Saturday Reading Group

Saturday Reading Group | 19/01/2019 | 2:00 - 3:00

Saturday Reading Group

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The January read for the group is “Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury. The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. The classic novel of a post-literate future, ‘Fahrenheit 451’ stands alongside Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.

The group will also be discussing the 1966 film Fahrenheit 451 starring Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, and Cyril Cusack. ” With a serious and even terrifying theme, this excursion into science fiction has been thoughtfully directed by Francois Truffaut and there is adequate evidence of light touches to bring welcome and needed relief to a sombre and scarifying subject.”

When and where: Meetings will be held in the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3:00, the January meeting runs EXCEPTIONALLY from 2-3. Cost: FREE to all members of the library. To join: Please contact Anne Kaar at bookgroup@ellia.org


Location: English-language Library in Angers