In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and -- to his amazement -- give him hope.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing
The rating is based on my memory of reading this book as a young woman. I suspect that today I would only give it 4 stars. I recognize all the weaknesses that other reviewers have mentioned. It is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
This is less of a novel, and more of an expanded philosophical treatise on Huxley's version of a utopia. The society of the island Pala is the inverse of, and parallel to, the society of Brave New ... Read full review