Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Terry DelBalso

Title/Author Never Too Late / Robyn Carr

This is a light reading book but it makes you stop and think. How do women react when they feel their lives have not turned out as planned? Do they continue on the path before them or find the strength to alter that road? You follow the lives of three sisters; each with a different personality and challenge. You find yourself quickly caught up in the story and cheering on their path to happiness; the path that is right for them. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆
Title/Author Brave New World / Alduos Huxley

Written in 1931, the book provides a grim look at the future where people are no longer born, but are grown in test tubes. Everyone is conditioned to think exactly the same as everyone else and to have an independent thought is considerred heretical. The embryos are altered to develop people into different castes, each with a different purpose in society. People worship “Our Ford” and make the sign of the “T” in order to promote stability and happiness. A scientist visits a “savage” reservation in New Mexico where people still give birth naturally, have “mothers” , have only one lover, worship Jesus and other Gods, and grow old. A “Savage” who likes to read to Shakespeare is brought back to London for scientific study where he encounters “civilization”. The book is a stark reminder of what life is like when your thinking goes against the crowd and a reminder of how dictators try to control their population and make them “happy”. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

 

 

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