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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World is an excellent book and, what's more, one that seems to be becoming more relevant all the time in our fast paced world. And unlike many other books with a similar philosophical orientation, Brave New World is quite refreshing, as Huxley's prose is somehow manages to be clear, elegant and insightful without being overly obvious.
As regards the actual plot, Brave New World is in essence a portrayal of a utopia (or dystopia, depending how you look at it) in which there is constant prosperity, people are always content, as they are well provided for and have been programmed to like their society in all respects. This programming is undertaken by workers in charge of… Read more
A Rush of Blood to the Head ~ Coldplay
4.0 out of 5 stars Less is more..., Feb. 1 2003
Sadly, there seems to be a tendency to either completely adore Coldplay and regard them as the savoirs of the current absymal pop-rock situation or to bash them for not being as good as the hype. To be honest, neither of these extremes is the case. Coldplay is a very promising new band with a lot of potential, some emotional verging on beautiful songs, and a whole bunch of others that seem to sound pretty much the same.
Anyway, overall, A Rush of Blood To The Head is another example of the calmly touching, minimalist style that makes Coldplay an enjoyable new band to watch. Some of the more highly recommended numbers on the album include "Politik," "The Scientist,"… Read more
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing quick read..., Dec 30 2002
Catch Me If You Can is supposedly a true story about a very talented teenage con-man who posed as an airline pilot, doctor, lawyer, and college professor, and passed millions of dollars in bad checks before his capture by the French police. Regardless of the highly questionable morality of the protagonist, there is no denying that Frank W. Abagnale's escapades are quite amusing and at times downright hilarious. The book is an ideal quick read, and will even teach you some interesting stuff about paperhanging along the way [but it's too late to try to imitate Frank, as he is now in charge of catching aspiring con men].
However, the story has its flaws and is indeed one of the rare cases… Read more