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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Even I Dont Understand Myself Sometimes

After filling out my answers to Fill In The Blank Friday last night I started to remembered "pieces" of a book I'd read a couple of years ago. The thing about remembering "pieces" of it is that one of them was not the title.

So what does one do when they can't remember what the name of the book is? Nope, not Google it. Instead you go to the person who gave you the book to read. In my case it was Rusty. Poor old loving Rusty. I seriously have no idea how he understands me sometimes because I don't even understand myself sometimes.

When he a
sked me what I remembered about the book I'm sure he was expecting to get a few key details like the characters names, a topic...just something useful, lol. But this is what he got instead:
"I remember a guy. A guy who lives like in another place...maybe another futuristic dimension. There's a girl he's into but cant be with her because they're not on the same level or whatever. All the people have certain jobs they have to do & they have to take pills. The main guy I think goes out to the woods or wilderness even though he's not supposed to & finds his mom or someone. I think he takes that person back to his world & they give her pills to try to adapt again but cant. Ugh! I'm so frustrated! YOU gave me the book to read, why cant YOU remember?"

Poor guy...this is the life of my husband people. He's constantly trying to decipher things I tell him because this is literally what my description of things are like. Yes, I have the worst memory & lack the ability to put together logical descriptions, ha ha
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After a couple of minutes of him patiently going through god knows what websites he found the book! Turns out my description sorta made sense...sorta. I was so happy to know the title & I'm sure he was happy to just have me NOT describe it anymore lol.

Turns out the book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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"Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of the Utopian World State in Brave New World. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a "Feelie," a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allows. (per Amazon.com)


The best part...Rusty saved the book after I was done reading it (FYI: I like to donate books when I'm done with them & he likes to save them in case he wants to read them later) and now I'm about to re-read it *smile*.


I don't think I've ever been so happy that my husband is a bit of a book hoarder.


5 comments:

  1. You're funny. It's so great your husband could figure out what book you were talking about!
    My brother and I were talking about Brave New World just the other day. I read it in High School and wanted to read it again. I can't remember the story, I just remember it kind of freaked me out. Ha! I was hoping he had a copy in his massive book collection, but unfortunately he didn't.
    Enjoy reading it!

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  2. Haha that sounds just like me! My husband is a pro at deciphering my vague descriptions of things and half the time he knows what I'm trying to say before I do.

    Glad you figured it out! I read Brave New World a few years back and could probably reread it now myself.

    Happy SITS Saturday!

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  3. I love that your husband can translate you. That's so important in a marriage. So glad that you figured out the book, that sort of thing could make me go insane.

    So how was it? I remember reading that in high school. I liked it.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  4. What a great description! ;)

    Oddly enough, your description was enough to make me think I may have read that one a long time ago... I'm going to have to look it up again. Sounds fascinating! :)

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  5. Bwahaha.

    There are a couple of books that I've read and loved and would like to re-read. I remember the general 'vibe' but not any of the details. One is about a chick from a small Northern US island who comes back years later. She may or may not work in a bakery...? Another is about a caretaker of a rich lady's house who finds an abandoned baby.

    *Sigh*

    Your husband is good people.

    ;D

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