I know the comparison of these two books has been beaten to death over the past half century, but it's interesting to hear it from the author's perspective.

caio: Huxley is right: BNW is way more efficient and sustainable in the long term than 1984. However, I can help but get more enjoyment reading the latter than the former.

IMO, BNW has a major flaw that I can't get past: the book doesn't explain how Bernard, the protagonist, is born below the average for his caste. The whole point, to me, is that, because he's born different, he's treated different and, therefore, he sees the world in a different way. I think that accounts for a better explanation than what's given in the book.

posted by scarp: 2419 days ago