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The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Pancham Sinh, Swami Swatmarama
Pastel 15
Toshihiko Kobayashi
The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury Wonderful message. More focused on the cultural and social aspects of the future without literature. What happens to us as a society when we become addicted to electronic and digital entertainment? What happens when we don't have access to ideas and information?

It's not very clear if it is a totalitarianistic or communist or some version of a utopia in Farenheit 451. The political side is not mentioned. Yet, it is apparent that the suppression of information, by everyone as a whole, seems to imply that other ways of life that the reader is accustomed to, have disappeared. It is an interesting angle to take - the government isn't the driving force, it's people that have made that decision. What could make us get to that point?

This is a cautionary tale. The ending makes very clear what happens to those who treasure stories and those who do not.