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Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
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The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord... show more
The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, 'Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's '1984' and Huxley's 'Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007181704 (0007181701)
Publisher: Voyager
Pages no: 211
Edition language: English
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What I am reading
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4.5 Fahrenheit 451
I remember reading Fahrenheit 451 for the first time when I was somewhere between 14 and 16 years old. Back then it didn’t strike me as special and I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about, because I was way too young to understand about passions and convictions you’d stand for with your life...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Noncombustible Data: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
“‘Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give th...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 Fahrenheit 451
I honestly almost gave up on reading this novel as it started off really bizarre to my liking. I kept rereading the same passages over and over again and it just wasn’t making any sense. The language felt weird and what was transpiring, I couldn’t grasp. I felt that this novel jumped right in on the...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 If we had all of these lessons years ago, how can we still be so stupid?
The catch-up book club has got me hopping on books I should have read years ago or did read years ago and never really thought about. This seems to be one of two books my high school self just flat-out LIED about reading. I'm horrified. I have no idea why I didn't read this one, though I now complet...
Reader & Dreamer
Reader & Dreamer rated it
5.0 Fahrenheit 451
that was an Amazing incredible read.In a future America, books are banned and "firemen" burn any that are found. Media took over, and all source of information, positive information was provided through Wall-size television screens. Meanwhile, a war was coming but no one thinks will affect them in a...
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