Monday, November 8, 2010

Book 62: Brave New World and Book Stats.

Before you read any further, I should point out that this post was originally written when I finished the book during the read-a-thon (yes, a long long time ago). It has been sitting in draft form waiting to be posted. Here it finally is. :)

Title: Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

First Published: 1932
My Edition: Perennial Classics (Seen at left)
Pages: 268

Other Works Include: Crome Yellow (1921), Those Barren Leaves (1925), Eyeless in Gaza (1936), After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (1939), Ape and Essence (1948), The Genius and the Goddess (1955), Island (1962)

I attempted to read this title a few years ago when I was in college in my "spare time." I remember thinking it was an odd little book and I was having a hard time getting into it. I believe I only read 60 or so pages before giving up and turning to my school reading instead.

Since then, I have been meaning to give it another go. I always hear wonderful things about Huxley, but I haven't read anything by him. A good friend of mine raves about Island, which has long been on my TBR list as well as this title, so perhaps another try will do the trick.

This is the only Huxley novel on this project list, but if I like it, I will definitely be giving his other work a try. As a sci-fi lover, I need to read more of his work!

Let's keep our fingers crossed that this is a perfect book for today!


  1. Hope you enjoy this one Allie. It wasn't my favorite but I did find it interesting and would definitely read it day. I'm not familiar with anything else Huxley has written.

  2. If I recall correctly, you finished this one during Readathon right? I hope you liked it! I read it in HS alongside 1984 and loved it!

  3. Just wrote a really long comment and blogger ate it. In short, I hope you liked this one even a bit as much as I did.

  4. I started this but couldn't get in to it. I'll look forward to your thoughts.

  5. This one's on my list. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. I didn't realize it was sci-fi. :-)

  6. I hope you enjoyed it as much as i did and I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.