Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 3 and other quotes

Continued from Chapter 2 Last chapter. Chapter 3: Burning Bright Page 109: "[Fire's] real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it." Another bit that's relevant to today.  If there's a problem, if there's a disconnect, rather than try to talk it out and … Continue reading Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 3 and other quotes

Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 2

Continued from Introduction and Chapter 1.   Chapter 2: The Sieve and the Sand So according to this chapter, when we reach the year 2022, we will have started one of 2 atomic wars. Well, that possibility is certainly there, and it might happen sooner than that. Get a desk and sleep tight. Page 71: … Continue reading Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 2

Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Introduction and Chapter 1

Read the book, plan to see the movie.  Until then, here's my thoughts on the philosophical points that I wish to point out from my first read-through. I read the 60th anniversary edition, which is worth pointing out because there's an introduction and some articles contained within the book that analyze/review it, and I will … Continue reading Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Introduction and Chapter 1

Dune Club notes part 12 (Final)

Continuing from part 11 of the Dune Book Club, run by Comic Book Girl 19. This is the last entry. Pages 651-709 Notes Before the Twitch Stream Page 719: "How could you do such a foolish thing?" she demanded. "He is your son," Chani said. Jessica glared at her. Heheh. But in all honesty, Jessica … Continue reading Dune Club notes part 12 (Final)

Dune Club notes part 11

Continuing from part 10 of the Dune Book Club, run by Comic Book Girl 19. Second to the last section! Pages 651-709   Notes Before the Twitch Stream Boy did this section have some great lines regarding politics and religion. Page 651: You cannot avoid the interplay of politics within an orthodox religion. This power … Continue reading Dune Club notes part 11

Ender’s Game review and novel comparison

Rated: 2/5 WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS FOR BOTH THE FILM AND THE NOVEL If I had seen this movie before I read the book, I would have thought it was just ok. But because I saw this after I read the book, I thought it wasn't all that great. The biggest problem this movie … Continue reading Ender’s Game review and novel comparison

Dune Club notes part 10

Continuing from part 9 of the Dune Book Club, run by Comic Book Girl 19. Source Pages 591-650 Notes Before the Twitch Stream Page 614: But it's well known that repression makes a religion flourish. But on the other hand, paradise and peace make a society weak, as indicated when Jessica realizes that the Fremen … Continue reading Dune Club notes part 10