TV Tropes Book Club:
- If you're interested in actively participating, please make a post saying so, and suggesting a book for the club to read/discuss.
- Once we have some choices, one of the suggestions will be picked and everyone will have say, a week to read it. Then we reconvene and discuss our thoughts on said book.
- After everyone's had their fill of the first book, we decide which one is second, rinse and repeat.
- Clockwork Vampires Chronicles by Andy Remic.
- Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.
- Nation by Terry Pratchett.
- Paper Towns by John Green.
- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.
- Vampire Kisses: Beginning
- ''The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
edited 23rd Jun '12 7:03:49 PM by SKJAM
edited 8th Jun '12 1:36:50 AM by Muramasan13
edited 23rd Jun '12 7:05:20 PM by SKJAM
- I remember being disappointed at Clarisse's disappearance early in the story when I read the book years ago. Now I appreciate that Bradbury wrote her out of the story so quickly, for two reasons. First off, it's a logical development; the authorities have been keeping tabs on her family for ages and she makes no effort to disguise her nonconformity. More importantly, the short time she spends with Montag is already enough. At this point, he didn't need someone like Faber, only a gentle nudge in the right direction. Clarisse is this nudge, nothing more. She has fulfilled her role the second Montag starts to think about all the questions she asked. So, she disappears.
- Colours play an important role. Black, the colour of soot, for the firemen, white for Clarisse and gray for the faceless masses. Interestingly, the fire in Granger's camp is described as "red and white", signifying the shift from fire as a destructive force to fire as warm and life-giving. This transition nicely sets up the phoenix motif shortly before the story ends.
- Fahrenheit is pretty quotable. Beatty's speech gives us "a book is a loaded gun in the house next door", Faber remarks "I don't talk things, sir, I talk the meaning of things." and Granger's "I am Plato's Republic" spiel is inspiring and sad at the same time. Literature isn't gone, but it's only a memory now.
- Speaking of quotes, I'm glad I bought a cheap edition that was intended for foreign language students. The name-dropped philosophers and authors are easily recognised, but without the annotations I would have missed a lot of quotes from the Bible.
edited 25th Jun '12 1:37:49 PM by Farnion