Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
• Average rating on goodreads.com: 3.94/5
• Synopsis: This story takes place in London, England, the United States and Mexico in the year 2540. In this so-called “Utopia”, the state has all control, it is a complete dictatorship. Babies are not born, they are artificially created and everyone is belonging to one of five distinct classes; Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon. The young are brainwashed into becoming happy with their predetermined role in society. People are psychologically conditioned in their sleep and told not to love, but rather to have sex for fun. Also, a drug called Soma is used to make people feel no pain and it has no repercussions. This book does not exactly follow a solid plot however, later on in the novel characters from the New World and Savage reservations are introduced. The differences in ways of life between the New World and the remaining Savage Reservations are showcased.
• Theme: One main theme is the possible dangerous of a state controlled society. Another is the battle between being happy and recognizing the truth.
• Awards and Achievements:
 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit – 1959
• Reviews: o “Brave New World is an enduring masterpiece of classic science fiction, a bleak future vision as concerning today as it must have been over 80 years ago.” – Antony Jones, SFBook Reviews
• Personal Reflection: This is a science fiction novel and I am not a fan of science fiction. This…

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