Aldous started his writing as a poet and this is his first book.
It’s a bit heavy, so i’m taking it a bit at a time.
Aldous’ first collection of short fiction, consisting of six short stories and a play.
A rather interesting look at ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder’ before and into WW1, where one personality is a conscientious objector while the other is firmly on the side of destroying the Hun with extreme predjudice. Add to this that Richard’s other personality is female and has complete blackouts when she takes over things get a little out of control for him.
Superbly written in Aldous’ inimitable style.
I think i must have been in my early 20’s when i read this, so about 30 years ago. Wow! Good book, great philosphical discussion within, as usual with Aldous’ stories.
So i’ve shoved it onto ‘The Pile’ to be read once more as i work through all of Aldous’ writings.
It’s certainly been a while since i read this. I used to own so many of Aldous’ books, now i have to collect them all over again on Kindle before having a really good reading binge.
One day i’ll get around to reading this again, it’s been nearly 30 years and it just popped up in Kindle Daily Deals for 99p so i couldn’t turn it down.
I’m hoping to digitally rebuild my Aldous Huxley collection that i used to have years ago in real books – maybe when i’ve got a load i’ll have a good Huxley binge, but until then they can sit and gather some digital dust.