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  • moving on with the video!

  • Meme Review - just kidding. It's just me! I didn't get much sleep last night, and I'm just like can we

  • This video will be very chill; just one video, that would be very chill. Thank you very much ok alright ok

  • Feels kind of stupid making a video like this because who cares what PewDiePie has to say about literature

  • if you follow me on Twitter,

  • I've been posting I've been reading a lot of books lately and a lot of people were asking, "hey

  • Do a book review" so here I am. it was three people that asked actually it's really weird

  • I don't think I've ever read this much in my entire life. It just sort of happened, and I've been loving it

  • I had a blast this month reading these books

  • Consider Phlebas, Brave New World,

  • Fahrenheit 451,

  • Children of Time, the Picture of Dorian Gray, and 12 Rules of Life.

  • I basically wasn't - it's not a new year's resolution or anything like that

  • I used to read, YouTube sort of made me completely stop

  • And I've been really desperate to just do other things in my spare time

  • and I've been loving it and I plan to keep, keep on reading and

  • maybe

  • uh, this could inspire you to read as well or

  • uhhhh

  • Might just be interesting to hear what I have to say. I don't know probably not, shut up! First book is:

  • Consider Phlebas or plebas or

  • phLeBaS. You know this is an important writer because the title of his name is five times big as the title of the book

  • I didn't know anything about Ian M. Banks. I know he's from - he's a Scottish writer? this was written in nineteen

  • 1987. I don't think the title or the cover has anything to do with the book

  • I just knew I wanted to read a sci-fi

  • I got this idea that I just want to immerse myself in a completely different universe and

  • Space seems like a great place to go. I've been really interested in AI lately, and I thought

  • Maybe, maybe I can discover that. I just searched up classic sci-fi

  • and this is what came up. It's about the main character whose name is Horza, and he's a very interesting protagonist

  • He's a changer as it's called and

  • Whenever I, uhh

  • Whenever I read a

  • Old literature that is considered a classic

  • But hasn't been made into any form of movie adaptation because Hollywood would literally take anything and make a movie out of it -

  • But they don't - I'm always thinking why? Why has this not been made into

  • a movie and well

  • I think it's the protagonist. How do you make a movie about a character that can change into other people?

  • It was very interesting to have a character, that's

  • sort of OP (overpowered) in a sense. He can

  • change into other people - not as seamlessly as x-men or whatever; that blue girl or whatever -

  • But nevertheless he can do it he has

  • teeth that if he bites you you'll become paralyzed and if he even just scratches you and

  • He will have the same effect. He doesn't really use the powers as - just as a superhero

  • It's more of a way to as a power struggle

  • This is so uninteresting. I realize sorry, but the main cha - I just find it interesting that the main characters like he has

  • these really great abilities and that made it really fun. It's basically about Horza

  • who is - I don't; I feel bad for not remembering this - but he's with the Idiran, which is this space

  • group of people. Man, I'm explaining this amazing. and Idiran is at war with The Culture which is this uh

  • space group of people. And Horza is uh, he wants

  • Through some strange turn of events, he wants to retrieve

  • this AI that had crash-landed on a

  • planet called Schar's World

  • That's the story. A lot of things happen in between but if you write a summary of the plot it can be extremely short

  • But it is a space opera in a sense that a lot of cool stuff happens

  • You know? They, they fight at a temple,

  • They play this crazy space game; things that it wasn't really necessary for the plot

  • but it was fun to be part of the journey and

  • That's what I enjoyed about it. Iain the writer loves the culture. It's very clear while reading this that he loves describing

  • What? the civil - space,

  • civilization is, what their morals are, what their ideas are and

  • He spends a lot of time on this and personally I found it a bit boring after a while

  • I wanted to know more about Horza. Why is he part of the Idiran?

  • Why does he want to retrieve the AI so badly? What is his motive as a character?

  • What is that drives him through to to want this so badly?

  • We never really find the answer to that which I find to be kind of annoying

  • But it wraps up nicely in the end and it's overall just a fun space adventure

  • I think that's really all it is so I would rate this 3 out of 5 stars

  • It was alright. It was okay. Moving on: I wanted to read a dystopian futuristic

  • Sci-fi. I read 1984 by George Orwell before and it's one of my favorite

  • Books it was a book that really left that impact on me

  • I and the meaning and the story tied together really gripped me and I think about it a lot. A lot of people

  • suggested Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, which is very similar to 1984 but

  • they sort of tackled the same issue but

  • Completely different perspectives. Basically, uh Aldous describes a future - this was written,

  • 1934 I think or something like that, a long time ago - and Aldous describes a

  • a future horror scenario

  • Human as a society. I think the year was like

  • 2150 or something like that - we have a society where we are just perfectly content

  • There's no problems, there's no diseases, people are born out of labs

  • Through the Bokanovsky effect, people are born in- without a mother or a father

  • They're just genetically produced. People are born into hierarchies

  • So you have the hierarchies and social casts of alphas being the top guys Beta Gamma Delta's is that the right order and?

  • Everyone is just content where they are. The alphas are happy they're not deltas, and Delta's are happy

  • they're not alphas, and if there's ever a problem

  • for the people in the society they just take soma; they, they brainwash themselves with drugs, and they just feel better

  • It's sort of plays on the blissfully ignorant

  • sort of way of living

  • And this is how people want to live this is how people are happy to be.

  • Then, another character gets introduced who grew up outside of civilization, he's called a savage

  • He is basically us he is

  • he has the same ideas and values as we do and he meets this new world, a brav- the Brave New World™️

  • the civilization that is completely different and the contrast between the savage and the civilization was hilarious

  • I laughed so much while reading it. As an example: He tells the civilization that he has a mother. *civilized Pewds* a mother? HAHAHA

  • I love her *civilized Pewds* you love her? HAHAjsHA

  • It's very funny, I'm not even sure it's supposed to be funny

  • But I, I laughed out loud a lot of times while reading it, but then

  • The story like I said it might not seem as bad as in the beginning, but the story turns very grim and

  • You understand that things are- this is not a way to live. This is actually a horror scenario and

  • The ending left - just like 1984 - a very big impact on me. I think about this book a lot after reading it

  • I love this book. I think it's a masterpiece

  • 5 out of 5. It's an incredible piece of literature. I could not recommend this enough if you like a dystopian future

  • So you probably read it already anyway. It's very interesting as well to compare it to 1984

  • 1984 which is written by George Orwell

  • Described a future just to oversimplify. He described a future

  • Horror scenario as well where the government doesn't want you to read books

  • I guess you can say, but Aldous describes the same fear, but he describes a future where society

  • Doesn't want to read book- we just rejected it where we reject the knowledge ourselves

  • So it's very interesting to have to two fears brewed into different

  • uh, perspectives. Moving on, I don't need to go on too much

  • So naturally I wanted to read more dystopian because I read two,

  • and I loved them, so a lot of people suggested Fahrenheit 451

  • written by American writer Ray Bradbury, and you see here on the back: "Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling

  • reshaped our culture and expanded our world." - Barack Obama. I hated this book

  • comparing this book

  • to

  • Brave New World, it makes this seem so shallow

  • and so petty. I'll try my best to explain why I didn't like this book because I know a lot of people love this book and

  • I know a lot of you probably have read this book because ironically your teacher told you to read this book- I bet you

  • that's the case. And the irony of that is that it probably will turn people off right reading books

  • Because it's not an interesting story, but it carries a very important message

  • So, so teachers want kids to understand his message about why literature is important

  • But it's just gonna turn them off. That's how I imagine it. Anyway, I need to explain what this book is about, sorry

  • It's about Guy Montag who's a firefighter,

  • Sorry, he's a fireman, but he doesn't extinguish fires, get this: he, he burns books

  • Burning books, guys, burning books is BAD obviously

  • That's an important message

  • But I just found it to be told in a very shallow and uninteresting manner the meaning was the story

  • And not the story itself, which I found to be kind of annoying. I didn't care about guy the firefighter. I didn't care

  • what happened to him and

  • It just made it not really interesting

  • I read that apparently this book was written in a few days or maybe it was a month and you can tell

  • I compared his writing style to, to

  • Huxley it's this is a joke. I felt like sense it didn't really have a story, I'm just reading

  • Ray Bradbury's ideas and his fears directly, and it just came across as kind of petty and

  • Anti innovation, maybe at the time it was more reasonable to have the fear that in the future

  • We're not gonna care about books anymore. That's Ray Bradbury's fear. His fear that we're gonna listen to the radio

  • While doing other things and he makes a good point actually now that I think about it about, how

  • we want to consume media so quickly now, that I did resonate to and he

  • he sort of goes over the top with it

  • he seems like the kind of person that will tell you don't spend too much time in the front of the TV because your

  • eyes will become squared and to me that just seemed like

  • Against innovation in the future. Yes, he was probably right about how quickly we want to consume media

  • But people still read books just because we have computers and television and radio

  • That doesn't turn off from anything

  • Maybe I misinterpreted

  • But that's just how I understood the writer. Because of that I can't give this book too high of a rating

  • I will give it a two out of five

  • I don't really understand its price, and I would not recommend this book

  • I would much rather recommend a book like this or 1984

  • Next. book. So I asked Marzia what her favorite book was it's the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  • another, *smol kiss*

  • fine piece of literature, and I understand exactly why Marzia loved this book, it has a

  • meaningful, uh