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Has anyone read this book?

  1. Feb 7, 2006 #1
    Has anyone here read
    Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley ?

    I'm currently reading it, and I think it is the worst I ever had to read
    (primarily due to my vehement disagreement with the author's predictions).

    Yes, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and general biology are all heavily emphasized in this futurist novel. (Hence, I ask PF :biggrin:)
    Has anyone here read this book?
    Now, what did you think of it?
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    I think too many of us have. You're right. Brat-wurst book ever.
  4. Feb 7, 2006 #3
    Well I have to say I hated it when I had to read it at school, but now looking back at it I think it was a pretty decent book. Nothing amazing but I would definitely say that it was a good book.

    Can't believe what English has become these days (well here anyway). The in depth analysis of symbolism I doubt the author even thought of detracted from the story and made it the most painful read of my life.
  5. Feb 7, 2006 #4

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    I remember it as being "heavy handed." Getting whomped with metaphor after giant, obvious metaphor can give you a headache. I suppose its good for school because you can't NOT find something to write about in that book.

    Important, I suppose, but far from "the greatest work of literature."
  6. Feb 7, 2006 #5
    Indeed it is!

    ~What are your reasons for hating it?
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