Posted by: jackslife | June 29, 2009

Brave New World

There is a great post up on the Crunchy Con blog about one of my personal favorite dystopian novels, Brave New World.  His take on it is fairly similar to mine.  I’ve always found Huxley’s version of totalitarianism more likely than Orwell’s, at least here in America.  Huxley puts forward a dystopia of our own making, one that we willingly accept for the sake of our own comfort and satisfaction.  The hedonistic world that Huxley creates seems far more likely in America than the one that Orwell proposes in 1984.

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  1. I’m going to have to read this book soon. It sounds like a great read.


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