Brave New World 6: Is "Brave New World" good art?
Brave New World is a book of ideas, and the writing reflects that. The book starts and ends with several chapters that are essentially lectures on the benefits of the Brave New World. The characters are at best simplified if not characatures. None of them has a deep and complex inner life. The book does little to explore the emotions and relationships of the people we meet. The plot of the book is simple and direct, with no great mysteries or revelations.
As a piece of literature, is this book good art?