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Fahrenheit 451 - Use Your Allusion

Fahrenheit 451 is a book about the burning of books in a hellish future world. If you have never read it, do so. But if you have, you may, like me, have been curious about where some of the allusions to other books came from. 604 more words


The Forbidden Library

Imagine the place. Dark and subversive, oozing with ‘blasphemous’, ‘racial’, ‘offensive’, ‘obscene’, ‘Satanic’, and ‘anarchistic’ literature. Its librarian, Janet Yanosko, added her own pithy remarks to a long list of books that were banned for their offensive nature. 980 more words


Audiobook Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Tim Robbins

Guy Montag is a fireman.
In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. 526 more words


The Night They Burned "The Cat in the Hat"

The older couple held hands and cried at the book burning party. Like everyone else in town, they were compelled by government edict to attend and witness the “liberating” event. 1,481 more words

Short Story

Banning Books Never Accomplished Anything

This is Banned Books Week, which:

…  highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

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"The Author's Children"

They took them

The beautiful words

And white paper

They spread their poison

A foul yellow liquid

They lit a flame

Its light burned bright… 26 more words


Book Talk: August 2017 Part Two

This is Part Two of Book Talk: August 2017. You can find Part One here.

This month my short story reading soared to heights I’ve not seen in a long time. 568 more words