Hello my lovely followers! Welcome to throwback Thursday! Today I’m going to be looking at Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World.
Like last week’s post, I read this book also in high school for my Studies in Literature class, and I quite enjoyed this novel.
Read: February 2011
Rating: 4 Stars
Brave New World by: Aldous Huxley: A novel that dives into a world in the future, although reading it now Huxley is talking about the world we currently live in. This novel takes place in the 1930’s and it’s his views of how society would eventually look like in our time. Talking about human inbreeding, teaching etiquettes that are socially acceptable, and administrating drugs to authorize rulings and order, like everyone is just a cog in a machine. This novel really gets into what a future can be. The novel was engaging, a little frightening, but overall an engrossing and thought provoking read. Approximately 70 years later this novel has the reader asking questions and really thinking about our society and how it differs from the way Huxley thought it would be. It raises questions such as how can this be like our society? Or how much of it is really true? It’s quite a read if you’re into reading into the future when the future is already here.