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4.0 out of 5 stars A close second, 12 Aug 2007
This review is from: Brave New World (Paperback)
I only gave this 4 stars because in the ongoing debate as to which dystopia more closely describes the direction our world is going I have to say George Orwell's 1984 wins out. But that does not mean that this novel is any less of a read than 1984.

Though the grim vision of Orwell's world hold's true today so does much of Huxley's the concept of soma being used to numb the mind, prevent thinking, it exists in our world. Television is our soma, crass news stories of lost cats or who is the father of who's celebrity baby, it's all mind numbing rot. How much longer before babies are created in tubs of gel and people are bred for specific tasks and castes in our societies. Closer than we think I fear.
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