I had to read Brave New World for school, too; in the beginning I hated it because of all that extremely scientific terms and stuff, but when that was over I quite liked it. The characters are really not that interesting, though, imo.
See, I like the scientific terms. Always when I read a future novel or see a film that takes place in the future, I always want to know more about the science of it all.. am a science geek at heart I guess.
i guess why i didn't like brave new world is cause it's so anti utopian and i myself thought that it didn't show all sides of a utopia...i have read and researched a lot about utopias because i had to write an essay on that topic and only then i realized how badly brave new world actually presents a utopia
oh yeah and i love lovecraft, just cause he can create situation very well..when i read his stories i almost feel as if i'm there...and he's very inspiring for my own work as well
Well I like it because it's not an Utopian novel, but more dystopian.. I think that there's no such thing as a Utopia, humanity will always find a way to fuck it up.. and dystopia's are more fun anyway.
Though I did read that Brave New World was sort of written as a parody to H.G. Well's Men Like Gods.. which is about a Utopian world. I love H.G. Wells, so think I'll see if I can get my hands on that one.
And I love Lovecraft too, am most fond of his Cthulhu Mythos stories.
Which are a lot.
And about the Picture of Dorian Gray.. I loved it at first.. let's say I read it years and years ago, and recently started it again.. and was bored with it about halfway through. Another time I might enjoy it, but this time I had no patience with those men so worried about appearances. Did find the thoughts of influencing others that much fascinating, as the descriptions of people and surroundings, but not enough to keep my attention till the end of the book. Is not my last attempts for sure, but not now.