Read for your Life

Posted On Dec 8 2013 by

One of the things I find fascinating about classic fiction, especially dystopian, is that it’s often a very accurate predictor of our current state of affairs. The rejection of capitalism in Atlas Shrugged. The Ministry of Truth in1984. The complete immersion into television and non-stop flow of entertainment and information in Fahrenheit 451. These authors, and many others, saw something coming that others did not. I wonder if they hoped to awaken a few of their fellow humans from their apathetic haze or were just telling stories and hoping for good book sales. Regardless, I cannot help but notice most …