I've always found BNW in particular, and the dystopian novels in general, to be rather poorly written. There are tremendously importatn things to be said in each one, granted. But they becoem so heavy as a "novel of ideas" that their actual structure as novels/stories really suffers. So I just felt the need to add in this oft neglected point. In terms of sheer craft, there's nothing particularly impressive about BNW. As for the book as a whole, I think I might like it least of all the dystopian novels. I may prefer it to Farenheit 451, however. That's because, while it's topic was also very important, in reading Bradbury's commentary on his inspiration, it seems to me that he was largely over-reacting, which kind of cheapens the value of the legitimate concerns he was conveying, in my mind. It's a clever novel, though. The true horror of a genetically pre-determined caste society isn't really hammered at explicitly in great depth. By contrast, I think 1984 went much more out of its way to make sure that you felt revulsion at the system being portrayed their. So I do appreciate that about it.