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Old 05-07-2008, 11:23 PM #1
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The Writings of Aldous Huxley

Recently I have picked up several books from him ranging from Crome Yellow from the 20's, up until A Brave New World Revisited from the 50's. By far, he is the most talented writer and story teller of all time in my opinion. He was once considered the smartest man in Europe. He died the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination so he didn't even get a block of print in any world newspaper. He was an avid user and believer of mescaline and LSD, both psychedelic hallucinogens. On his deathbed, he requested a full syringe of pure liquidized LSD injected into him hours before his passing.















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Old 05-07-2008, 11:48 PM #2
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What a coincidence, I started Brave New World yesterday. Im about 3/4ths done, really good stuff. Sad thing is, it doesnt seem that far fetched these days..
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:07 PM #3
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Wow. We were just talking about Huxley in my English class yesterday.

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Old 05-13-2008, 05:56 PM #4
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Wow. We were just talking about Huxley in my English class yesterday.

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Same, I just finished writing an essay comparing Brave New World to 1984.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:44 PM #5
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Brave New World got here yesterday. It arrived with some other stuff that I'm going to be reading first, but I'll post here when I do get around to it, assuming this is still here. Judging by the pace this forum moves, I'm guessing it will be.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:22 PM #6
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hmm I kind of liked brave new world, the noble savage quoting shakespeare was cool and all. Didn't really like the island that much and haven't read any of his other books.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:09 PM #7
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Try Reading Crome Yellow when you have a chance, you can really get a feel how much he hated his generation. lmao. What didn't you like about The Island?
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:19 PM #8
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read most of Brave New World a few years ago, then I lost the book.. heh. I should really get around to rereading it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:12 AM #9
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Just picked up The Doors of Perception earlier today and have read about half of it. I really enjoy his style of writing.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:33 PM #10
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So weird I just found Brave New World in the basement.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:53 PM #11
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Read Brave New World a few months back and enjoyed it. Tried re-reading it again and completely hated it the second time around. I also have a copy of The Perrenial Philosophy but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:19 PM #12
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I, too, started Brave New World, yesterday.

"Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesired sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."

The first paragraph of the foreword in the copy of Brave New World that I'm currently reading, in reference to "changing" the book.

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Same, I just finished writing an essay comparing Brave New World to 1984.
I have 1984, waiting to be read immediately after Brave New World.


I find a lot of the replies in this thread almost frighteningly coincidental...
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:49 PM #13
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I finished Brave New World last week for a book report in my English class. I was going to get 1984 and read it to compare by my school library apparently hasn't heard of the Dewey Decimal system so I couldn't find it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:48 AM #14
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This thread should stay active.

I finished Brave New World, yesterday. Hell of a book.

ST:L should have a book club, where members read and discuss certain books at certain points of reading. We could start with one of the Huxley books that most of us haven't read.
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I really enjoyed The Doors of Perception.
While it was more of a study, Huxley's writing style is very easy to get caught up in.
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