A Reader posted a review at 2007-07-05 10:08:19.
I can honestly say that this is the only science fiction novel I have read; but beyond even that specific genre, Huxley's classic satire and social outcry ranks high among the best works of fiction ever written or that could be read. Every choice made by the author in the creation of his future "utopia" is planned out to such minute and precise detail as to fully envelope the reader into this world. But more than that, Brave New World stays within our own to really make us think about our own lives. Never have I experienced a work of art that so fully called me to question how much the natural man's desires have been fed in my life so that I lose myself to mundane "happiness and comfort" completely forsaking "beauty and truth." I think its a work of genius to so blatantly shock us with content and yet so subtely move us towards indignation. I went to the mall after I read this book and I saw it all: sexual promescuity, the destruction of the family, mass production, consumerism sought over progression, chemical substance abuse, and the rejection of all that was old. The only thing wrong with Huxley's stark vision of the future is that it's a little too true. If you ever want to know some of the reasons why giving into every impulsive natural man desire is destructive beyond even basic morality, study Brave New World, and you will want to join the Savage in seclusion to prove what you can do to improve