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Date: 06/06/12 01:36 PM

18 Responses to Ray Bradbury On Creating Fahrenheit 451 [Pic]

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Link: Ray Bradbury On Creating Fahrenheit 451 - A letter from the late Ray Bradbury to the assistant director of Fayetteville Public Library on writing Fahrenheit 451.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    "I don`t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." - Ray Bradbury
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Loves him some books.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    The bastards who closed Kensal Rise Library need a copy of that.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    Overrated book.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3677 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    the bastards who close ANY libraries need to read that.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    @Solvent: no, it`s not.
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    mikelae18 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    The libraries in my town cut their hours, and all close by 5 pm. It`s sad when I go there and half of the visitors are just homeless people looking at porn.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    June 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    my teacher, Leonard Franco introduced me to RB at a lecture back in the 80s. After he autographed my copy of the Vanilla Ice Cream Suit I took a look at it & laughed. I explained to them that my favorite author had spelled my name wrong! He offered to correct it but I told him I liked it better as it was. He rolled his eyes at me. I just love that dude. I miss those Pasadena days!
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    Marksman Male 40-49
    154 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    Bullpoo. If it is not on my ain`t a book.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Fahrenheit 451 is a kick ass book. I just read it again a few weeks ago.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    You know, I`ve never read it. Just seems overrated to me.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1196 posts
    June 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Back in school, when we had the "required" books that we had to read, this was the ONLY one I fully read and enjoyed. The rest, I just got bored with and rented the movie versions, then made up the reports as I went along.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    June 7, 2012 at 5:18 am
    Sarahofborg... "I`ve never read it. Just seems overrated to me"

    Of the many retarded statements that appear in these comments, this one just about takes the biscuit. Read the book. Then make up your mind. Jesus wept.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    June 7, 2012 at 8:06 am
    lol, one of my friends put a RIP up on facebook and called Ray Bradbury his favorite author.

    He has never read any book of Bradbury`s, lmao.

    I consider his statement on FB to be the reverse equivalent of SarahofBorg.

    It may seem overrated to you, but your opinion doesn`t quite mean squat lmao, until you read it.

    The internet is full of pomposity.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    June 7, 2012 at 8:38 am
    The number of comparisons in Fahrenheit 451 to modern life are actually quite terrifying.

    Wallscreens = LCD TV`s
    The Family = Facebook
    Even the various references to how pharmaceuticals are used could be compared to the modern hike in anti-depressant use. The overtone that any knowledge that makes you feel anything but happy should be shunned and ignored seems to be dominant in today`s society as well. Let`s not forget, particularly for Americans, the "Little Wars".
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 7, 2012 at 9:52 am
    oh sarah, please read it.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6266 posts
    June 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    True. But Kensal Rise was something of a cause celebre, a long hard-fought campaign to keep it open was ended when they came in the dead of night to strip it of books and rip down the plaque commerating it`s opening by Mark Twain.

    Kind of symbolic.

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