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Island By Aldous Huxley Island In Island his last novel Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where for years an ideal society has flourished Inevitably this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surroundi

  • Title: Island
  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • ISBN: 9780060085490
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Island By Aldous Huxley 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 FarIn 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.
    Island By Aldous Huxley

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    1. Tom on said:

      This book was simply unbearable to read The only reason I slugged through it was out of respect for Huxley and for the occasional snippets of philosophical wisdom I discovered along the way The theme is pure Huxley intelligent, open minded man gets shipwrecked on a remote tropical island where the native population has managed to create a utopia The man meets a variety of people over a period of days who explain Pala s the name of the island unique culture The story is actually a succession of p [...]

    2. Mohit Parikh on said:

      Let me open the review with a bold but defensible statement This work has no literary merit This sci fi Huxley couple were not happy that this work was considered a science fiction utopian novel is a vehicle to deliver what Huxley believed to be The answer to one of the most critical questions of our existence we know the present value systems are fucked up but what is the alternative The Island, Pala, is where Huxley materializes in words his vision, relying and borrowing heavily from Eastern r [...]

    3. Aubrey on said:

      I m on a roll Or rather I ve finally figured out how to find lots of books that I ll love So many five stars, and it s only February Anyways This book is like a savory meal that is extremely good for you Or any activity that is rewarding in all the right ways Hardin s Tragedy of the Commons comes to mind, or a massive extension on its logic in a world where there s a country that fully accepts it Will brings enough cynicism into the utopia to put up a good fight, but his acceptance and apprecia [...]

    4. Jan-Maat on said:

      Well Well Well.Well that got me round the awkward problem of how to begin this review Island can hardly qualify as a novel, certainly not as a good one by normative criteria Most of the book consists of one character, Will Farnaby, shipwrecked on the island paradise of Pala, having conversations with other characters who to all intents and purposes could almost all have been the same person, about half of the book Farnaby, who, with apologies for the technical details, seems to have busted his k [...]

    5. Jodi on said:

      I m not even finished with this and already it has had a profound effect on me I resonate with this book like Cat s Cradle or Stranger in a Strange Land It will take me two or three reads at least to grok it in fullness, but it already feels as if some of the thoughts were for me, some of me It s been a very long time since I fell so profoundly in love with a book, and it s a delicious, delightful, very spiritual experience.

    6. Kainan on said:

      Aesthetically, not his best work, but wonderful none the less The book is basically just an essay on politics, science, philosophy, religion, society, man, and ultimately, Utopia, masked as a novel This is a forewarning to those looking for deep characters or a driving plot However, the debate set forth by Huxley is than a little intriguing, and should definitely hold the attention of anyone who has dreamed of a better life for the world and the people in it One of the biggest arguments present [...]

    7. John Doe on said:

      My GRE Test Prep book says that qualifying and generally narrowing the scope of your thesis does not in any way undermine the effectiveness of your argument On the contrary it makes the argument appear scholarly, convincing The persuasive power of Huxley s utopia similarly rests in a kind of measured ambition That is, while it is certainly na ve to assume human beings will ever solve all of their important problems, it also cannot be denied that these problems are all too often caused by social [...]

    8. Stela on said:

      Strange things, these novels of ideas You read, you read, so charmed and challenged by the intellectual debate that somewhere along the road you completely forget to pay attention to the plot, to the characters and generally to all that makes the essence of a novel And only in the end you ask yourself if it is a novel what you ve just read after all The explanation is of course quite simple plot and characters are only embodiments of ideas and such writings, while mimicking the narrative structu [...]

    9. Chaz on said:

      It should be stated as a caveat to this review, that I believe that Huxley is one of the most important, intellectual, and enlightened mystics of the 20th century I originally read this book 8 or nine years ago when my knowledge of spirituality, religion, and literature was sparse However, it was one of those books that struck me like lightning and forever change the way I frame the world and our society.So a re read Island is an active dialogue between relatively few characters who bring Huxley [...]

    10. Will on said:

      Tiresome but worthwhile, Island is sociological treatise than novel Huxley wrote a guide to his ideal society communal, pacifist, profoundly spiritual, a country that focuses on its citzens well being and happiness over environmental devastation and false corporate prosperity Pala, Huxley s fictitious South Asian island nation, is the societal equivalent of an ecosystem, the complex networks of each community rely on mutual dependence, a form of structured anarchism I was spellbound and nodded [...]

    11. Karla Butler on said:

      Aldous Huxley wrote this just before he died and to me this is his swan song Island is set somewhere in the Pacific and depicts an Englishman s journey of spiritual enlightenment and self discovery A progressive community takes mind altering drugs and rejects conventional societal values for their own utopia Everyone has the freedom to choose their own work, worship their own gods and have sex freely without the taboos of Western civilization The community are exceptionally kind and open to Will [...]

    12. Caroline on said:

      BRAVE New World is one of my all time favourite books so when I bought this one it seemed like a no brainer Island is a really interesting and thought provoking book A word of warning to anyone considering reading this though this isn t your typical story there is no real complication, it is a series of philosophical ponderings surrounding the main character I loved it but I know it is not for everyone I found that the story got me thinking a lot and I often had to pause to consider what I had r [...]

    13. Hadrian on said:

      This is less of a novel, and of an expanded philosophical treatise on Huxley s version of a utopia.The society of the island Pala is the inverse of, and parallel to, the society of Brave New World Instead of a rudimentary caste system, jobs are assigned from personal interest and capability Education is communal, in order to prevent passing of parental neuroses or flaws and ease socialization The emphasis of sex is not solely to have a lot of it, but to enjoy it and make an experience out of it [...]

    14. Daniel Gonçalves on said:

      Whatever the precise definition of the novel concept might be, it certainly does not hold Island as its epitome It is comprehensible.After the release of the acclaimed dystopia known as Brave New World , Huxley s name became forever imprinted into the respectable hall of fame of science fiction writing, which might have hindered his prospects into finding other ways to convey his own opinions In Island , the reader is overcome with the feeling that he might have been coerced into masquerading th [...]

    15. Preeta on said:

      This is a book to read and re read for the philosophical and spiritual issues that it examines The utopia of Pala is examined by an outsider, much like ourselves Will has been brought up through the typical patriarchal pedagogy, which resents and demeans anything different He learns to embrace a parallel if not complementary way of living The Palanese integrate teachings across philosophies not just religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity and accept the spectrum of individuals muscle m [...]

    16. Nataša on said:

      Ajme meni, al me iznenadila ova knjiga Tre i susret sa Hakslijem i definitivno najja i utisak za vreme i nakon itanjaNisam se ba interesovala o emu je re , o ekivala sam manje vi e ne to poput Vrlog novog sveta me utim, dobih sasvim suprotno imam je na polici jo od sajma 2014, kud je ne uzeh ranije u ake Elem, ovek je pre vi e od pola veka govorio o stvarima koje me trenutno veoma zanimaju, pa sam se itaju i konstantno odu evljavala govore i u sebi da li je mogu e, pa upravo o ovom sam razmi lja [...]

    17. El on said:

      The biggest problem I have with books centered on Utopian themes is that they are written like a how to guide than an actual novel At least with dystopic literature things happen as well as playing as a mirror to the past society before it went bad With Utopian novels you have a character, usually a cynic Will Farnaby here , who stumbles upon is shipwrecked upon falls asleep and wakes up in etc a brand new world Yes, that was an Aldous Huxley joke In Will s case, he was shipwrecked on the imagi [...]

    18. Alyssa on said:

      I wanted to like this book than I actually did Brave New World is one of my favorite dystopias, so I was excited to see how Huxley tackled a utopia, and to see how his thoughts on society matured between his writing of Brave New World and Island his last novel I felt the result was slightly disappointing.While all dystopias and utopias are comments on society, and almost all utopia dystopia authors have an agenda which they would like the reader to come to after reading the work, most do so in [...]

    19. Cecily on said:

      About a utopian SE Asian island society on the cusp of being corrupted by exploitation of oil Reads 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 driving force This also means that none of the characters are very convincing because they are almost incidental caricatures and many of them are too good to be true.

    20. Damla on said:

      3,87 Kitab n ortalama puan D k bir puan olmamakla birlikte, kesinlikle y ksek de de il Hele ki bu kitap i inBu kitap bana uzun zamand r ya amad m bir durumu ya att Maksimum 30 ar sayfal k periyotlarla okuyabildim nk kitab n z ndeki fikirler yle yo un ve d nd r c yd ki daha fazlas yoruyordu Her okuyu umda kafam allak bullak etmeyi ba ar yordu zira yle b l mler oldu ki defalarca kez yeniden okudum, her defas nda da bana inan lmaz bir haz verdi.Huxley kesinlikle toplumu okumada ok st n bir isim Top [...]

    21. Lee on said:

      All about Soma which is like all about this totally cool combo of prozac and psychoactively intense medications read it in the passenger seat of a VW Golf driving back east from California after high school graduation during the First Bush s reign of terror Think I finished it by Cheyenne Way enjoyable.

    22. Arzu Altınanıt on said:

      Sevdim mi Bilmiyorum San r m ans sl Cesur Yeni D nya dan hemen sonra okunmu olmas oldu, nk bir Cesur Yeni D nya de il Onun tersi yarat lm topik bir toplum s z konusu lgimi ekmi olmas da bu sebeptendi Evet, toplum ok daha bar c l, ok daha huzurlu ama yetmedi A r virg l ve tire kullan m da beni ok rahats z etti.

    23. Sara Zovko on said:

      Huxley me uvijek ostavi bez rije i , probudi u meni toliko emocija i pokrene toliko pitanja Malo je pisaca, malo je knjiga koji imaju tu mo.Huxley je shvatio ivot.

    24. John on said:

      My wife and I have been preparing for next year s season premiere of ABC s hit series, Lost, and decided to watch all four seasons prior episodes As part of the experience, we looked at the Lost Book Club offerings and noticed that Aldous Huxley s Island Perennial Classics was included On seeing that online listing, I was reminded that I had read the book about a decade after it was originally published in 1962 , while I was in high school Although most of us growing up in the 1960s were likely [...]

    25. LATOYA JOVENA on said:

      I was happily reading this book and then going along feeling like I was on an Island It was warm and sunny The natives were friendly for the most part and all spoke English And then it happenedAldous Huxley There s a message in all of his books and I already knew the message for this one which society is better Modern technology or a primitive and laid back approach Some combination of the 2 Reading it came like a slap from the grave Aldous called our health care 50% terrific and 50% nonexisten [...]

    26. Jenni on said:

      A little hard to stay with this one A man is shipwrecked on an island populated by the perfect society A typical Huxley book, he exploits and criticizes the basest elements of his current society by contrasting it with the earth friendly, free love island s society His protagonist laughs like a hyena, has flashbacks of his miserable existence, and was essentially trying to get to this island to get a deal for oil companies, which would essentially destroy the island s balance and idealism I m no [...]

    27. Matthew on said:

      Uhgwhat to say This was a 350 page outline of Huxley s dream culture Basically an entire work of dialogue, it lays out a system of Tatric Buddhism supplemented by hallucinogenic mushrooms It relies, unapologetically, on irrationality It was painful to read I finished the book because I hoped that the overall plot of the story would include some activity That activity came in the form of the last paragraph in the book That was about it, which was shame because the premise of the story was intrigu [...]

    28. Erik Graff on said:

      This book was required reading for a Grinnell College sociology course on utopias and dystopias taught by Alan Jones Of all the books in that class we probably enjoyed this most because it was at once tragically utopian and, to our minds, relevant Not only did it portray a plausible way of life, but it included the earnest use of psychotropics It is not, however, Huxley at his best Though we didn t mind, the message dominates whatever literary merit this last novel of his has.

    29. Dan McG on said:

      Huxley became a big proponent of mushrooms later in life, and a lot this book just reads like him explaining their benefits.

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