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Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury, Ray (Book - 1953 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fahrenheit 451


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Authors: Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
Title: Fahrenheit 451
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, c1953
Characteristics: 179 p
Notes: Includes afterword by Ray Bradbury, 1982 and coda by Ray Bradbury, 1979
Various publishers
ISBN: 0345410017
0345342968
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Report This Feb 04, 2014
  • books4ev rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I read this for my English and through all those projects and thorough analysis for it, I can say it's a great written book by Bradbury. Interesting and thoughtful.

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  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I had to read this book as part of my high school curriculum but I cannot say that I enjoyed it at all. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Fahrenheit 451 is not just about censorship through the incineration of books. Ray Bradbury exposes the mind-numbing effects of technology. The world Bradbury presents has the same aspects of the time we live in now, however technology has progressed to the point where walls can be refurnished into a TV. As technology advances, our world gets smaller and people stop caring about the matters around them. We become consumed in satiating our desires with instant gratification. He plants tiny morsels of classic literature within his own. I highly recommend this book, it was very easy to read but delves into deeper ideas. Anyone who can read critically will appreciate this book as much as I .

Report This Oct 21, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

During one of Ray Bradbury's last interviews with an SF reviewer type, he strongly urged all of us to never watch TV which was full of lies, lies and lies, et cetera. Mr. Bradbury's awesome sociopolitical values, coupled with his beautifully lyrical writing (my favorite will always be about the witch who would insert herself in humming birds and butterflies) make for an everlasting spirit of the art.

Report This Sep 15, 2013
  • eex97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great book! really makes you think about the concept of knowledge and it's value in society.

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  • Violet_Owl_13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was an excellent read, minus the expletives. It was beautifully written. The plot was well thought out, and its mysteriousness was very appealing to me.

Report This May 06, 2013
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I fully admit that I only chose to read this because of TPL’s Keep Toronto Reading program but I enjoyed it more than expected and finished it within a few hours. A dystopian-themed story about book burning that is troubling in its relevance to today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society.

Report This Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As a classic, this novel has been sitting on the TBR list for ages but I was finally motivated to pick it up by the Vlogbrother's book club. The novel itself is fascinating and terrifying in its image of the future but it is the thoughts on humanity and ideas that are truly the most beautiful part of the work. The characters themselves never reach any significant depth, not even Montag, but Bradbury uses the characters as vehicles for his amazing prose which is thoroughly haunting.

I wil return Fahrenheit 451 on April 8th, 3013.

Report This Jan 30, 2013
  • teixteix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great essential read for absolutely anyone. It's one of those books that I'll recommend whenever I can. Makes you think about the passive roles we can take in our lives and in society (i.e. mindless consumerism), and so it will never be outdated. Also loved the afterword by the author, who discusses examples of how this book itself was censored and watered down in various ways (pretty ironic!).

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Report This Apr 15, 2013
  • charliemar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Classic, futuristic, beautiful prose.

In one of literature's most haunting denunciations of censorship, Ray Bradbury uses the materials of science fiction to tell the story of Guy Montag, a fireman forced to burn books. 192p.

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Report This Jun 12, 2013
  • timeforheros rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stuff your eyes with wonder…live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that, shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.

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  • bbb1771 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies."

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  • LazyNeko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I don't talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I'm alive.”

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  • andrewgraphics rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"...the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be."

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  • JRBareis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Well," Clarisse said," I'm seventeen and I'm crazy."

"Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go."--from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Report This Jul 13, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Is it because we're having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world? Is it because we're so rich and the rest of the world so poor and we just don't care if they are? I've heard rumors; the world is starving but we're well fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much? I've heard rumors about hate, too, once in a long while, over the years. Do you know why? I don't, that's sure! Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!

Report This Jul 13, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversey, remember that!

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  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.

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  • Snod83 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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