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Entry 1 I chose to read Point Counter Point which was written by Aldous Huxley because I have read Brave New World before and hoped that this book would be of a similar nature to it That is futuristic science fiction However from first impression in the first few chapters this book turns out to be of a quite different genre than the first The book is written in real time with human characters The intrinsic and captivating language which is produced by detailed metaphoric images captivates the reader into wanting to read more and ensures that the reader is not disappointed that the book does not more closely resemble the genre depicted by Brave New World Blatant expressions like the fiddlers drew their rosined horse-hair across the stretched intestines of lambs serve to entice the readers attention and captivate their imagination even more Already within the first line we have been introduced to one of the characters that will surely cause some conflicts later in the novel Her name is Marjorie Carling and she is your stereotypical housewife type woman In fact the other main character in the book Walter Bidlake her partner now had this to say of her relentless arguing about him going to a party She has no right to do this sort of thing no right to be so unreasonable Why cant she be reasonable Although this sounds like your average woman the author presents the interesting and remote idea that perhaps something will change Huxley also introduces a concept that I anticipate will become a major theme in this book It is brought up through the contemplations of Walter Bidlake A noble end may justify shameful means but when the end is shameful what then It is the manner in which this is brought up that alerts the audience to its use as a major theme The actual plot itself is simple enough so
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