The Wind Rises (2013)
For real though nothing made me sadder when Clarisse turned out not to be a character :(
Side note: When I was tagging all these posts I clicked on the first tag I saw with 451 in it and upon reexamination I saw that it was spelled “fahrenheight.” So I guess people on tumblr don’t know how to fuckin’ spell.
Clarisse is totally a manic pixie dream girl though.
Dear followers: Now that I’ve finished Fahrenheit 451, and since the weather where I am is no good for swimming yet, what reading do I need to catch up on? Here are the candidates:
The Catcher in the Rye
So I bought Fahrenheit 451 on a whim because of three reasons: this beautiful minimalistic cover it has (side note: I’m mixed on how widespread minimalism has become now because I feel like it’s an excuse not to have to design something but wow this cover is an effective usage of it); because my girlfriend gave me a anthology of Ray Bradbury science fiction and I felt it would be a travesty to read that before what is accepted as his most timeless work; and because a friend of mine recently got a tattoo of a line from the book.
I adore it. I love how it isn’t a love letter to leather and pages and ink, but to the ideas that books represent, the humanity that books contain. The loving sentimentality and reverence for them as the source of all knowledge, betterment, and understanding, tools to pass on a better tomorrow, resonated with me very deeply.