Ray Bradbury Dead: 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Dies At 91

  • metta

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    Jun 06, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Ray Bradbury Dead: 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Dies At 91


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/ray-bradbury-dead-dies-at-91_n_1573849.html?1338992797&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
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    Jun 06, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    His works and TV show were pretty much the start and end of my interest in Sci Fi. RIP
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    Jun 06, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    He lived a very long and productive life. Sad to lose him, but at least his legacy will live on.

    I thoroughly enjoyed much of his work growing up. Many of my favorite novels and short stories were written by him.

  • Lincsbear

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    Jun 06, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    It`s a really sad day to lose someone like him. I read lots of his books when younger. He retained his enthusiasm and wonder at the universe and life to the end.

    I love his work, especially novels like 'Fahrenheit 451' and 'The Martian Chronicles'. His short stories were excellent too, such as 'The October Country' and 'The Pedestrian'; his writing for 'The Twilight Zone'.

    'Fahrenheit 451' is striking as he depicts an affluent, technologically advanced society like the USA as a dystopia/dictatorship; in stark contrast to European writers who tend to see and think them as poverty stricken; such as George Orwell in '1984'.

    The movie version of 'Fahrenheit...' is one of the few novels made into a film that actually works artistically. The book has more bite, but the director did manage to capture the essence of the novel. The image at the end of people becoming a book by learning the text (to save them) is one I`ll never forget.
  • metta

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    Jun 07, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
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