April Fiction Meeetup

Our April fiction book selection is Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell.

As with all of our book selections, you can find the selection at most libraries and used book stores. For Amazon information, click here: Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell.

As ever, you do not need to read all or any of the book to participate in our lively discussion. We ask $3 at the door to cover Press Club usage and our Meetup.com fee. No one will be turned away.

Adapted from Amazon.com review: Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life--the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language--and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.

Please vote on our May and June selections through the "Polls" function on the website. And please nominate books for future club selections by using the message board or by contacting the organizers directly. OUR REGULAR MEETUP LOCATION:
The Denver Press Club has offered us the free use of their historic facility in downtown Denver for our meetups. By group decision, we meet the FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH. As our Thanks, please patronize the establishment. The Press Club restaurant and bar opens at 5 PM, in case you wish to come early for dinner and possibly meet fellow readers or some of Denver's top journalists. We start our meeting at 7 PM. We're usually done by 8:30.

The oldest continuously operating press club in North America, the Denver Press Club is at 1330 Glenarm Place (across from the Denver Athletic Club). Parking: There are a few spaces behind the building in the alley and a few more angle-in spaces on the north side of the building between the Press Club and the Colorado Press Association (free after 5 PM). If these are full, there are on-street parking meters and parking lots on each corner of the block (avoid the monthly parking spaces directly south of the building, however). The parking lot on the south corner is less expensive than the parking lot on the north corner.

SEE YOU on Thursday, April 22!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Small group this month but still a very good discussion. And even though I hadn't read the book I was able to participate which is always nice.

    April 23, 2010

  • Marilyn K.

    Though our numbers were low, the discussion was good and we all shared interesting ideas from the book.

    April 23, 2010

  • Judah F.

    Low turnout from the storm, yet we had a great discussion about the book, the author, mass media, mind control, and the prospects for freedom in the modern world.

    April 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for braving the rain. It was time well spent in book.

    April 22, 2010

  • Judah F.

    To paraphrase Orwell's classic, Animal Farm, "All books are equal, but some books are more equal than others." Please join us for an exciting discussion about the meaning of freedom in the modern world.

    April 2, 2010

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