I Love Dystopia

It should be written on a t-shirt, made in a sweat shop, shipped from a country were people are subjugated through religion, politics or the colour black. Dystopia is a clarion call in literature, less and less a cracked mirror held up to society and more and more the truth writ large so people will…

Ray Bradbury Dies

He was 91. Most people will shrug and say, ‘Well, that’s a good age’. It is the strange way we deal with death. 91 is no age. 300 is no age. There will be a time when people will say, ‘Well, 500 is a good age’.

Fahrenheit 451

There is a brand new adaptation on BBC radio at the moment of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (available on iplayer until the 20th February 2012). It is interesting to compare this adaptation with Truffaut’s 1966 film of the same name. Even while listening to this I can’t help think of Oskar Werner as…