Monday, February 23, 2009

Book Review: Island, by Aldous Huxley

Here's an excerpt from my review of ISLAND, by Aldous Huxley.
The very last page of my copy of ISLAND gives a bit of info about the author. One line states “his later work reflects an interest in mysticism and the effect of the consciousness-expanding drugs.” That single sentence goes a long way to explain ISLAND.

Boy did I ever hate this book.
Yeah, it was *that* bad. If you want to find out why you can read the rest of my review here.

A commenter on my blog wanted to know why I continued to read it if I didn't like it so much. Well, I was CONVINCED that there must be some redeeming quality, some fascinating tidbit, that would make it all worthwhile. Yeah, not so much.


  1. A big kudos to you for sticking with it, because I definitely wouldn't have. You are a trooper :)

  2. Makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one who hated this book. It was so bad, I couldn't finish it and therefore, didn't write a review!