In Tribute to Ray Bradbury; Sherman Oaks Meetup - Fahrenheit 451

In tribute to recently passed science fiction classic and as requested by the members for August we have a most known Ray Bradbury classic; Fahrenheit 451, a 1953 dystopian novel. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. It has been the subject of various interpretations, primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoid, partial information devoid of context. The book's name comes from what Bradbury had been told was the temperature paper burns at.

Looking forward seeing everyone at the discussion.

 

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  • Sandra

    Very enjoyable meeting, a lot of good and interesting observations about the book, but also about a lot of other topics. Intelligent and nice people, plus delicious food!

    August 9, 2012

  • Bronislav M.

    Very good discussion

    August 9, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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