Interesting! His opening "About" statement could have come right out of one of the books I'm reading: "The Cult Of The Amateur". I don't recall that Montag is a "California Fireman", though, but it has been a long time since I read the book. I think I'll check that site from time to time to see how it develops...
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Sorry, cheap shot. Never been there, would love to visit. Preferably in summer. In all the movies I've seen, Chicago looks mighty cold in the winter.
Anyhoo, the only explicit mentions of Chicago are the ones I referred to in the earlier post. And even those aren't enough to confirm that the story is taking place IN Chicago. In fact, it seems more reasonable for it NOT to be in Chicago, since the only references to it are in characters' memories. Maybe it's set in the next big city along from Chicago, whatever that would be.
Originally posted by dandelion: Ray said once that "the sun dresses you in L. A." where winter in Chicago was the lowest level (the seventh rung or wherever the really cold part was) in Dante's Inferno.
Ray has certainly remarked to me just recently that the weather is one of the things he loves about SoCal.
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