Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

Book Review by Owen Alexander

Have you ever wondered what the future might look like? Well, in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, we are taken to a wondrous utopian society, with flying cars, no sickness, and a drug called soma that takes people to a vacation inside their heads. However, when an outsider comes into the mix, their world begins to fall apart. This new world may be rich in technology and new ideas, but it lacks what is internally important such as religion. A few people, Benard and Leinia, step outside the city's boundaries, and learn about the Old World.

This book, in my opinion, was not good, mainly because it uses grammar that is long outdated, making it difficult to understand in this day and age. However, there are some parts that pulled me in and overall enjoyed, like when they describe the speed of the vehicles that the people use. It's prediction of the future, while a little silly sometimes, is nearly on point when it comes to human interaction. The people only spend so much of their time communicating with each other, just like in real life. If you are super religious, I do not recommend this book to you, as it classifies religion as fake and outdated. But if you don't mind the controversy, this could be a great read to pick up.

Aldous Huxley

The author died on November 22, 1963.
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