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This Perfect Day

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472111524

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‘Marvellously entertaining. A cross between Brave New World and Doctor WhoLook 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.


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
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
Ira Levin's Brave New World.
New York Times Book Review