Do you like to read, love literature, or wish you would have read more when you were in high school? Then this book club is for you! Led by former Humanities professor, Deanna Heikkinen (Marquez), this book cub will start 2021 out right with two, not just one, dystopian novels!
Join us on January 7th at 7pm via Zoom for a discussion of George Orwell’s 1984. This novel, written in 1949, coined the term “big brother” and shows what happens to a society when the government watches every move and individual rights are stripped away. Yeah, it’s science fiction, it could never happen! YOu can read it online for free here: https://www.george-orwell.org/1984
On January 28, we will talk at 7pm on Zoom about the short novella Anthem by Ayn Rand. Published in 1938, this story tells of a collectivist society where the idea of the individual is completely removed, “me” is replaced with “we.” Again, this is just fiction, collectivism could never take over America, right!!?? (You can find the novel free online here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1250/1250-h/1250-h.htm
All are welcome, even if you do not have time to read or do not finish the books. We will meet every 4-6 weeks throughout 2021, depending on the length of the book. Happy reading!