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review 2018-06-20 15:45
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared - Rod Bradbury,Jonas Jonasson

What a tale!
There were moments throughout where I felt lost in a way. With the story flipping back and forth between then and now, it got a little confusing at times. Still, in the end, it was brilliant and I get it.
This is a story that has to be told the way it is for you to understand who the 100 year old man is, and how he came to climb out of his window. You needed to go back and forth between his life, moments he won't want to forget, and once you read, neither will you. His moments are incredible. That putting it mildly too.
Yup, truly a wonderful story.
Did I like it better than the other book I have read? No, but close.

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2018/06/the-100-year-old-man-who-climbed-out.html
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review 2018-06-08 20:26
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by RAY BRADBURY
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

Re-read by Audiobook. I read this when I was in high school - I think around 1978 - and thought it was such a scary, fantastic story. If there would have been goth in the 70's, I would have been one. Everything scary, occult, horrific I read. Just a bundle of sunshine!

This reading I liked it (thank goodness) but not as much as I did when I was a teenager. The narration included a part about how Ray Bradbury came up with the idea for the story which was interesting. The narration was good but I didn't remember Will being so whiny.

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review 2018-06-08 14:47
"451* Fahreinheita" Ray Bradbury
451 stopni Fahrenheita - Adam Kaska,Ray Bradbury

Dużo czytam .Albo lepiej powiedzieć, że dużo czytałem. Teraz praca, rodzina i inne hobby delikatnie ograniczają moja czytelniczą aktywność. Mimo tego nadal uważam, że czytam więcej niż przeciętny Kowalski. Dlatego też oprócz nowości i bestsellerów staram się co jakiś czas poznawać klasyk. I tym razem padło na książkę o książkach. O tym, że stanowią zagrożenie. No cóż, podejmę to ryzyko.

 

Głównym bohaterem powieści jest Gay Montag, który jest strażakiem. Problem jest taki, że w przyszłości, kiedy dzieje się akcji książki strażacy nie gaszą pożarów. Oni je wywołują .A dokładniej, spalają książki. W antyutopii, którą są "Stopnie" książki prowokują do niezdrowego zainteresowania innymi rzeczami, którymi ludzie nie powinni się zajmować. Filozofia, moralność, przyroda? To rzeczy zbędne, które wywołują tylko niepokój w społeczeństwie. A co należy zrobić z niebezpiecznymi rzeczami? Spalić! Na popiół, aby ślad żaden nie pozostał. No i Montag tak pali od kilkunastu lat. Ostatnio jednak nieświadomie jedną ze zwodniczych ksiażek przemycił do domu. I poruszony rozmową z nową sąsiadką postanowił otworzyć się na nowe doznania. Spowodowało to nie tylko poszerzenie się jego horyzontów, ale przede wszystkim podpadnięcie aparatowi władzy. Teraz on sam zagrożony jest spłonięciem.

 

Bardzo ponury obraz przyszłości przedstawił nam Bradbury. Pełen ogłupiałego społeczeństwa, które nastawione jest na tanią rozrywkę, podczas której nie trzeba myśleć. Pełen ludzi nie chcących wyjrzeć poza swoje 4 ściany. I mimo, że wiele cech przedstawionych przez autora pokrywa się ze sztandarowymi określeniami dobrej antyutopii, to jednak ta konkretna ksiażka bardziej do mnie trafiłą niż inne przedstawicielki tego gatunku. Ciężko mi powiedzieć dlaczego. Może to dzięki postawieniu w centrum wydarzeń książek. A może ponieważ autor upatruje w literaturze lekarstwa na zdegenerowany świat. Bo ludzkość jest jak feniks, odradza się z popiołów. Jednak jedno nas od tego ptaka odróżnia: my znamy swoje błędy przeszłości i drugi raz ich nie popełnimy, nie spowodujemy kolejnego pożaru z którego będzie trzeba sie odradzać. Wszystko dzięki historii, którą pamiętamy. A pamiętamy dzięki książkom. Prawdę więc miał Piłsudski mówiąc 

„Naród, który nie szanuje swej przeszłości nie zasługuje na szacunek teraźniejszości i nie ma prawa do przyszłości”

 

 

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review 2018-05-30 16:36
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
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 action from the first page and I wasn’t up to speed.
 
Overall, I’m glad that I stayed with the novel and that I finished it, as I thought the novel was interesting and thought-provoking. It wasn’t a novel that I could rush through. I found myself closing this novel many times, so that I could take a breather. I’m not a huge science fiction reader but I do have a good imagination and an open mind and I think you do need to have those two things to really enjoy this novel.
 
As Fireman Montag’s curiosity in books increased, so did mine. I was interested in knowing what books he collected, what he learned and what his future held. My questions did not end there, as I wanted to know about the society that Montag lived in and how their practice of book burning came into being. I thought the author did an excellent job answering many of my questions.
 
As I look back upon the novel, this story took centerstage. There weren’t any side stories nor were there a great deal of characters to construct this story. The fascinating, stimulating main story tells it all. Ridding their world of books, this town tries to put all individuals on the same playing field as the author describes their colorful and intense world with a powerful paint brush.
 
I had to smile many times while reading this novel, as it seemed like there was a contrast between what I was reading and what was transpiring. As Bradbury wrote, he portrayed a detailed account of the character’s world yet these same characters were burning books, perhaps the same types of books that helped these characters learn how to describe the world around them, exactly like Bradbury was doing. See, I feel that many individuals learn how to read and how to apply language by reading and here, the characters were burning novels that probably taught them how to speak and apply language. So, what the future held for these individuals was unknown.
 
I’m glad that the book club choose this novel as it was a book that I would not have read otherwise. It was a good read, and now I understand why it is so popular.

 

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text 2018-04-02 20:44
Reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 165 pages.
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Montag is fully into his transformation now and is grieving the deaths of Clarisse and the book woman who was burned. it turns out that Beatty is more of an in depth character than previously thought.  Montag used to be so self assure and assertive but now he is questioning the workings of his society and his role as a fireman. This is symbolized when he "...slid slowly down the pole like a man in a dream." when previously he "...walked across the upper floor of the fire station and fell down the hole. At the last moment, when disaster seemed positive, he pulled his hands and broke his fall by by grasping the golden pole. He slid to a squeaking halt, the heels one inch from the concrete floor downstairs." He was so much more confident in the first part of the book but now he is starting to see things differently. I am excited to finish the book.

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