Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
In Brief632 years After Ford, the civilised world has never been so clean, safe and comfortable. Parenting and literature have been abolished, and all castes have been conditioned to enjoy perfectly satisfied lives of sport, sex and hedonism. So why is John the Savage, the Shakespeare-quoting innocent raised on a remote reservation, so repelled by it all?
Why you should read itThe classic utopian/dystopian novel, Huxley's nightmare portrayal of a world too numbed by instant gratification to care about anything comes closer to our reality than any other literary vision of the future.