Problems tend to start small at first, little cracks in the fabric of what you would accept as just normal.
And then finally one large fell swoop of chaos.
All met with surprise and loud retreats of “we didn’t know it would be like this”, “we weren’t told”, “we hadn’t expected it”. Case in point, in recent times there’s the near Banking collapse of 2008, Brexit, Post-Obama America, Climate Change.
But is this all inherent to human nature, life eventually falls apart (please be impressed by the careful imprint of Chinua Achebe in this sentence), or is there a silver lining at all? I couldn’t help think Generation Z and whatever else comes next.
Our most recent book club couldn’t decide on just how messy and complicated society feels today especially considering some of the terrifying trajectories of what the world could end up as. So we thought to inform ourselves a little on the fiction out there that seems to plot societies course in a close to real way sometimes.
Could China feel more Orwellian in light of the ongoing Hong Kong protests?
Okay, I think we’ve used up all our global affairs knowledge but you get the gist. You can beat us to it and read these titles on our book list for this latest theme;
1984, Geroge Orwell
The Power, Naomi Alderman
Vox, Christina Dalcher