Point Counter Point isn’t one of Aldous Huxley’s best novels. It’s an observation of ‘society’ of sorts and doesn’t have a plot line to speak of but for the purposes of this set up the size and colour were perfect. Brave New World though is an extraordinary book. Written in 1932 it is a vision of a dystopian world in the year 2540.
And this year marks the 70th Anniversary of Eric Arthur Blair’s death – known by his pen name as George Orwell author of 1984 and a contemporary of Huxley.
Both men had an extraordinary vision of what the future may hold with some rather uncomfortable accurate predictions of what is happening around the world today.
So if you haven’t read either and are wondering what to read on holiday I thoroughly recommend them both.
Number 26 in the Paintathon.