Title: Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley
Page Count/Review Word Count: 251
It’s hard to think of what a reviewer in the 21st century could add to the gamut of stuff that’s already been said about Huxley’s masterpiece, and yet nevertheless I find myself tasked with giving it a try. Huxley’s classic dystopian novel blows your mind in more ways than one, and in particular with its spooky prophecies that are slowly coming true right before our eyes – a real case of life imitating art, or perhaps just a fine example of Huxley’s forward thinking.
If you’re in to alternative stuff, and if you’re a fan of Nineteen Eighty-Four and some of Orwell’s other political work, then you’re going to love this – it’s exactly the sort of thing that you’d expect from the author of The Doors of Perception. Other reviewers have gone in to the story line and you can find out that sort of stuff anywhere – I have a limited number of characters, and so I want to concentrate on explaining how the book made me feel.
In a word, it was incredible – it’s the sort of book that could easily pass you by, but that when you finally do get around to reading it, seems to open your eyes and give you a completely different outlook at almost everything else you’ve ever read. You can see the way its influence has spread and permeated pretty much everything else that’s worth reading.