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Island - Aldous Huxley
Island
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In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move when an agent of... show more
In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and -- to his amazement -- give him hope.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060085490 (0060085495)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
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William Burcher — "This is serious business"
William Burcher — "This is serious business" rated it
2.5 "Vain and Shifty-Eyed" …
Ok. 2.5 stars. Nothing more. Nothing less. I confess, I didn't finish it. I had high hopes for this book (out of respect for his previous—Brave New World is still in my thoughts regularly). But after getting through the ridiculously cliché characterization of the "Rani," I had to put it down. This c...
Samir's Critical Corner
Samir's Critical Corner rated it
1.0
Terribly boring, nothing compared to Brave New World, more details here:http://cecileswriters.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/samirs-worst-3-books-of-2011/
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it
2.0
About a utopian SE Asian island society on the cusp of being corrupted by exploitation of oil. Reads more like a socio-political manifesto than a novel. The plot, such as it is, is just an excuse to contrive situations for characters to explain their life, philosophy, culture etc, rather than the dr...
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