Brave New World
Lenina, Bernard, alpha-betas, Savage
A prophetic look into the future with regard to gene manipulation and drug use; telling, economic, and often brilliant prose, another timeless work.
A squat grey building of only thirty-four storeys. Over the main entrance the words “Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre” and, in a shield, the World State's Motto: “Community, Identity, Stability”.
Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east ...
One of my greatest literary impressions is the way in which, in one chapter, Huxley portrayed contemporaneous dialogue for three characters located in three different locals in three different conversations all at the same time! (The latter half of chapter three).
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