Science Fiction

Brave New World

Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is not a text that lacks reviews or opinions, and attempting to contribute to the (often-polarizing) dialogue is a bit daunting. But I did finish the book, and I do have some impressions that I feel warrant sharing.   Take Aways General Style I had a little trouble getting into this novel. I’m not new to science fiction, but something about the tone or style made it harder for me. Perhaps this is an…

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

As I read Fahrenheit 451, I was startled by how relevant it is to the world that we live in today, with its censorship of topics that can be offensive to smaller groups and the frightening influence that the media has over us. My understanding of how this novel is usually interpreted is as a commentary on the evils of censorship. This makes sense to me, since the primary motif of¬†Fahrenheit 451 is the burning of books. However, this was…