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tlr online
25-03-06, 15:45
Wowzer! What an awesome tale, the premise of which is more than plausible as an alternate future. The conclusion was pure genius, and I won't spoil it for others endeavoring Aldous Huxley's finest text.

It's a hard call between 1984 and Brave New World, but I think the latter pips the other to the post.

Lara Lover
25-03-06, 15:45
:tmb: Congrats Justin.

xMiSsCrOfTx
25-03-06, 15:46
Glad you liked it! :wve: How many pages was it?

stereopathic
25-03-06, 15:48
i really need to read more classics. maybe i'll read this next. i've always wanted to.

Pipolinne
25-03-06, 15:50
I'm starting to get scared: you pick exactly what a friend of mine does and you read it exactly at the same time !Perhaps it's because you're both Aquarius,lol!

Sci-fi isn't exactly my cup of tea,but I'm glad you enjoyed it :).

Geck-o-Lizard
25-03-06, 15:50
I didn't like it as much as 1984, but it's still a must-read. Glad you enjoyed it. :wve:

tlr online
25-03-06, 15:51
229 pages. It's worthy of your attention tho, a real eye opener, and Huxley's dialogue is awesome!

Mona Sax
25-03-06, 16:34
Wow, you've really been into dystopian literature lately. It's a good book, I agree. :tmb:

Olvidarse
25-03-06, 19:04
Wowzer! What an awesome tale, the premise of which is more than plausible as an alternate future. The conclusion was pure genius, and I won't spoil it for others endeavoring Aldous Huxley's finest text.

It's a hard call between 1984 and Brave New World, but I think the latter pips the other to the post.

Explain the thematic significance of the ending scene and I'll call you AP-worthy. Even the ending description is quite genius, don't you think? :)

tlr online
25-03-06, 19:06
Explain the thematic significance of the ending scene and I'll call you AP-worthy. Even the ending description is quite genius, don't you think? :)
I'll do it in two words.

Full circle. :wve:

xMiSsCrOfTx
25-03-06, 19:11
I might go check this out from the library; you've got me interested. :)

Olvidarse
25-03-06, 19:19
I'll do it in two words.

Full circle. :wve:
Yes yes yes, I luv youuu, AP-worthy!

Emphasis on the "mechanical" aspects of this society with descriptions of the movements, comparable to Huxley's use of numbers...

xMiSsCrOfTx, you'll enjoy this one for sure.

tlr online
25-03-06, 21:06
Yes yes yes, I luv youuu, AP-worthy!

Emphasis on the "mechanical" aspects of this society with descriptions of the movements, comparable to Huxley's use of numbers...

xMiSsCrOfTx, you'll enjoy this one for sure.
Can you recommend something on par with 1984 and Brave New World?

Geck-o-Lizard
25-03-06, 21:10
Seconded! Any recommendations on other high-quality dystopian novels would be appreciated! :wve:

illuminati30
25-03-06, 21:19
ah you just put a sheryl crow lyric in my mind

'She was born in November 1963
The day Aldous Huxley died'

Sorry!

1984 is a great book, i had to do it at school and learn it inside out. Need to look it out again.

tlr, what is brave new world about?

I am still reading lord of the rings.

tlr online
25-03-06, 21:20
tlr, what is brave new world about?
http://www.huxley.net/

illuminati30
25-03-06, 21:28
http://www.huxley.net/

Not the easiest review in the world to read! There is obviously a lot in there. LOL 200 and something pages. I will be through that in no time after having read the lord of the rings!

illuminati30
25-03-06, 21:30
The drug is said to be better than (promiscuous) sex - the only sex brave new worlders practise. :whi:

tlr online
25-03-06, 21:32
Not the easiest review in the world to read! There is obviously a lot in there. LOL 200 and something pages. I will be through that in no time after having read the lord of the rings!

Rings rocks!! :tmb:

illuminati30
25-03-06, 21:38
So does science equal more freedom or less? Less for me, i am never out of labs :whi:

Olvidarse
25-03-06, 22:28
Can you recommend something on par with 1984 and Brave New World?

Handmaid's Tale, if you're interested in political dystopias...

tlr online
26-03-06, 20:35
Doubleplusgood. :tmb:

Mona Sax
26-03-06, 20:38
Have you already read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It borrows heavily from Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World, but it's still a good book, too.

tlr online
26-03-06, 21:02
Have you already read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It borrows heavily from Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World, but it's still a good book, too.
Not yet. I'll give that a whirl also :wve: