We’re living in an era when some of the wildest plots described in science fiction stories sound. . .well, a little too much like contemporary life. Take Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, for Instance. The book describes a future in which people are brainwashed to be happy by taking a drug called soma.
An Extremely Banned Book
Given how lucrative the self-help and pharmaceutical industries are today, it’s not surprising that the themes from Huxley’s dystopian classic still resonate with readers. But the book’s popularity has alarmed some school boards and activists who have tried to ban it for offensive content. Of course, this has only served to make readers more curious about the novel.
Read our full summary of Brave New World.