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A Pleasure to Burn by Ray Bradbury
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Sep 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: woe-is-a-world-without-books, short-fiction-collections
Read from August 31 to September 04, 2011 , read count: 1

A very interesting collection of stories that could all conceivably take place in the Fahrenheit 451 universe.

I especialy liked the story "Bright Phoenix" which is about the beginnings of the Book People, the preservers of knowledge who memorize volumes of literature.

Two of the stories in this anthology are revisions of stories that can be found in the collection titled The Illustrated Man. "The Mad Wizards of Mars" is really "The Exiles"(The Illustrated Man) and "To The Future" is really the story "The Fox and the Forest"(The Illustrated Man).

The whole collection is a must read for anyone who was moved by Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" the collection even inculdes two early versions of the novel titled "Long After Midnight" and "The Fireman" though really there are so few differences between the two stories that they become quite redundent by being in the same short story collection.
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Steven Harbin Excellent review. Thanks for posting.

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