This Perfect Day

This Perfect Day

by Ira Levin
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This Perfect Day by Ira Levin

By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine.
Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication.
The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night.
With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levi's most haunting novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605981291
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 198,072
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, Rosemary’s Baby, Son of Rosemary, The Stepford
Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying (for which he won the Edgar Award). Levin was also the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards. His website is www.iralevin.org.

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This Perfect Day 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...about this book that keeps me coming back to read it again and again. I read it first in the 70s and have read it at least once every five to ten years. As fresh and relevant today as when written. Even non-sci fi lovers will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easily one of my favorite books I've ever read, and re-read. The story is unique and deep. Really makes you think. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easily one of the best science fiction novels of all time. Amazing it was written in 1970, spookily relevant even by todays standards.
kymalyne More than 1 year ago
As the person before me said, this is easily one of the best books I've ever read, and re-read...
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Written in the true Ira Levin style. Takes place in a future where humans are controlled via computers and chemicals. Written in 1970, this book is very insightful as to what could happen with increased technology. The ending seemed a little bit abrupt but I think the author intended for us to keep thinking - what if.................. A compelling read that you won't want to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it when it was first published and received it as a book of the month club selection that I didn't order but loved it from beginning to end. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic sci fi book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Was so sad when I was done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic. Excellent
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A truley frightening picture of an alternate world. It really makes you think
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