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Island Paperback – July, 1989
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"A mirror in which modern man can see all that is rotten in his society and himself." -- -- Saturday Review of Literature
"An intellectual teaser in the best Huxley Tradition." -- -- Time
From the Back Cover
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Fortunately, I have Eckhart's teachings now within and guess that any reader should have a background understanding of Buddhism prior to reading. I would treat this book like a spiritual text and read it when you are ready, otherwise you may find it boring and babbling.
It was fun to see how a utopian society based on "being present" might play out in a modern world. If only we could have such daily reminders as those birds squawk "Attention, here and now".
Thoughtful, critical, humorous and serious. A lovely novel.
I highly recommend the book. Very enjoyable.
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