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    Books on Mind Control

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by S-wo, Mar 5, 2009.

    I just have a craving here to read a novel that deals with mind control. I was wondering if any of you here can recommend me any books that deal with it.
     
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    A Clockwork Orange, possibly?
     
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    Len Deighton's The IPCRESS File - Brainwashing
    Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - Societal conditioning via drugs
    Philip K. Dick's We Can ERemember It for You Wholesale - the novel Total Recall was based on
    Larry Niven's World of Ptaavs - what happens if you read the mind of a telepathic Slaver?
    Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, as Banzai suggested.
     
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    Thanks for the reccommendations.
     
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    Update. Sorry I know it's been a while, but I finally got around to reading one of those books it's hard to find books at my library and also with the condition I'm in.

    Cogito I don't know how you reccommended Brave New World. I don't understand a bit that I'm reading. I'm up to chapter 4 and still don't have a clue.
     
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    Brave New World is about conditioning (brainwashing) on a societal level through drugs and propaganda.
     
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    you just repeated your last post. How's that supposed to help?
     
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    Sorry. If it isn't what you need, pass it by.
     
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    Brave New World isn't especially difficult to read, as I remember it...if you can't read that, definitely don't even attempt Clockwork Orange....
     
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    I wrote a two freakin' essays on Brave New World...

    If actual mind-control is what you're looking for, Brave New World probably isn't the thing. If you're interested in any of the societal conditioning whatevers, I could show any of you the essay.

    10th grade English honors paper--I may not have taken it seriously ;)
     
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    Mind control covers a pretty broad spectrum.
     

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