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September 19, 2012

I’m finally reading Fahrenheit 451 by way of an audiobook, and this snagged in my mind:

…that gibbering pack of tree apes that said nothing nothing nothing, and said it loud loud loud.

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  1. September 19, 2012 2:25 pm

    Is that when his wife is watching “Shakespeare?” BTW don’t you find it slightly ironic that your listening to an audiobook of a story about written words being banned?

    • September 19, 2012 2:33 pm

      No, it’s him thinking about her watching the immersive tv though.

      And no, not ironic. It’s literature that’s banned in the book, not writing itself.

      • September 19, 2012 2:59 pm


        Reason I asked about Shakespeare is because the phrase is kinda reminiscent of “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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