Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So, If It Became A TV Show, That Would Be Weird, Too

Slate has an interesting article about a comic book version of Fahrenheit 451. The author, Sarah Boxer, says that in the original book, "Comic books are the only books shallow enough to go unburned, the only ones people are still allowed to read."

She also says, "Fahrenheit 451 seems to be just as much against movies, theater, and television as it is against comic books...In the novel, insipid housewives spend their time memorizing scripts for soap operas starring themselves..." One character is supposed to be addicted to these programs called, "parlor walls."

Jon and Kate! Except Kate isn't insipid. Jon maybe.

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