Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Farenheit 45pie

Ray Bradbury, author of Farenheit 451, has now come out to say that 451, published 54 years ago, has nothing to do with censorship. It's about... television!

Buh? Wuh?

That's a little like making a recipe book of pies from around the world - pecan, chocolate mousse, lemon merengue, pumpkin, shepherd's - and then, after winning the Pulitzer, after 54 years of everyone talking about how it is one of the best books about pies, after decades of your pie recipe book being used in junior high home economics classes everywhere, suddenly announce "No, it's not about pies - it's about the pumpkins that made some of those pies! It's all about the pumpkins!"

It is my opinion, that while authorial intent is appropriately marginalized, pie analogies, on the other hand, are critically underutilized.

Mmm... Pie.

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