Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


“Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his

This book was very strange both in its layout and how it was presented to the reader, and in the actual story too. Set in the future, the world was very different with everyone made using science (odd cloning techniques) instead of being born, and with completely different views and values. The story was presented from different perspectives and it was interesting to see how the characters similar to us now were viewed as savages by the ‘present day’ characters. I’m finding it hard to try and describe the world the characters lived in so I suggest everyone read it! It was quite confusing to start with, but by the end of the novel, it was easy to see the effects of the different society. An unexpected and quite twisted ending. 4/5 rating.


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An aspiring cellist, I absolutely adore reading, and even if it means squeezing it into the cracks of my busy life I am still determined to read more! For me, a truly great novel isn't just flashy with a fast paced plot and glossy characters, it is good literature that traps you with every word and entices you to read on. I write quick-to-read book reviews on CreativeThoughtBubble, as well as occasionally publishing short stories of my own.

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