Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them... show more
Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear, and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide, and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
Publish date: November 29th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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. ...
This was a reread but I read it about fifteen years ago so I didn’t remember all that much. I didn’t like the dream-like quality of the prose, but I have been in a sufficiently black mood to appreciate the feelings of despair throughout. The two kind of balanced out. It does meander somewhat and...