Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brave New World

Author: Aldous Huxley
Stars: 4
Review by: Matriarch

 Dystopian novel about a future where people are amusing themselves to death (See Neil Postman's book!). In this world the State has eradicated pain, disease and family life. People are so happy that they take doses of a drug called soma each day to "trip out".
I paired it with 1984 and re-read it to teach it to my high school students.

1 comment:

Saraswati said...

Again, here is a book that "kind of" made fun of a bizarre future. Who would have believed that this is closer to the truth now vs then! (So says a science teacher.)