Simsbury UMC
Monday, June 26, 2017
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Contact: Ross Fritschler

The next book that the group will be discussing is George Orwell’s “1984” written over 60 years ago but still relevant today. Written in 1948, "1984" was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever.

Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thought crimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching.

A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the influence of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

All men are welcome.
Next book discussion is scheduled for:
June 5@ 7:00 pm
At the home of Doug Morehouse