Rory’s Book Club: Brave New World

I would recommend “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxoly if you like to google a book after you finish it to figure out what you just read. I couldn’t even figure out the summaries I read online. I have no idea what happened at the end. I’ve never taken a writing class, but I’m pretty sure the ending is an important part to understand. I want to give this book a high rating just so other people will go read it. Then they can explain it to me. I started to read “Brave New World: Revisited”  hoping it would shed some light on it. In this book Huxoly wrote that he thought his book was much more relevant than “1984” by George Orwell. This might have been true 50 years ago, but I feel that “1984” has come true much more than this book. Mostly because I don’t know what this book was about. If you want to explain to me what the crap happened in “Brave New World”, please leave a comment.

 

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3 thoughts on “Rory’s Book Club: Brave New World

  1. Trish Ryan

    I’ve been through several writing classes and can confirm that yes, understanding the ending is important. Some classic books just suck. Sad, but true.

    Hopefully Rory’s next choice will be better!

  2. Miranda

    Ok, so it’s been a while since I have read this book. I loved this book, mainly because the dystopian world that is supposed to warn us of the dangers that will happen if we try to achieve a Utopian society, is a place I would totally love. I would love to be an exiled person that is sent to an island to read and be away from idiots!!

    Anyway, I think the ending was something like John the Savage killed himself to escape the dystopia. He had committed sin when he took the soma and joined in the orgy, and had to end his life.

    That is a basic message of the book- censorship is bad, the world needs morals and values, individuality is important, and consumerism sucks. Also Huxley shows that this could actually happen as a lot of things that happen in this book are exaggerations of the way the world already works/worked. Example- throwing out items that are torn, instead of fixing them.

    I hope this helps you, but since it has been a while since I read this book I could be forgetting some stuff!!

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