Self-immolating edition of Fahrenheit 451


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#2

The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television
destroys interest in reading literature.

I always thought it was kind of amusing that Bradbury gave his blessing to that decidedly so-so 1966 film adaptation, yet was livid about the idea of his story being read on a Kindle. He was a quirky old luddite, that one.


#3

A strike 'anywhere' match and a striking surface on the spine... okaaay.


#4

Yeah, and every strike anywhere I've ever used has a white tip on top.

ETA: I think Cory just made up that part about being strike-anywhere. Or at least, such a thing isn't mentioned anywhere in the actual source link.


#5

You can burn film easier?


#6

I can't wait for my waterproof edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and my miniature edition of The Borrowers! I already got my special edition of The Invisible Man, but I just can't seem to find it.


#7

1984 with built-in wireless camera system.


#8

Spine doth meth.


#9

I used to be into these sorts of editions, but I just got too paranoid after being constantly monitored and told how to go about my business by my copy of 1984.


#10

Probably should have read one post further before replying above...


#12

Swan vestas are 'strike anywhere' and don't have a white tip- just red throughout. I've never seen a match with a white tip, but then I'm not especially well travelled, nor currently a smoker.


#14

A few potentially inappropriate Special Edition Classics:

A Clockwork Orange
Frankenstein
Of Mice and Men
Hamlet


#15

Flashpaper pages would have been a nice touch, but safety would have been an issue.


#16

Would the people complaining about the usage of the word "strike anywhere" please take their medication. Thank you.


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