Book of the Week: Fahrenheit 451.

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is not necessarily the Absolutely Important Work that it’s been portrayed — as I’ve noted earlier, I have a higher opinion of people than Bradbury did — but it does have some interesting things to say about censorship.  Particularly to people who don’t realize that they’re being censorious.  Plus, you can get all his books on Kindle now.

Will get around to updating the sidebar tomorrow. Chromebook, bedtime, and beer all conspire against me. So it goes — no, wait, that’s Vonnegut.

1 Comment

  • acat says:

    Eh. Makes a useful metric, when talking to people old enough to have understood it in something approaching the original context.
    Not sure Moe’s attracts all that many Millennials .. but how many of *them* would’ve read it, outside a lit class assignment .. and how many would have *understood* it?
    p.s. Yeah, Bradbury was a pessimist .. but the sad part is how often the pessimists get it right.

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