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I have books everywhere - on the shelf, on the bed, on the floor, in the car, in the loo - and nothing gives me greater joy.

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Alien Abductions: A Critical Reader
Jeff Carney

Brave New World

Brave New World - Margaret Atwood, David Bradshaw, Aldous Huxley A fascinating study of what happens when everything goes right. The masses are happy and healthy, their needs are satisfied, there is no war or crime, there is no religion or Shakespeare (!). Yet,everything appears sterile, creepy... and boring. This 'brave new world' becomes especially frightening when you realise some of its so-called dystopic elements such as eugenics and free love exist in full validity today. Worse, they appear desirable - after all, don't we all want happiness? But Huxley tells us something that our parents or teachers don't always do, and that is that happiness, content or success means nothing if there is no effort, fear or sacrifice. He tells us that it is a also a human right to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.