Rather, Chip fights against the citizens of The Family, and even incurables themselves, in his quest to blow up Unicomp’s mainframe. Is anyone else new to this book? I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys pondering ethics, love and individuality or just loves reading a can't-put-down novel which almost reads like a screenplay! It is so genetically uniform that no transplants are rejected. In this starry-eyed view of the economic efficiency of planning, Levin was led by the world's most famous economists. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of Ira Levin’s This Perfect Day. The outposts have their own equivalents of UniComp. This is oft-compared to "1984" and "Brave New World" -- and I could rave about "Brave New World," especially since this was originally published in the 1970s so it wasn't breaking into the same future-predicting, but for some reason, this story & Chip (the main character) spoke to me more. Before I get to anything else, I'm going to address the problematic gender dynamics in this book. It decides whether you’ll get married, and to whom, where you work, whether you’ll reproduce, when to eat, and even when you’ll die. The Soviet model has surely demonstrated that a command economy is capable of mobilizing resources for rapid growth." There isn’t an Agent Smith, meaning a personified version of the computer, in the novel. I recommend this book to people when they ask me for a sci-fi suggestion & I'm assuming they've read the ABC's (that's Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke) and perhaps haven't been introduced to Levin. There are only four personal names for men (Bob, Jesus, Karl, and Li) and four for women (Anna, Mary, Peace, and Yin). A specific skill that came useful on many of his combat tours into Iraq and Afghanistan. A more popular book may have dozens of reviews. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of This Perfect Day In this 1970's book, the author explores a society in the near future which totally controls and represses all members. Actually, Levin, a novelist writing in the late 1960s, can be excused for his misconceptions more than Galbraith and Samuelson, economists who wrote those lines in the 1980s, only a few years before the final collapse of Soviet-style socialism. | However, to make the members genetically uniform, many generations are needed. A physical struggle with Wei, who has the body of a young athlete, results in him bring shot. Even the weather. I first read This Perfect Day in 1970 after it was recommended to me by my good friends Janice and Betty. In these days of Prozac and computers collecting data on us, Levin's novel hits home even more than when it was first published in 1970. [s], YA fiction, dystopian, escape from established society, Alyssa Cole Pivots from Romance to a Gentrification Thriller. All except one man, “Chip,” or Li RM35M4419. A deceptively simple writing style belies a very complex book with deep social commentary. This is oft-compared to "1984" and "Brave New World" -- and I could rave about "Brave New World," especially since this was originally published in the 1970s so it wasn't breaking into the same future-predicting, but for some reason, this story & Chip (the main character) spoke t, *sigh* I love this book. Anyone else reading it? Uniformity is the defining feature. The best utopia novel of the 20th century. Start by marking “This Perfect Day” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I'm kind of sorry to give this book two stars, because it is a very good story and in it's own way a good addition to the dystopian genre. There, he meets King, a Medicenter chief who obtains members' records for potential future recruitment to the group; King's beautiful girlfriend, Lilac, a strong-willed and inquisitive woman with unusually-dark skin; and Snowflake, a rare albino member. Bob Wood is mentioned throughout the novel but never discussed in detail. Although this book has been compared to Brave New World et cetera...It is first and foremost a thoughtful and engaging thriller laced with humour.