posted ago by GoldenPlains ago by GoldenPlains +42 / -1

Brave New World is the winner with 38.71% of the vote.


You will have the next week to procure your copy and read the first 4 chapters.

The first discussion post for the chapters 1-4 will be posted next week and it will be open for a week. Remember if you do read ahead not to post spoilers in the chapter discussion threads. This will be a nice change of pace from the heavy read of The Gulag Archipelago.

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cartoonericroberts 9 points ago +9 / -0

Why read a book when you could instead take a half gram of soma?

Hoodie_Fren 6 points ago +6 / -0

Interesting. I think I'll give it a go. I'm working in a min audio book version of 1984, and it seems quite weak (Orwell was just stretching out the reality of th Soviet Union into the future, and he wasn't the only one to do it). I have higher hopes for this book 'cause it seems that Huxley really glimpsed a future other people didn't.

dismybrowseacct 3 points ago +3 / -0

Huxley really got into hallucinogens so he's a bit different. The book is really good and covers how people are programmed for responses very well.

Brave New World used to be necessary reading to graduate in the US. Surprised more people haven't read it.

cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

It's been a while then since it was. I've been out of school 20 years and we didn't read it. I think the closest we got to dystopian warnings or whatever you'd call it was Animal Farm. I was in a suburb of a small city in a red southern state too, nowhere even close to a big city.

Rexmo 5 points ago +5 / -0

Definitely my favourite part when the characters give canned responses to certain situations. Not unlike leftist npc's.

ElbowDeepInIt 1 point ago +1 / -0

Brave New World is a better predictor insofar as how a complacent populace can be controlled be exploiting their vices.

1984 turned out to be pretty accurate for the government telling you not to believe your own lying eyes and it working on a scale unimaginable.

GoldenPlains [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hey u/DomitiusOfMassilia can I get a sticky please.

Also, if you can't find a copy of the book you can do a search on the web for a pdf, it is out there.

DomitiusOfMassilia 2 points ago +2 / -0

I stickied it yesterday, thanks!

BidenLikesMiners 1 point ago +1 / -0

pin our monthly game club too ya fuckin coward.

GoldenPlains [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't have the ability to sticky, I'm not a moderator.