The Bookening

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The Bookening reviews Fahrenheit 451.

Show Notes

Our heroes thought it would be fun to review the new Fahrenheit 451 HBO movie, which is something they will do, assuming it's not too HBOy. But in order to justify doing that, they had to review the book, which they didn't particularly have fond memories of. But it may or may not have held up better than they remembered. Listen!

Help Jake build a mechanical hound!

00:00 Sundry matters
06:25 Donor Shout-outs
08:30 A great sentence
11:08 Baggage check
22:15 A good first novel
24:10 Parables
28:00 Un-self-conscious writers
33:00 Swinging for the fences
34:56 Mysterious nails!
36:00 Yuck, Ernest Cline
37:35 Yuck, Madeline L'engle
38:03 This book doesn't suck up to you
40:32 Hope
41:55 Weak character writing
44:50 Maturity

What is The Bookening?

3 guys—a pastor, a scholar, and their gleeful provocateur—discuss the great books. We take God and literature seriously—but the second one not overly so.