|I originally had to read this book in high school as part of my English curriculum. At the time, I could barely get through the first few chapters without dozing off; teenage me was not particularly insightful. However, after gaining some maturity in my final year of Undergrad, I decided to revisit this book and as of now, it remains as one of my favorites.
Huxley’s satire of society is still, if not more so, relevant today. The characteristics of the World State are not so far-fetched as at first glance. The consumption driven mindset of today’s society is frighteningly similar to those of the fictional citizens of Brave New World where individual happiness is equated to the ability to satisfy materialistic desires.