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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Jul 03, 12

Read from June 29 to July 02, 2012, read count: Once

Slightly disappointed in this classic, no doubt influenced by very fond memories of the film version (1966) by François Truffaut. And odd as it is to say, Truffaut's screenplay distills the plot in a way which films must do, but also enhances the story. He leaves out the war which destroys the city Montag has fled which became so melodramatic in the novel and creates a "place" for the "book people" in the abandoned rail-yards, a colony from whence literature can be reborn. I think in both cases this was an improvement. Of course he aslo resurrects the girl—Clarisse—and raises her age to above that of consent.
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