This Perfect Day

This Perfect Day : Introduction by Jonathan Trigell

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'Marvellously entertaining. A cross between Brave New World and Doctor Who' Look Magazine

Considered one of the great dystopian thrillers - alongside A Clockwork Orange and Brave New World- Ira Levin's terrifying glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication.

Set in a seemingly perfect global society, where uniformity is the defining feature, one man leads the resistance against UniComp - a central computer that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. All ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into a single race called 'The Family', and citizens are continually drugged so that they can never realise their potential as human beings, but will remain pliant and cooperative...

With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Levin's most haunting novels.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 200 x 133 x 22mm | 245g
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781472111524
  • 6,797

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Ira Levin's Brave New World New York Times Book Review
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Ira Levin's Brave New World * New York Times Book Review * Ira Levin should be remembered for his dystopian novel This Perfect Day, which ranks alongside Brave New World and 1984...Ira Levin...was known for his bestselling novels Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives and The Boys From Brazil, all of which became successful movies. But another of his novels, This Perfect Day, deserves to be better known than it is * Guardian * Ira Levin's Brave New World. * New York Times Book Review * Marvelously entertaining. A cross between Brave New World and Doctor No. * Look Magazine * Ira Levin's brave new world is populated by eight billion members of The Family. Life is planned and programmed from birth through death by UniComp, the supercomputer down inside the earth. * New York Times Book Review *
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About Ira Levin

IRA LEVIN is the author of Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil, The Stepford Wives, and other bestsellers, as well as Broadway's longest-running thriller, Deathtrap. He has won two Edgar Awards and the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. He died in 2007.
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8,668 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 36% (3,155)
4 37% (3,179)
3 20% (1,747)
2 5% (454)
1 2% (133)
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