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.
Publish date: 2004
Pages no: 211
Edition language: English
I didn't read this in school or study all the meanings behind it so I'm sure I missed a lot. I think I get that it's against book burning and focusing so much on entertaining like tv that we miss the wisdom in life. People often become kind of like sheep and just follow instead of educating themse...
For me, the novel is a little difficult to comprehend but with some online research it all links and makes sense. It’s a book that’s different from others and I believe that’s why is has a lot of recognition. In the future I will read this once again to understand it more thoroughly. In the future I...
I liked this book for some reasons but I didn't like it for other reasons. first, i liked the messages you can interpret out of this book and everyone's interpretation will be different.For me, i felt like it was a little hard to understand at times but that could be just me. This book doesn't start...
Wow. What a great story. I put off reading this one for a long time because I assumed it was going to be too Sci-Fi for me. Man, am I dumb. I loved everything about this one. I can’t even imagine a world where books are illegal. I would get torched for sure. Bradbury has some serious writing chops. ...