Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Hypnotic, enlightening, and all-around brilliant, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a dystopian masterpiece. Brave New World takes place in a futuristic London, where society has been organized into a rigid system of castes. Members of this society have been trained (to the point of brainwash) in order to fit into a perfectly constructed communal scheme. With prominent symbolism and extremely skillful writing techniques, Huxley crafts a foreboding warning to future generations against the compromising of human creativity for an ignorantly blissful existence.

Anthem by Ayn Rand

It’s short, to the point and powerful. Anthem, by Ayn Rand is, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked gems of our age. It is not only packed with suspense, but causes any reader to seriously think about his or her own values and outlook on life. This tiny book has the ability to change the way we think and live.

Equality 7-2521 was born into a world ages down the road from ours. He has no identity. He is not of himself but is just one part of society, one piece in the destructive machine. He is not an “I” he is a “WE”. When he begins to question all that the civilization knows Equality 7-2521 takes the reader on a thrilling adventure of self-discovery and happiness.

Anyone in the mood for a quick, thought-provoking read ought to pick this one up. Related books would include The Giver and Brave New World.

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