When reading a book,I like grasping the meaning of each and every line,and in that respect,Brave New World was no piece of cake.
The beginning was pretty tough to get into,as I had to follow the interminable process through which the embryos were going,while all the time making heavy use of my imagination – for nothing in the real world is to be found in the ‘Brave New World’.Besides I had to re-read the first chapter to understand everything.Needless to say I feared that my reading streak of great books would end.However the first chapter seems to be the toughest part of the novel,as the story unfolds pretty easily afterwards.In the end,my streak of great books remains unbroken,as Brave New World was simply superb!
The amount of work put into this book is baffling.It was so intelligently written that I couldn’t help thinking of two of literature’s greats: Franz Kafka and George Orwell.I like how Huxley found more than a superficial connection between Ford and Lord.Besides the onomatopaeic resemblance,there is the cross of Christ which,when its tip is cut,becomes a ‘T’,the name Ford gave to the first affordable automobile.Ford in some way became God as he was the first man to invent a true automobile that would change the lives of people ever after; his invention was the first mechanical revolution.
As you might know,I’m only giving my first impressions after reading the book.In the days to come,I will write a heavier and more coherent post about how Brave New World is still as horrifying today as it used to be decades ago for unlikely reasons.
– By the way,which book would you suggest I read next: 100 Years of Solitude, Midnight’s Children,or Possession?