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I just finished reading “Brave New World”. Since I never read any of the “summer reading” books in high school, I’m making up for that now. In the past decade or so I’ve read stuff like 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Foundation Trilogy, To Kill a Mockingbird, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Agatha Christie books, etc. I highly recommend stuffing yourself full of the cultural classics.
My thoughts on Brave New World, don't click if you don't want spoilers.
This was a lot different than I thought it would be. I knew it was dystopian fiction, but I never thought it’d be about eugenics and morals that are completely opposite to what we have now (like: everyone belongs to everyone). It was a really interesting take on the future.
It also abruptly ended with the Savage’s suicide. I wasn’t expecting that, but it’s fitting.
I don’t have much more to say. I didn’t find it profound or anything. It’s just one dude’s scary take on the future.
I also very much love the Asian Saga by James Clavell. Chronologically, it starts with Shogun, one of my favorite books of all time. Here’s a list of all of them. I’ve just got to read Whirlwind and then I’ll be done. Some of the books were less than great, like Tai-pan and Gai-jin. I’m surprised at how much I loved King Rat, though.
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