Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury

  • Release Date: 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Classics
4 Score: 4 (From 1,484 Ratings)

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Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

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.

Reviews

  • Okay?

    2
    By erismarie
    I’m not really sure how to feel after completing this book. In the beginning I didn’t take the content seriously because I can never imagine a world where knowledge is taken from us. Unfortunately, we are already moving into a time where a lot of information is not trusted with the public and therefore removed from us ever finding out the truth. Books are important so we can keep track of human history and not repeat the countless mistakes we have made along the way of growth and development. Montag is my favorite character because I can relate in a certain way to the need of knowing. Mildred was a character I could not relate to. I could never understand why anyone would want to be oblivious of their surrounding situation. Stay woke.
  • the fight against censorship

    5
    By jg1003
    a must read for all those searching to understand what it feels like to be silenced. censorship in any form stifles human progression. it is unacceptable and and unforgivable. this book is amazing.
  • Mind changing

    4
    By N.A.K.I.
    This book completely altered my perception of books and literature and just knowledge in general. It made me realize how important books are and how so many people just go through their life not realizing that they haven’t really put their mark on the world. This book made me realize that there’s so much more to accomplish in life and there’s only so much time to do it. The 4 star is because the book is paced awkwardly and was slightly weird to read at some parts because there isn’t typical chapter breaks like a normal book. But besides that, this book is a must read solely because... that’s the point of the book. To read.
  • Seal LA Zach Fader

    1
    By zach fader
    Bruh it lowkey kinda dog-water Zero earnings Zero pr I’d rather read any other book
  • Worst Book Ever

    1
    By lucky_in_lasvegas
    I can’t believe how terrible this book was. The spelling and grammar were horrible. The story was very confusing at times. It had many slow parts to the point I wanted to rip my eyes out. But I stuck with it. Honestly wish I hadn’t wasted so much time on this book. I don’t understand how this garbage can be a “classic”. It’s just as horrible as the movie.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By ShaunaMo!
    Somehow I didn’t have to read this book in high school. So glad to have read it as an adult. Very prescient in 2021.
  • Great read

    5
    By archilny
    Very well written.
  • True to life State sponsored censorship.

    5
    By mattfoleyusa
    “Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they are yelling at me.” Follow me on Parler @chrismara
  • Classic; but can be slow

    4
    By J J Kimberly
    This book is absolutely eye opening about the issues that we face as a society, but it is quite slow at times. It is one of those books that you must read at least once in your lifetime.
  • Spellbinding

    5
    By alissamitchell
    Written in a way that has you seeing the world with new eyes and entering it with more gratitude. The message is sobering and the book, irreplaceable.

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