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Re: I remember liking it years ago. Kaldric Send a noteboard - 31/08/2009 05:46:28 PM
Of course that was in the mid 80's. I remember that it was a choice for our contemporary American and British lit class in HS. Mrs. Hutchinson, who held each of her students with the utmost disdain, made sure that each of us chose this book as one of our 'optional' reads. Of course she would repeatedly tell us how they should put birth control in the water supply to keep us from breeding. This was her AP class. We heard she was not nearly so nice to her standard level classes.


Sounds like a great teacher.

I remember thinking that after Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, this was a breath of fresh air. Then was Pincher Martin by William Golding. I don't remember what else we read that year right now, but those three stuck with me.


I am not familiar with those books.

Of course I should go back and read this again. The ultimate rejection of government and authority that attracts a high school kid might not have the same draw for a middle aged father of two.


I'm not sure what I would have thought of Brave New World had I read it as a teenager. It is interesting to think about.
Kaldric

P.S. The "NSSP" is implied.

Of course, [Quixote] carried it a bit too far. He thought that every windmill was a giant. That's insane. But, thinking that they might be...
--Justin Playfair, They Might Be Giants
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