Ray Bradbury didn't sit down one day and write his classic novel on Censorship Fahrenheit 451 (1953). He began tinkering with the idea in short stories and novellas as early as 1943. Match to Flame includes all the short stories and novellas (including several previously unpublished) that led to his writing Fahrenheit 451. The books leads with The Library in 1943 and endsRay Bradbury didn't sit down one day and write his classic novel on Censorship Fahrenheit 451 (1953). He began tinkering with the idea in short stories and novellas as early as 1943. Match to Flame includes all the short stories and novellas (including several previously unpublished) that led to his writing Fahrenheit 451. The books leads with The Library in 1943 and ends with the novellas The Fireman published in 1951....
|Title||:||Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451|
|Number of Pages||:||484 Pages|
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Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451 Reviews
If you've followed me for any length of time, you know that I am a voracious reader. I always have been. From as far back as I can remember (and it's a long way back), I have always preferred to read a book than do anything else. And again, if you've followed me you know that I am a horror addict. While I will read just about everything (not into romance novels), horror is at the top of my list. And I have never read a more terrifying novel than Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. This book has had such an impact on my life that I try to read it at least once a year, and am looking at having a tattoo of the cover (the burning man) done. The thought of reading a novel being illegal is horrifying to me - and as I get older, I see it becoming a reality. Books are being banned in record numbers. Some group of people find something in a book offensive and now all of a sudden, nobody is allowed to read it. This can be summed up best by Chief Beatty: "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon, Breach one man’s mind." It was this theory that caused books to be burned and ideas outlawed. And this is the exact direction we are headed. But I digress from my review of this book.Because of my love of the story, as soon as I saw that Dark Regions had a signed copy of Match to Flame, I knew I had to have it. And thanks to my parents, I received it for my 50th birthday - and it is now the crown jewel in my library.Seeing the steps Bradbury took to lead up to Fahrenheit 451 was incredible. The editor compiled earlier works as well as a complete version of the novella "Long After Midnight", a prelude to "The Fireman", which was a prelude to the final novel.The only black mark on this stunning collection was the Historical and Critical Introduction by Bill Touponce. While he may be to foremost authority on Bradbury, and a distinguished professor, reading his introduction was the equivalent of taking the cinnamon challenge. It was so dry it makes the Sahara look like the Atlantic Ocean. If his lectures are like his writing, I need to get them on video for those nights of insomnia. Have I made myself clear? I actually found myself falling asleep multiple times, and even considered skipping it after the first 4 pages - but I choked I trudged through and choked it down.I always said - if the events of Fahrenheit 451 ever come to fruition (God forbid), then Fahrenheit 451 would be the book I would memorize. If you haven't read it, PLEASE DO! If you have read it, re-read it. And if you want to know more about the writing of it, pick up Match to Flame (but skip the Historical and Critical Introduction).
Signed limited edition volume with nearly identical content to A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories.A Pleasure to Burn is missing one short story ("Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright") and two unfinished fragments, but has all the rest of the stories/novella collected in this edition but is $13 compared to $100. Contents according to an online list (not in order):The BonfireBright PhoenixCarnival of Madness (a.k.a. Usher II)The Cricket on the HearthThe Fireman (Novella version of Fahrenheit 451)The Garbage CollectorThe LibraryLong After Midnight (Not the same story as in the collection Long After Midnight or in Stories of Ray BradburyThe Mad Wizards of Mars (a.k.a. The Exiles)The Mechanical Hound (story fragment, not included in A Pleasure to Burn)The PedestrianThe Pillar of FireThe ReincarnateThe SmileTiger, Tiger, Burning Bright (not included in A Pleasure to Burn)Where Ignorant Armies Clash By Night (novel fragment, not included in A Pleasure to Burn)