Friday, 24 November 2017

Friday Books - Brave New World

It's Friday, so it's time to hook up with other book admirers and share excerpts from the books around us. We join Book Beginningshosted by Rose City Readerwhere you share the first line, and  a few thoughts about the book.


I'm reading old books, lately, and this one has been on my list since I read 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale earlier this year. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Here are some covers:






Not the most gripping opening sentence I've ever read, but so far I'm enjoying it.



At Freda's Voice, you'll find the Friday56, where the excerpt comes from page 56 or 56% in your Kindle.



I do love this dialogue between Fanny and Lenina - about why you should have more than one man at a time. In a world with no human pregnancies, and no family relationships, why not, after all?

Enjoy your reading - leave me a comment and I'll visit you soon.

7 comments:

JLS Hall said...

This is one of my favorite books - I've read it several times. Might be time for another re-read next year. Hope you enjoy it!

Kathy Martin said...

This is another book that I have heard so much about that it feels like I've read it but I'm pretty sure I haven't. This week I'm spotlighting Lure of Oblivion by Suzanne Wright - an urban fantasy from my review stack. Happy reading!

Sassy Brit said...

HI Bev!

This is one of those rare books I have actually read a couple of times! I love it. I do hope you do, too!

Oh i love the first sentence - it's gripping to me in other ways - a hatchery and conditioning centre in Central London?

A WORLD STATE Motto? I remember thinking 'WTF?' LOL

Great choice!

Have a great weekend x

Laura Thomas said...

I am curious about this one. I have a feeling I'll enjoy it more than expected:)

My Friday 56 from Meddling Kids

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It has been a LONG time since I read this book, and I remember loving it. Enjoy! Here's mine: “THE WIFE BETWEEN US”

fredamans said...

Some interesting covers for it. I like how it sounds too! Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Bev Hankins said...

It's been a long time since I read this one (back when I was a teenager). Glad to see you enjoying it.

I'm reading a Christmas mystery this week: The Christmas Murder.