New Version Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Can Only Be Read Using Fire, And We Have Concerns
New Version Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Can Only Be Read Using Fire, And We Have Concerns

New Version Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Can Only Be Read Using Fire, And We Have Concerns

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In this age of Ipads, insta-everythings and 140 character (Max) statuses; it is now imperative that reading become more fun and interactive. It is difficult to capture the attention of the ADD culture but, fire and paper at night? Together? Not sure that's the way. 


Um. Yeah. So initial thoughts?




Wise words Jeff Goldblum. At first this idea reads like a story from the The Onion but no, it's true. 

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Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic tale of a dystopian future where books have been outlawed and are set ablaze by firemen has been a required reading staple since it's inception. 

In an odd twist, Super Terrain, a publisher in France, has created a new edition of Bradbury’s classic that literally requires extreme heat in order to be read.






The unique publication was developed by the Charles Nypels Lab a research institute in The Netherlands. The pages of the book appear completely blacked out—like a redacted CIA file— BUT as you flip through and apply heat -perhaps flame from a lighter-the fervered activated ink disappears and the underlying text is revealed. 

Fascinating, no? 

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Definitely some kinks to still work out. But at least inventors are still thinking of new ways to make reading fun.

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Instead of curling up with a good book next to a cracking fireplace we'll just curl up with a fire extinguisher. 

This version of Fahrenheit 451 will be available sometime in 2018. 

**JUST PAY ATTENTION WHEN "ENGULFED" IN THE BOOK!!**

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