Fahrenheit 451 – Live Dangerously

fahrenheit_451A reviewer from Australia’s Canberra Times said this about Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:

“It has reminded readers over the past fifty years that books can be dangerous things.”

Live dangerously! Join us for BookTalk at BSC this Sunday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the BSC Library for a discussion of Fahrenheit 451. Tayo Basquiat, assistant professor of philosophy, will be our guide.

Originally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is a story about a repressive future world when books are banned and “firemen” set them aflame rather than put out fires. It’s a quick read, but filled with ideas that will keep you thinking long after you’ve read the last page. When I re-read the story, I was amazed by the prescience of much of Bradbury’s vision of the future.

BookTalk discussions are free and open to all. Bring a friend (or two). We’ll have treats!

For more information about BookTalk and this particular book and author, check out the guide we created.

BookTalk as BSC is funded by the BSC Foundation and the BSC Library.


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