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Crome Yellow

Crome Yellow - Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley and his eugenecist brother Julian were both shameless apologists for the British upper class. Crome Yellow (CY) is an attempt to humanize these Elites, but Huxley just doesn't quite pull it off. Set in a bucolic estate in the town of Crome, CY follows a neurotic, bickering, completely unsympathetic group of leisure class clowns through their meandering, unproductive, inconsequential lives. I think Huxley's aim was to write something aimlessly entertaining, along the lines of a 1920's "Seinfeld", but the laughs- if there are any at all- are too weak and too far apart, so Crome Yellow is just a book "about nothing".