"Fahrenheit 451" finally an e-book

Writer Ray Bradbury delivers a lecture at the 12th Annual LA Times Festival of Books at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on April 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif.

This final note today, which begins with the observation that I just finished reading my first e-book. It's not bad, once you get used to it.

Which is where the famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury finds himself today. After years of saying no, Bradbury's agreed to let "Fahrenheit 451" be published electronically. E-books, Bradbury once said, "smell like burning fuel."

Which makes the whole thing kind of ironic, once you consider what "Fahrenheit 451" is about.

$9.99, electronically.

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