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Book details of 'This perfect day'

TitleThis perfect day
Author(s)Ira levin
ISBN0394448588
LanguageEnglish
PublishedJune 1970
PublisherRandom House
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Unknown reviewer wrote:
This is one hell of a book. It is a perfect illustration of a society that has spiralled ridiculously out of control, relying completely on technology. Although the events of the book are not likely to ever happen, there is still a lesson to be learned. Reliance on the new is not always best, and the old is sometimes still the way to go to achieve a "perfect day".
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Reviewer Ward Lynds wrote:
I read it 30 years ago and I am seeing it come to pass now. In fact in those days it was unbelieveable but today it has come to pass.

Reviewer Chris B wrote:
I first read this book when I was 19, and I read it again every few years to keep it fresh in my mind. The characters seem very real and the story prophetic, way ahead of its time.

Reviewer Albert Benzer wrote:
This book rates at the same level of 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Huxley. The story, though, is less realistic and includes far more "individuals-are-superpowerful" imbibed statements. Despite, it's a must for someone willing to understand how he himself is controlled, directed, peted, and slaved in the present society.

Unknown reviewer wrote:
I read it 30 years ago, thought it was excellent then and have been thinking about reading it again. I was really wanting to see a summary of it is what brought me to this site....
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