Comments: You've got it all wrong

it's about censorship alright, just not government imposed censorship. Instead, it's about the individual censorship of whatever challenges them, drowning it in booze, pills, and TV. When Montag's house burns, why does Mildred cry?

Posted by fred at June 6, 2007 10:19 PM

Reminds me of the scenes with Kurt Vonnegut in the movie, Back to School.

Posted by wheels at June 7, 2007 07:31 AM

I'm tempted to re-read F-451, but all I remember from my first time through is that it was one of Bradbury's sludgier works. The man rarely seems to find any flow in his prose, and there are very few of his stories that I've enjoyed reading.

Don't get me wrong, he has plenty of intriguing story ideas, it's just that I find his execution dull and verbose about 90% of the time.

Posted by Harvey at June 9, 2007 12:21 AM