A Library Basement and a Rented Typewriter

I just posted my review of Ray Bradbury's dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451 over on Youtube so I thought I'd use this week's Trivia Tuesday to share my favourite fact about the book.

There are plenty of Fahrenheit 451 trivia that has become common knowledge, like the irony of a book predominately about censorship being banned for it's radical ideals but I don't hear many people mention the way the book was written.

Supposedly it only took Bradbury nine days to write the initial draft and he did so on a typewriter rented in a library basement for only 10 cents per half hour as he didn't have access to any other work space.

Amazing what kind of legacy inspiration and desperation can achieve.