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Fahrenheit 451 I read the book when I was in 7th grade, a very looong time ago How scary to live in a world where books are banned and burned and anyone caught with a book is arrested or burned right along with their books and home This people are so empty that their entertainment is dictated by some invisible government They gather at friends homes to watch the televised walls Their memories of loved ones are also played on the wall as a picture in a frame would be in our home I found this to be the sca I read the book when I was in 7th grade, a very looong time ago How scary to live in a world where books are banned and burned and anyone caught with a book is arrested or burned right along with their books and home This people are so empty that their entertainment is dictated by some invisible government They gather at friends homes to watch the televised walls Their memories of loved ones are also played on the wall as a picture in a frame would be in our home I found this to be the scariest of all, that your memories could be dictated in such a way.The story played well to this format, but the graphics were not so great A lot of faces were undefined and the images hard to read at times This book has pores It has featuresdetail, fresh detail The good writers touch life often You see why books are hated and feared They show the pores in the face of lifeFaberHere s a blasphemous statement I enjoyed this graphic novel versionthan the text edition.Before you suggest Ray Bradbury is turning over in his grave at this idea, consider that ten years ago he partnered with artist Tim Hamilton who has worked for Marvel, DC and other big names to produce this edThis book has pores It has featuresdetail, fresh detail The good writers touch life often You see why books are hated and feared They show the pores in the face of lifeFaberHere s a blasphemous statement I enjoyed this graphic novel versionthan the text edition.Before you suggest Ray Bradbury is turning over in his grave at this idea, consider that ten years ago he partnered with artist Tim Hamilton who has worked for Marvel, DC and other big names to produce this edition of his 50 s era sci fi classic Hamilton s noir like illustrations mostly muted colors, except for the red hot fires, and A LOT of darkness complement Bradbury s prose and ideas The story is probably as timely as ever, but is well known by now so I won t rehash it in a review I remember in childhood there used to be a book series called Illustrated Classics, which adapted, in a straight forward and usually boring manner, novels from the 18th and 19th centuries The striking style of Fahrenheit 451, as presented here, is the really way those should have been done Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn em to ashes, then burn the ashes This is a solid adaptation of Bradbury s classic dystopian novel in part about censorship, the plot of which I won t repeat, since there are thousands of reviews on the original novel page I will say that rereading it in this format reminded me of the horror thrill of reading about the memorization of all the great books in resistance I ve read and taught the book many times, so appreciate the introduction by Bradbury authorizing the adaptation That endorsement was probably necessary, since i This is a solid adaptation of Bradbury s classic dystopian novel in part about censorship, the plot of which I won t repeat, since there are thousands of reviews on the original novel page I will say that rereading it in this format reminded me of the horror thrill of reading about the memorization of all the great books in resistance I ve read and taught the book many times, so appreciate the introduction by Bradbury authorizing the adaptation That endorsement was probably necessary, since it might seem ironic that a book taking away many of Bradbury s actual words which might seem like a kind of censorship would be published with his blessing The introduction to a later edition of Bradbury s novel details the remarkable story of his reading some of his book to a high school audience he had forgotten his own copy, so read a copy borrowed from the classroom set In reading it, he was chilled to realize that the publishers that had produced a generation of copies of his book had indeed censored it taken out the swearing which is especially outrageous in a book about state control of language.But Bradbury s introduction to Hamilton s edition makes it clear that Bradbury s own story developed and grew in various forms, from an anecdote to a sketch to a short story to a novel And a 1966 film version by Truffaut that he liked and I have seen and taught So this is just another version, and a good one, but it should not be read instead of the original, only in conjunction with it, as a way into it for struggling readers, maybe, or as an alternate interpretation of it Fahrenheit 451 is one of those novels that doesn t require any introduction This dystopian novel totally deserved a spot in the graphic novel format, for its disturbing content Tim Hamilton, the comic adaptor, successfully conveys the dark images of the book into an illustrated edition Just like the 1966 film by Truffaut, this is another version of this powerful masterpiece Haunting, disturbing, and thought provoking, Fahrenheit 451 is a compelling work that makes any reader to reflect The Fahrenheit 451 is one of those novels that doesn t require any introduction This dystopian novel totally deserved a spot in the graphic novel format, for its disturbing content Tim Hamilton, the comic adaptor, successfully conveys the dark images of the book into an illustrated edition Just like the 1966 film by Truffaut, this is another version of this powerful masterpiece Haunting, disturbing, and thought provoking, Fahrenheit 451 is a compelling work that makes any reader to reflect The comic adaptation presents a gorgeous artwork and captures the most important concepts of Bradbury s work The design is quite edgy and mysterious, which helps the reader to envision a disconcerting dystopian society Consequently, this graphic novel enhances the mental images from the original book by Bradbury Hamilton s comic adaptation should be read as a conjunction to the original read rating 4.5 5 stars The artwork was good, but everything else wasn t the premise, the story, and the characters were all rubbish I didn t buy the whole book burning, firemen, and media brainwashing that was going on Very little made sense especially the majority of the population being cool with not thinking for themselves, not wanting to read books, not questioning the war It was all so far fetched and unrealistic. I had heard a lot about Fahrenheit 451 and its dark story for I wouldn t want to live in a world without books But before I could read the book or watch the movie I got to read this Graphic Novel adaption of the novel This has been authorized by Ray Bradbury The artwork is dystopian like it had to be and overall I liked it why are here so many negative reviews for the book probably I would understand that after reading the book But till then as my first introduction to Ray Bradbury s dystopi I had heard a lot about Fahrenheit 451 and its dark story for I wouldn t want to live in a world without books But before I could read the book or watch the movie I got to read this Graphic Novel adaption of the novel This has been authorized by Ray Bradbury The artwork is dystopian like it had to be and overall I liked it why are here so many negative reviews for the book probably I would understand that after reading the book But till then as my first introduction to Ray Bradbury s dystopian world I really liked this graphic novel Would read the book and watch the movie soon enough.I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics, now s the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels I am on my quest to read as many comics as I can I Love comics to bit, may comics never leave my side I loved reading this and love reading , you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading What a disgrace to Ray Bradbury This book is the exact opposite of what it should be Fahrenheit 451 is about books that burn and terrible censorship Is this not ironic that it is a shortened, empty version of this complex novel This graphic novel is easy to read, which is what Bradbury advises against cultures that take the easy way out of reading will be destroyed It requires almost no thought to sit down and read this for thirty minutes, and the reader will most likely not retrieve any What a disgrace to Ray Bradbury This book is the exact opposite of what it should be Fahrenheit 451 is about books that burn and terrible censorship Is this not ironic that it is a shortened, empty version of this complex novel This graphic novel is easy to read, which is what Bradbury advises against cultures that take the easy way out of reading will be destroyed It requires almost no thought to sit down and read this for thirty minutes, and the reader will most likely not retrieve any central aspects or themes of the text It is almost as if our culture is becoming that of Montag s publishers and schools are beginning to study these types of novels because it is easy and requires almost no thinking It is especially terrible that a book of this magnitude was turned into a monstrosity that completely turns around the author s message This is Ray Bradbury s authorised adaptation of his classic novel Fahrenheit 451 into a graphic novel illustrated by Tim Hamilton In his introduction, Ray Bradbury says that he views this as yet another take on his original book afurther rejuvenation , as he terms it He can trace many elements of the story to ideas that had been percolating in his subconscious The first was an occasion when he was taking a walk around the block, and was stopped and questioned by a police officer The idea This is Ray Bradbury s authorised adaptation of his classic novel Fahrenheit 451 into a graphic novel illustrated by Tim Hamilton In his introduction, Ray Bradbury says that he views this as yet another take on his original book afurther rejuvenation , as he terms it He can trace many elements of the story to ideas that had been percolating in his subconscious The first was an occasion when he was taking a walk around the block, and was stopped and questioned by a police officer The idea of being challenged for merely being a pedestrian took root.He also references an early story he wrote entitledThe Exiles , in which the greatest Fantasy authors in history were exiled to Mars, while their books were burned on Earth Another story,Usher II , was about a writer of Fantasy being made fun of by intellectuals, who ridiculed all the grotesques of Edgar Allan Poe InPillar of Fire , a man rose from the dead to reenactDraculaand Frankenstein s monster.Bradbury states,I brought all my characters onstage again and ran them through my typewriter, letting my fingers tell the stories and bring forth the ghosts of other tales from other times What you have here now is a pastiche of my former lives, my former fears, my inhibitions and my strange and mysterious and unrecognized predictions of the future what I did was name a metaphor and let myself run free, allowing my subconscious to surface with all kinds of wild ideas Fahrenheit 451 lends itself surprisingly well to reinterpretation as a graphic novel Of course with a superior tale such as this, the piece is bound to be story led Nevertheless the Artwork in this book isthan adequate, and adds another dimension to the story It is a nice touch too that the reader is able not merely to visualise the books to be burned, but to actually see images of them Most pages are predominantly yellow reds, or cool blue grey greens with silhouettes in the after dark periods, to enhance the mood The story is as gripping as ever, and the characters declaim well in this stark medium, their speeches being undistracted by superfluous words, and the emotional power behind them heightened by the visual images.An enjoyable read, and a very good choice to be interpreted as a graphic novel This is a mind boggling novel Because of television and other forms of entertainment, the people begin to hate reading books Then when a controversy happens regarding some writings, the government decides to burn all books Owning and reading books thus become prohibited Penalty is death Farenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian work by Ray Bradbury My first by him The writing is ordinary but the idea, although scary, is engaging Maybe because I love to read and I would not want all my books to bu This is a mind boggling novel Because of television and other forms of entertainment, the people begin to hate reading books Then when a controversy happens regarding some writings, the government decides to burn all books Owning and reading books thus become prohibited Penalty is death Farenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian work by Ray Bradbury My first by him The writing is ordinary but the idea, although scary, is engaging Maybe because I love to read and I would not want all my books to burn There is a scene here where an old lady chooses to die instead of burning her books I thought I would do the same if and when this happened in real life I love my books Especially those that I ve read already and chose to keep for sentimental reasons.The title is believed to be the temperature when paper can auto ignite, i.e., burn by itself Since mine was an illustrated edition or graphic novel, the reading was a breeze Although, the illustrations were not really something to marvel at They were all dark and gloomy basically reflecting the mood and theme of the novel But there were lengthy narratives too since maybe the illustrator wanted to capture the distinctive prose of Bradbury.I liked this novel since it highlighted the idiocy or partial information devoid of context of watching television Readers should celebrate that, there was once upon a time, Ray Bradbury, who rallied behind the importance of reading written works of art instead of watching senseless television shows I would imagine that in the 50 s, not many people enjoyed having this pointed out to them Ray Bradbury did not think though that time will come that physical books will dwindle in number to give way to e books Well, police can still burn e book machines And because they are very costly, I will not be surprised if some people here in the Philippines will indeed choose to be killed instead of burning their e book readers


About the Author: Tim Hamilton

Tim Hamilton lives in Brooklyn, NY where he is often walking his dog and saying hi to other dogs in between saying hi to stray cats and then bandaging his hands because not all stray cats want to say hi.His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Cicada Magazine, Dark Horse, Marvel, DC Comics, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, Lifetime,Studios, Holiday House, Fast Company Magazine and PublicAffairs.He has written and illustrated books for young readers such as, The Big Fib, But and Is That A Cat He publishes his own comic anthology, Rabbit Who Fights here 2010 he adapted Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 into a graphic novel for Hill Wang with Mr Bradbury s blessing The resulting book was nominated for an Eisner award in the Best Adaptation of Another Work category.


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