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Write the Other Way

“Dover Beach”, Matthew Arnold’s lyric poem, describes the shore at the narrowest part of the English Channel. Dover, on the southeast coast of England in the county of Kent, is famous for its white cliffs and its popular ferry port. 588 more words

Culture

Science Fiction and Social Commentary

I just finished reading Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. It’s one of the early science fiction works that’s often credited with heralding in the science fiction genre as serious literature. 437 more words

1984

Ray Bradbury Was Spot-On

“More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun, and you don’t have to think, eh? Organize and organize and superorganize super-super sports. .. With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word ‘intellectual,’ of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

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Thoughts

Book review: Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns …

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. 578 more words

Books

Social Media and Letters and Such #2

I’ll try to make sense of this  conglomeration of thoughts derived from numerous sources, all focused on  a common issue in my mind: the modern society’s pitfalls of social media and the like. 421 more words

Thoughts

Fahrenheit 451 Gave Me the Chills

Every so often there’s a book that’s so profound it brings you to your knees. This is one such book.

In every sense, this book is a work of art. 298 more words

Books

Review: Fahrenheit 451 - by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is the label worn by the firemen on their uniforms and is the temperature at which books burn. We live in a dystopia, where reading and books are banned. 225 more words

Book Review