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Ray Bradbury On Creating Fahrenheit 451 [Pic]

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Ray Bradbury On Creating Fahrenheit 451 [Pic]. A letter from the late Ray Bradbury to the assistant director of Fayetteville Public Library on writing Fahrenheit 451.
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Male, 50-59, Europe
 3697 Posts
Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:12:29 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.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1002 Posts
Thursday, June 7, 2012 9:52:11 AM
oh sarah, please read it.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 439 Posts
Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:38:41 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".

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 889 Posts
Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:06:58 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.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 988 Posts
Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:18:11 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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