A Reader posted a review at 2009-05-15 04:11:36.
This is a classic, and positively creepy, vision of the future. In this future, there is a one-world government that controls everything. Children are grown in bottles, conditioned for their predetermined job by altering the condition of their test tubes--oxygen levels and the like--to create a caste system. After being decanted, the children are taught by recorded voices that indoctrinate them with the message that the government wants them to receive. All conceptions of morality are dead, and "right" is what is good for the community. Children are encouraged to begin sexual experimentation when they are extremely young, and the coda of the day is "Everyone belongs to everyone else." Long term relationships are a threat to the stability of the community. Individuals who start asking too many questions are sent to live on an island where they can't do any damage.
Into this world is thrust The Savage, raised on a Savage Reserve where elements of our culture still exist. His worldview is informed by the works of William Shakespeare, suppressed along with all other art in the Brave New World outside. How will the Savage respond to this? Huxley creates a piece of literature that is as engaging as it is a message about the dangers of the direction our society was headed in 1939 adn still today....