Monday, May 14, 2007

BCOO: Bait and Switch and Brave New World

Oops. I got a little behind.

Bait and Switch, by Ehrenreich was a really interesting read. I fell in love with her after reading Nickel and Dimed, where she attempts to live on minimum wage as a waitress, a Wal-Mart employee, and a maid.

Bait and Switch did not disappoint. In this one, Ehrenreich goes undercover into the white collar world, discovering a new way to (not) get by in America. It's fascinating and entertaining.

And I finally read Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.

Wow. I loved it, as I fully expected to. Everyone should read this (read 1984 first, though).

Not too much detail here, because I'm tired and it's been a little while since I've finished these. I'm reading a book now called Story Time by Edward Bloor. It's a young adult novel recommended by a friend. Should be good enough to tide me over before the next Harry Potter.

4 comments:

Sharif said...

And I finally read Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.

If you like dystopia fiction, if you haven't check out We by Yegevny Zamyatin. It was published three years before 1984

dav!d said...

I fully recommend This Perfect Day be added to your dystopian fiction list. It's much more a drama than BRW, but it uses similar elements. I think it was a far more engaging read too. But I was 13, so I could be wrong.

What don't you have ads on here?

!d

dav!d said...

I meant BNW and you know it. Stupid Blogger won't let me edit comments...

!d

Sharif said...

Thanks for the Soseki suggestion. I will look it up. I like Powell's, but sometime amazon has better deals. :(