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Ray Bradbury On Creating Fahrenheit 451 [Pic]

Hits: 13875 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: kitteh9lives
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LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4438 Posts
Thursday, June 07, 2012 1:12:30 PM
slut_etta

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.

yusuksomuch
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1002 Posts
Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:52:12 AM
oh sarah, please read it.

Ozmose
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 441 Posts
Thursday, June 07, 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".

GhettoNinja
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 889 Posts
Thursday, June 07, 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.

bankvole
Male, 30-39, Europe
 988 Posts
Thursday, June 07, 2012 5:18:12 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.

korahn
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1037 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:23:56 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.

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 9:48:22 PM
You know, I've never read it. Just seems overrated to me.

msieg007
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2171 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 8:41:37 PM
Fahrenheit 451 is a kick ass book. I just read it again a few weeks ago.

Marksman
Male, 40-49, Canada
 154 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 7:28:51 PM
Bullpoo. If it is not on my Tablet..it ain't a book.

PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 5:33:45 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!

mikelae18
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 80 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:24:26 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.

Zieveraar
Male, 30-39, Europe
 403 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 3:59:45 PM
@Solvent: no, it's not.

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3317 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 3:05:25 PM
the bastards who close ANY libraries need to read that.

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 2:25:26 PM
Overrated book.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4438 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:58:18 PM
The bastards who closed Kensal Rise Library need a copy of that.

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:44:06 PM
Loves him some books.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:42:17 PM

"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."
- Ray Bradbury

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1430 Posts
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:23:07 PM
Link: Ray Bradbury On Creating Fahrenheit 451 [Pic] [Rate Link] - A letter from the late Ray Bradbury to the assistant director of Fayetteville Public Library on writing Fahrenheit 451.


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