Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Book Review by Owen Alexander
This book, in my opinion, was not good, mainly because it uses grammar that is long outdated, making it difficult to understand in this day and age.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 If you are super religious, I do not recommend this book to you, as it classifies religion as fake and outdated.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.
The society is divided into social classes, each of them literally made for their chosen purpose. Alphas are at the top of the social pyramid, being the smartest class, with the Epsilon class only being used for hard labor.
Throughout the book, the drug soma is talked about frequently, since it is a big part of this society. It is a powerful drug that puts you in your own little world if you need an escape from stress.
John the Savage.
The outsider, known as The Savage(AKA John) was born outside of the society, and had no prior knowledge of what happens within the city limits. He begins to complain about the lack of long forgotten principles, such as religion. This creates confusion across the community.