Friday, July 31, 2009
Fahrenheit 451Graphic Novel
NPR had a good story last night by correspondent Lynn Neary about Reimagining 'Fahrenheit 451' As A Graphic Novel (4 min 40 sec). The adaption has Ray Bradbury's endorsement, though how it can capture the nuance of the original novel is hard to imagine. And as they note in the course of the report, it's somewhat ironic that the novel Fahrenheit 451 is being turned into a comic book given that in the dystopian world it imagines books are banned but comic books and porno mags are proliferate. When you consider the hoopla over ComicCon to the deafening silence surrounding Readercon it gives that aspect of the novel added relevance.