Sunday, January 5, 2014
CROME YELLOW - Aldous Huxley''
The English country house weekend is given the treatment here. This is a satire of this event, the basis for many hundreds of novels. All the characters are some what exaggerated as to be expected of a satire but the mix allows the author to express his ideas and views on everything.
We have unrequited love, the 'cad', the women who are- beautiful, strange, beguiling and weird. The master of the house is delightfully eccentric and the house "Crome" has a story itself.
This is Huxley's first book but the ideas for 'Brave New World' are already being thought through and discussed here.
This is a short read but Huxley gives you much to think about .