How did you come across the book?
I was sitting in this park actually, saw the bookshop over there and I thought, “Well, I’m sitting here. I want to read“, went in to the bookshop, and well, this book is actually a recommendation from a friend of mine, so I asked there at the counter if they had it, and they had it, so. I bought it today, yeah.
So far, what perspective have you gained from it?
Well the book is about mass production and how, uh… eventually the world could completely turn around; where people are not born by their mother, or parent’s, but are produced in big factories. And, it’s actually, at the moment it’s sort of depressing. And, its sort of mind blowing. But, uh, I’m starting to like it, a lot. Yeah, it is quite dark. It is quite dark.
Would you recommend it, and if so, to who and why?
After page 50, yeah, for-sure. And to whom? To people buying mass production goods. Yeah.
Brave New World is far darker than that. Look around to see how it is actually happening. People are encouraged to take drugs, there is a new morality, society is continuously stratifying itself, and people are buying into the ostracisation of people for minor differences. Some cultures are socially engineering themselves, where a boy child is more valued, no matter how poverty-stricken, squalid and dismal the environment, you will find ultrasound imaging and abortion clinics. History is being rewritten not just to favour a victorious army, but wholesale to undermine the facts of the past. Monuments are destroyed faked and modified. Wars and internal conflicts engineered, terrorism faked, criminal activity sponsored by the state. None of this is new of course, it is just more pernicious and obvious to those not conditioned to accept it. Read again with opened eyes opened mind and open heart.
Might be the worst book review I’ve ever read.
Keep in mind the reader had just started the book at the time of the interview (only 50 pages in).