"Brave New World" -- have you read it?

by AlmostAtheist 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • AlmostAtheist

    I've heard alot about this book, but I've never read it. Today we happened upon a yard sale and there it was! So I grabbed it.

    I can't put the thing down. It reads just like the life of JW's. "Good thinking" and "bad thinking", castes, "conditioning". Catch phrases to make you believe that you're doing what you ought to do. Peer-pressure to bring along any that are doubting.

    Wow. I'm just absolutely flatly amazed. If you haven't read it, you've just got to. It's extraordinary.

    Killer is, of course, few JW's would read it because of all the sexual references. Not that there's anything pornographic (at least not so far, I'm only half way through) but just the sexual concepts woudl likely make such fundies uncomfortable enough to put it down. (More "conditioning")

    I give it 5 stars, a smiley-face, an A++, and two panda's thumbs way up!


  • Qcmbr

    I read it and found the ending fairly unsettling. Excellent.

  • Qcmbr

    ..a very good description of why the garden of Eden scenario just wouldn't have been in our best long term interests

  • Joel Wideman
    Joel Wideman

    That, along with "1984" and "Animal Farm", should be required reading.

  • tall penguin
    tall penguin

    And don't forget "The Chrysalids" by John Wyndham.

  • dedpoet

    I have read that, I found it thought - provoking. It's probably Aldous Huxley's best - known book, but the "Doors of Perception" is also worth a read.

  • Preston

    I read it, I thought the character of "the savage" to be profoundly moving and heartbreaking. Sad.

    - Preston

  • Bonnie_Clyde

    OK - who is the author of Brave New World?

  • DanTheMan
    OK - who is the author of Brave New World?

    Aldous Huxley. I've never read it. I think the best dystopian novel I've ever read is The Handmaid's Tale.

  • stillajwexelder

    Mr Huxley = a God among men

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