Lee Hadden writes \"There is an interesting article on Bruce [That\'s Ray, not Bruce]Bradbury and the 50th Anniversary
of his novel, Fahrenheit 451, in the Wall Street Journal of May 14, 2003:
\"The Man Who Sounded The Fire Alarm,\" By JOHN J. MILLER
Mr. Bradbury has written some 30 books, more than 600 short stories,
and countless numbers of poems, essays and screenplays. Even as an
octogenarian, he gets up every morning and spends a few hours composing.
His most recent novel, \"Let\'s All Kill Constance,\" came out in January to
mixed reviews. A new collection of 100 short stories is slated for release
Amid this prodigious output, \"Fahrenheit 451\" is the book for which
Mr. Bradbury will be best remembered. Perhaps that\'s because the concept is
so unforgettable: In the near future, firemen don\'t put out fires; they
start them instead. Books have been outlawed. When they\'re discovered,
first responders hurry to the scene. The title refers to the temperature at
which paper burns?
One of the often-overlooked details of \"Fahrenheit 451\" is that the
censorship Mr. Bradbury describes was not imposed from the top by a
ruthless government. Rather, it seeped up from the indifferent masses. \"