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Book Review: Brave New World

May 11, 2008
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Review by Águeda Fernández

huxley2.jpgBRAVE NEW WORLD
Aldous Huxley
(1932)

Future…how can this word make our life so unpredictable?
Despite the fact that this book was written in 1932 and it is thought not to be a scientific prophecy, the chemically-driven happiness that Huxley imagined is not so different from our life-style nowadays. Adolf Huxley didn’t want to write a piece of ill-concieved futurology, he was only trying to write an ironic view of future. Sarcasm encompasses each chapter so that his book is not very thick but it definitely has an intense philosophycal flavour. “Brave new world” is an extremely well-written novel that will make you think about the way we’re threating our appalled planet.
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Kazuo Ishiguro: An Interview

March 11, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Audio and Video, Books, Resources
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Listen to an interview with this exceptional writer talking about his latest novel Never Let Me Go.

In this link you will also find other programmes in which the author reads the opening passage of the book.

Thinks… - A book review

March 11, 2008
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By Rocío Álvarez

thinks.jpgHave you ever desired to go deeper in other people’s mind? Especially to know the sensations your partner (husband/ wife/ girl-boyfriend/affair…) has about the things you do together? With David Lodge’s Thinks… you’ll find some examples of what goes on in a successful scientist and in a recently bereaved woman’s minds from the moment they meet.

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