Brave New World

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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  • Michael Garrett
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "As I was reading this novel I was surprised to find out it was written in 1932. It's vision of a technological dystopia is eerily prescient. It is easy to see the influence this novel had on George Orwell, Philip K. Dick and the Wachowski brothers. While this story may seem all-too familiar at this point in time, you must remember that it did it first. Definitely worth reading to see the birth of a genre."
  • Terry Oliver
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Looking for a great biopunk book? If so, check out Brave New World, a utopian and dystopian fiction novel by Aldous Huxley. A definite must-read for Huxley and biopunk fans alike."
    Catherine Schmidt
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Brave New World is a book before it's time. A groundbreaking dystopian novel that captures a disturbing new reality in gripping detail, it is an excellent and necessary read."
  • Katherine Kelly
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I was excited to finally get my hands on this book because it was referred many times in one of my college courses and was always told that it was a masterpiece. I agree that the first one hundred pages really get you thinking like the character but shortly after that it was filled with so much fluff that I felt like the author was just filling pages for volume."
  • Patricia Arnold
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Brave New World is the perfect example of a mad scientist book. It is riveting and imaginative. The science in the book is fictional but has enough grasp on reality to make it feasible, making the story truly enjoyable. "
  • Angela Spencer
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I was looking more for books that are set in present-day or past London rather than a 600 years in the future dystopian London, but this is not bad too! The premise seems a bit worn. Even if it was written in 1932, today's best seller list is over-saturated with cynical dystopia stories. I'll give it a chance though."
    Terry Reynolds
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Dystopian settings for books can be interesting, but ones written this long ago are too disconnected for me to get into them. It would have to be pretty modern for me to read."
  • Jeffrey Newman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Brave New World is a book that all teenagers and young adults should read during their formative years. It is regarded as one of the earliest and best dystopian future novels. It can capture the imagination of young readers like Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or even modern day TV shows such as The Handmaid's Tale."
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  • Elizabeth Obrien
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece."
  • Samuel Banks
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "If you like Sci fi books about "utopia" societies, this might be the book for you. This book is the story about a Bernard Marx who one days finds out the his society isn't what it seems to be. I read this book and to me it is one of the pioneers of this genre that I would recommend. "
  • Andrew Knight
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Brave New World is a classic of the mind control genre. Still relevant despite being published in 1032. Highly recommended."
  • Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This dystopian book reminded me of the 1984 book. Just that in this book, it's more of simple pleasures and happiness of the characters and it's something that makes characters not so "likeable""
  • Frances May
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Brave New World is a very common book for school readings. I read it in high school and it still stands up today as a wonderful classic. Always a great read. "
  • Marcela Ávalos
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Brave New World is a classic and one that is timelessly accurate and horrifying. A world where technology has assumed control serves as a warning to current generations about the power of intentions and power."
  • Anna Burton
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Very good story about predictions of our world. If you liked 1984 you'll love this novel. It is graphic and scary and the end takes you by surprise."
  • Grace Bishop
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A very good classic read. It is interesting to see what an advanced world was imagined to be in 1932. Probably in the top five of recommended books by Lucas Scott"
  • Frank Cook
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I was looking for a book for my son to kind of shake him a bit to get him out of his stupor. I tried Brave New World off a recommendation. Brave New World is a prophetic book that gives a bit of glimpse about what modern life is. However, I wouldn't exactly say it's a life-changing book. It's a good one though - I definitely enjoyed it."
  • Maria Diaz
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Great book on technological dystopia. Those who love science fiction and fantasy, this is a must! A truly fascinating fun read for the Summer."
  • Shreya Singhal
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is really interesting, but it took me a lot of time to finish it, even though it's a short one. I must say that what I liked the most of this book is the description of the setting they live in and basically the beginning when the way the world works is explained, the way it is described and the reasons the author gives for it to be that way make sense. Aside of that I truly disliked the characters and the main story plot with the savage thing. When Lenina and Bernard go to the savage reservation the books becomes kinda boring. I want to think that the author made the characters unlikeable on purpose, because they have a very different way of thinking and basically everything that today is normal to them is stupid and senseless... But even though John is the only one that one can relate to, to me he was still unlikeable. I would have liked to know what happened with Bernard and his friend, whose name I forgot, and the life in the island or how things work in the islands, but nope, instead of that everything ends up focusing on Mr. Savage, although Bernard was the main character at the beginning."
  • Carolyn Mason
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Brave New World by Aldous Huxley as a suggestion has an interesting cover and seem to match my search criteria for the best Dystopian fiction of all time. I thas over 2000 reviews with a 4-star rating and several purchase options. I would be interested in purchasing this book."
  • Diana Su
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I needed to find the best must-read novels according to The Guardian. I found Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's an awesome fiction novel published in 1932. It's all about living the perfect life, following Bernard Marx. It's a really amazing story that is touching and fascinating. My friends and I love this book. Check it out!"
  • Juan Willis
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Aldous Huxley wrote a book between the two Great wars..and saw past today. This is really saying something. Sometime in the near future society is separated into Castes and people are assigned (In some cases) to a breeding farm. Only a few women/men are selected and capable of this breeding (see a handmaid's tale for how this works out). Upper classes are extra elite.. lower classes are turgid, dirty (Like unwashed?). Excellent read. Far sighted."
    John Hernandez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Definitely a book I can get behind. Creative and smart book by Huxley here. Everyone should read this one, not sure why it's not mandatory in schools."
    Betty Porter
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book teaches knowledge"
  • Virginia Bates
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Brave New World could almost have been written recently with all the eerie similarities with Artificial Intelligence and Genetically Modified Organisms in a book written almost a century ago. In Brave New World, everything down to who can have children is controlled and monitored. This makes for a real eye opener with regards to where we could end up if we travel down the road of genetic engineering. Just be careful not to get the Kindle version, it is very different form the regular print version."
  • Denise Moore
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is most definitely one of the best books that are still around from the '30s. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommend to others looking for something similar."
  • Ronald Herrera
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a really good solution and many will either read Huxley's work in high school or college. It is very well known and is often required reading for students so this is a really great fit. It only has above average reviews but it has so many that I would feel confident in this solution."
  • Shaurya Mehta
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Wow! It's crazy to think that this book was written nearly 100 years ago. It's also scary to realize that so many of the predictions in this book have kind of come to pass. The whole premise is unsettling and should terrify everyone who reads it."
  • Zhao Dong
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "When I purchased the book, I thought that I was in for a great read. I was truly disappointed. There were pages missing and not to mention that this book has nothing to do with politics. This book is about the author's fantasy of the real world. I kind of felt like I was conned into reading this book."
  • Teresa Carlson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book is shorter than other classics. It was easier to read because it wasn't too long."
  • Gregorio Gaytán
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with this title as it, alongside '1984' and 'Fahrenheit 451' are the three most widely read and mentioned books about totalitarianism dystopians. Brave New World slightly favors science-fiction over the other two so if you prefer your dystopian novels told through a science fiction lens, then I'd start with Brave New World first and then move on to read the others. "
  • Scott Richards
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A provocative and brilliant story. I was amazed at the writing and just couldn't put it down. It is a must read!"
  • Douglas Hudson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Before there was ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Bladerunner’, before there was even ‘1984’, there was Brave New World. It is astonishing that Aldous Huxley wrote this tale of technological dystopia in 1932."
  • Willie Duncan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Brave New World is a book about an engineered life in a fictional dystopia. The premise, while not abnormal, is quite shocking in the scope and depth of its inherent segregation. That is, everything has its place and everyone does things in a particular and ordered manner. It's the lack of free will and inherent differences that make it especially scary, and overall it really does look at the worse case of a society based on rules and machines. It's a very engaging read, and it's something everyone should take the time to study as it has important concepts moving forward into our futuristic world."
    Diana Morales
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I feel like this book isn't really one of the best books that can be used in literature classes. I feel like it's hard to get into and doesn't really have a message behind it that's very wowing and informative. "
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  • Terry Brewer
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I don't know if Peterson recommended it, it is the type of book he would though. You won't be disappointed with this read, so long as you can get past some of the dated references."
  • Betty Hanson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Brave New World is a classic book that predicts a utopian future. It was a creative and good read."
  • Jordan Garrett
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I'm kind of a fan of Hamza Yusuf Hanson, I admire him greatly, and I was intrigued to find a list of books that he recommended as being among the best of their type. I like scifi, and I saw 'Brave New World' by Huxley, on his list, and for some reason I've never gotten around to reading that one. I got a copy at my local library, in the 'literature' section, and I have to admit it's a ground-breaking classic, incredibly thought-provoking (albeit grim), and doubtless influential on many other books I have loved. I'm glad I listened to Hamza Yusuf's advice."
  • Gerald Spencer
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book takes you to a pretty interesting world. It offers a nice story and characters too."
  • Wayne Wood
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I was gifted "Brave New World" by my best friend. She had told me about this book on and off for years that it was something I must try to read. This is an imaginative world where everything is engineered to appear happy and adjusted, even if it takes brainwashing and drugs to make it happen. Huxley hails from a scientific family who has trouble adjusting to this illusionary world. I relate to his yearning back to the imperfection of our current world. It is definitely a vintage classic!"
  • Sharon Olson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Brave New World is one of the most famous dystopian novels in existence and is arguably one of the best books ever written. It's definitely among the best in the ALA challenged list. This book is controversial for its depiction of promiscuity and for its offensive language but is uncomfortably thought-provoking and oddly prophetic. It's a masterpiece."
    Sai Chavan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Must of served as the template for the formation of NAzi germany "
  • Phillip Lawson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Brave New World is a terrible choice for political satire, but a great choice for taking a good long look at what we value as people. Brave new World was written as an extrapolation of the trends of America's consumerist culture, and though it is dated it stands the time. We face the same issues today as when Huxley first wrote it. "
  • Peter Lucas
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Before there was ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Bladerunner’, before there was even ‘1984’, there was Brave New World. It is astonishing that Aldous Huxley wrote this tale of technological dystopia in 1932."
  • Janice Adams
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I finally read this book after waiting for it many years! It is truly perfect and amazing at the same time. The story is filled with interesting characters and the drama of the story keeps you on the tip of your toes."
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  • Gloria Adams
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of my all time favorite books. I love science fiction and Aldous Huxley does this well. If you are into sci-fi, meaningful characters, and a bit of history, this is a great book for you. "
  • Katherine Hudson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great book but I'm not sure it's for the modern day hippie. It was published in 1932 and while the message rings true today, it's not super hippie."
  • Jason Hu
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "If you're heading to college and haven't yet Brave New World, do it. Stop reading this and go do it now. The best thing to compare it to is Orwell's 1984 but the differences are illuminating. In Brave New World, instead of a boot stomping on the human face forever, there is an omnipresent drug that people take to gain pleasure. They live in tyranny of pleasure. They don't just take the drug, they also go about their business and have a lot of sex. Now you might think: sex and drugs, that sounds great! But read the book and you might reach a different view."
  • Harry Long
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you like books that are like 1984 then you will love this book. I have seen the future and it is nice, quiet, calm, agreeable, and one of the scariest things I've ever seen. Read this book to see for yourself."
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  • Isidro Molina
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Brave New World is a sweeping tale of a technological dystopia written all the way back in the early 1930's. As a science fiction fan, this book always gets my imagination working overtime. I love the characters and settings of this scientifically engineered society."
  • Bruce Davidson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The best Mensa-recommended book for ages 9 to 12 is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Set in a future utopian world the story follows Bernard Marx, as he journey's deeper into the depths of a world he thought was perfectly designed but is anything but. It is a thought-provoking read and a classic."
    Leonardo Amador
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I thoroughly believe that this is for people who want to think, who don't just want a mindless story that won't challenge them. The true purpose of books should be to enlighten as well as entertain. "
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  • Christian Jones
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book is required reading in many high schools. It is not easy to read. But it's powerful and makes you think about society, culture, and how the world actually work. It isn't the most engaging or enjoyable book, but it certainly makes you think and question the world around you. "
    Kenneth Harris
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "In general, this book is really memorable because a lot of the issues it talks about are still relevant today. I could envision that our society world could end up looking similar to this at some point. "
  • Raquel Andrade
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "If you love dystopian books this one is a must read! It's a classic for a reason. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to everyone who hasn't read it yet. It really makes you think about the world we live in. "
  • Nicolás Anaya
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Jordan Peterson thinks outside the box. It is quite amazing overall. He asks questions about government and the way they run things. This is a great thing overall. Honestly it is one of the best things that can happen overall. It teaches me things I did not know before."
  • Dylan Price
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I wouldn't say this book is the top of the list to read if you're a geek. But I would say it's about a 7/10. I love dystopian fiction and if you do, you will most likely enjoy this good read as well. I would suggest giving it a chance."
  • Teresa Murphy
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece."
  • Emma Walker
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Brave New World is a fantastical futuristic novel authored by critically acclaimed writer Aldous Huxley. In a dystopian future, the story teaches lessons still important today."
  • Dennis Walters
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Brave New World is a book based on alienation from the world and giving up your individuality to technology. The book explores the future of a technocratic run world that is very mirrored with the world direction of today. "
  • Kevin Ford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a great 20th century book. It has interesting views on how science can effect our lives."
  • Jose Howell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Since this genre is so specific, this one fits both and I don't think many other will. So since there's so little, I'd say this has to be one of the best. Good reviews and is pretty popular as well."
    Deborah Armstrong
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I was looking for something with a little more action, a little more Star Wars-y, so this wasn't what I was looking for. It's more philosophical, something you'd read in English class."