By George Orwell
The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia” -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time
|This Month’s Book Master|
|Name: Joseph Garcia|
Meeting Place: TBD | Conference Room 3
Activities: Please be prepared to share the following:
Please bring any snacks/juices that you would like to share with the club.
If you have not finished the book or did not opt out of this book, the penalty for those who dare not finish this book are to sit in the middle while everyone watches you as we all discuss the book. Judgement of authenticity and length of the penalty will be ruled by the Shelf Awareness club colleagues.
I leave you all with a quote:
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
– Benjamin Franklin