Pulp Fiction Thursday: Fahrenheit 451

I posted a good book last time around so I decided to do it again. do it again, do it again. Jeez, now I’m channeling Ray Davies.

Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953. Ray Bradbury’s cautionary tale about censorship remains a depressingly relevant book.


The great French director, Francois Truffaut, adapted Bradbury’s dystopian vision for the big screen in 1966. It’s pretty good, but suffers from being directed by someone who was not a fluent English speaker. It did not make the top ten list of Truffaut films I compiled for the Saturday post last month.


It’s trailer time:

Since book burning is central to Fahrenheit 451, I’ll give XTC the last word with a rare late career live performance on the BBC.


2 thoughts on “Pulp Fiction Thursday: Fahrenheit 451

  1. The very first science fiction novel I ever read (at the tender age of 10). It scared me then, and on subsequent re-reads throughout the years I’ve been stunned to see how relevant the book still is.

    Thank you, Ray Bradbury, for writing this timeless novel.

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