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This novel had the makings of greatness. The quest for longevity. The mindlessness of consumerism. The zaniness of LA. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Bruce Watson
As a philosophical novel, this is a clumsy and very preachy work—heavy on the Advaita Vedanta blather, although there are some insights here and there. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Royce P. Grubic
This well told tale contains, in the voice of one of its characters, a philosophy that explains why human history is NOT also human progress and presents one of the ways this could... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles W. Riendeau
Personally I love philosophy, especially in the delivery of a novel such as this. Aldous Huxley isn't for everyone, and some may consider his work dry but as soon as you get use to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jewfro
Many people state Brave New World to be practically the only Huxley worth reading. Those people have not read After Many Summer Dies the Swan. Read morePublished 13 months ago by E.V.
I have just finished re-reading this novel. It was published in 1939 but I first read it at school in about 1964. We had an English master who was very keen on Huxley. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen Cooper