May, 2016: "Brave New World"
Essential dataAuthor: Aldous Huxley
Genres: Science fiction, dystopian fiction
Reading started: February 18th, 2016
Current progress: Location 3854 of 3854 (100%)
Reading ended: March 6th, 2016. "Brave New World" was successfully finished in 17 days.
Review score: 2 of 5
Wikipedia: Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. - "After Ford" - in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.
In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.