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In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.
Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and—to his amazement—give him hope.
I could probably get passed this in hopes of a plot twist but the book is so boring to me I just can't give it anymore time.
If we change or overcome that conditioning our lives will be transformed, even as we are encroached by the cruel world around us.
Huxley had an interesting view of what a society can become when it takes the best of the Eastern and Western worlds combine.
Island, published in 1962, was Aldous Huxley's final novel, though I assume he didn't know that when he wrote it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by M. Buzalka
Huxley a man way ahead of his time, its like he could see into the futurePublished 23 days ago by Ricardo J Bonilla
One of my favorite books. Huxley examines utopia and how the raging changes of our world seek to undo the good and ancient. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tony Perez
A cumulative piece from Huxley that puts into fiction much of what he sought his whole life. All the seeking and wandering, all of the reading and experiences, they all fuse into... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael J. Ryan
This isn't a novel so much as it is an extended monologue in which Aldous Huxley stands on a soapbox with some puppets and croaks about his world views. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Tedesco
kind of a dense read but i enjoyed it. not as much as his Brave New World but it was something worth readingPublished 4 months ago by Dana