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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 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 commod

  • Title: Fahrenheit 451
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780307347978
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 blandGuy 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 did not 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.

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    1. Ray Bradbury says:
      American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind In all, Bradbury has published than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared in than 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along.

    Comment 738 on “Fahrenheit 451

    1. Brian says:
      I am in 6th grade My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based upon.My mother and I are in K mart I ve mentioned to her about this book report to be done, and so before we leave with a basket filled with clothes I know I will be embarrassed to wear, we stop by the rack of books She selects a few pulp paperback titles, throws them into the cart.A few days later she hands me Fahre [...]

    2. She-Who-Reads says:
      Somehow, I have gotten through life as an English major, book geek, and a science fiction nerd without ever having read this book I vaguely remember picking it up in high school and not getting very far with it It was an interesting premise, but far too depressing for my tastes at the time.Fast forward 15 years later I just bought a copy the other day to register at BookCrossing for their Banned Books Month release challenge The ALA celebrates Banned Books Week in September, so one BXer challeng [...]

    3. J.G. Keely says:
      Farenheit 451 has been analyzed and reinterpreted by every successive generation to change its meaning This is chiefly because the book is full of assumptions and vague symbolism which can be taken many ways, and rarely does anyone come away from the book with the conclusion the author intended, which would suggest that it is a failed attempt.There are grounds to contend that even the title is inaccurate, since contemporary sources suggest paper combusts at 450 degrees Celsius, which in Farenhei [...]

    4. Emily May says:
      As I write this review, the year is 2012 We do not live in a perfect world in fact, in many ways we don t even live in a good world But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a world which, on the whole, is better than it was fifty years ago Now, I know I m writing with limited perspective and that progression and development hasn t been the same all over the globe and even the definition of those words can change depending on what part of the world you live in But here s what [...]

    5. Tyler says:
      Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review The message of this book is decent knowledge should not be censored However, the rest of the book is utter shit I found myself actually screaming at several points as Bradbury spent minutes and dozens of metaphors and allusions referring to one insignificant detail of the plot It is too damn flowery to be understandable by anyone In other words, an English teacher s dream In addition, the story was about the messag [...]

    6. Lyn says:
      Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it s dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative It is a strident call to arms, a warning siren of darkness always on the perimeter.Critics have tried to make of this, and certainly it is an archetypal work, but I think its simplicity is its great strength it is fundamentally about book burning, literally and metaphorically A powerful allegory that also [...]

    7. Fabian says:
      We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain black loam 111 What outstanding prose prophetic, which is by far the most rare and inspiring of attributes a work of literature can ever possess And Ray I Don t Talk Things, Sir I Talk The Meaning Of Things Bradbury is here at his absolute best I cannot decide whether this or Martian Chronicles is my favorite they are definitely my favorite of his, the best possible in scifi adventure.This is The [...]

    8. Alex says:
      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 That is a very unpleasant metaphor, and Fahrenheit 451 is an unpleasant book It feels like it was written by a teenager, and if I were his teacher I d give it a B and not let my daughter date the weird little kid who wrote it.Its protagonist, Montag, lacks any character he changes as Bradbury s shitty story requires him to, from the dumbest kid on the world his cousin o [...]

    9. Justin says:
      You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to knowThis is one of the best books ever written This is one of my favorite books of all time ALL TIME This is the third time I ve read it I audiobooked it this time Every line of Fahrenheit 451 is beautifully written Poetic Metaphoric Transcendent Awesome The beginning, middle, and ending all amazing If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction or dystopian novels or classic literat [...]

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    11. Elyse says:
      This was my first Ray Bradbury book Do you know that with 1, 117, 082 ratings, and 28, 668 reviews I didn t have a clue what to expect from this book I may have been the only person living under a rock down deep beneath the earth who knew nothing about this story My Goodness I CANT IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT BOOKS I have in my hands a copy of the 60th Anniversary Edition Neil Gaiman wrote the Introduction and really excellent I might add Just beautiful introduction about Fahrenheit 451 being specul [...]

    12. Cecily says:
      Library as cathedral, as all libraries should be John Rylands Library, Manchester.Image source librarynchester aRead me, love me, touch me, treasure meThis is a book about the power of books that is itself steeped with references, both explicit and indirect, to the great works that permeate our culture so thoroughly that we do not always notice them until they re gone Bradbury shows us the horror of a hedonistic but unhappy world where books and ideas are banned in the futile pursuit of the illu [...]

    13. Lisa says:
      The Wall Controls You The Silent Take Over Of Screen Time What does Fahrenheit 451 mean to me Most of all, it is a declaration of love for books in an era of fast entertainment and instant gratification as a means of political control of the masses.I used to think Brave New World and 1984 or a combination of those two had a accurate take on human mind slavery in the age of technology than Fahrenheit 451 But increasingly, I see the world as Bradbury saw it, with people sitting in front of screen [...]

    14. Bookdragon Sean says:
      Can you think of a effective means of control Can you think of a effective means of keeping the population down No Well, me neither The burning of books is such an effective tool, so the message of Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is scarily real if society s wisdom could be taken away then so could their freedom if knowledge was burnt then the people would be left in a complete state of utter innocent ignorance That way they could be told anything and no know different If all books were burnt th [...]

    15. Maddie says:
      The book starts with this sentence It was a pleasure to burn WOW AND I THOUGHT OKAY THEN LETS DO THIS Fahrenheit Meaning Fahrenheit is a temperature scale based on one proposed in 1724 by the Polish born German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit 1686 1736 , after whom the scale is named It uses the degree Fahrenheit symbol F as the unit.By the end of the 20th century, Fahrenheit was only used as the official temperature scale in the United States For my Loving books luckily not burned Journey F [...]

    16. Kinga says:
      It s easy to see why Farenheit 451 is a cult classic, beloved by the majority of bookworms Oh, it validates us, doesn t it Here is a future world where books are banned, and look at this it has gone to the dogs The saddest of all post apocalyptic worlds, the bleakest dystopia, what a nightmare NO BOOKS The good are those who read, the bad are those who watch the TV Yes, this is what we like to read to make us feel all warm inside And because of that we are seemingly willing to forgive Bradbury f [...]

    17. Fernando says:
      No hace falta quemar libros para que una cultura desaparezca Mucho peor es no leerlos Ray BradburyCuesta mucho encontrar en el vasto mundo de la literatura un libro que defienda precisamente al libro como patrimonio cultural de la Humanidad M s all de la distop a que encierra, la maestr a de Bradbury nos posiciona ante los peligros que a veces significa para el poder el hecho de que la gente piense y quiera valerse por s misma Uno de mis libro preferidos de toda la vidaEsta era mi peque a rese a [...]

    18. Brian Hodges says:
      Believe me, I m not the kind of guy who gushes over classics simply by virtue of the fact that they are classics, but this one was worth all the legend that it carries with it I m glad I never had to read this book in highschool First of all, we would have ruined this truly awesome story by overanalyzing every mundane literary aspect, detail and device Second, the story is SO much profound in the year 2008 at the age of 30 than it could have been at 17 in 1995 I always thought this was a book a [...]

    19. karen says:
      so i decided that this is the summer i read all the books i should have read by now all the classics i have not gotten around to this was, oddly, sparked by that asshole that said to alyssa this is why small bookstores are better no one in big bookstores knows anything about books which is, of course, inaccurate and ridiculous poor alyssa is a nineteen year old girl who has not read any philip roth, and wasnt able to recommend a title to the fifty year old man but has probably read books than m [...]

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    22. Matthew says:
      There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens a time to be born and a time to die,a time to plant and a time to uproot,a time to kill and a time to heal,a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to weep and a time to laugh,a time to mourn and a time to dance,a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,a time to search and a time to give up,a time to keep and a time to throw away,a time to tear [...]

    23. Heidi The Hippie Reader says:
      In a not too distant future, owning books is against the law Firemen burn property instead of protect it and everyone is dialed in to their televisions, subsisting on a steady stream of sensational media stories and vapid entertainment to numb their quickly congealing brains The nation is always at war, but you would never guess it from the populace s empty conversations and emptier dreams Guy Montag longs for something different, but what exactly, he can t even say, until he meets a girl who wa [...]

    24. Ginger says:
      That s right, I finally showed up at the party I somehow have gone through life as a book geek and a science fiction nerd without reading this book It was always on my to do list but over the years, I just didn t get around to reading it Thank you Justin for kicking my ass in gear to read this masterpiece So you ask, what happened when I finally read Fahrenheit 451 I read it in one day I absorbed the pages while ignoring the world around me I laughed and gasped at amazing quotes in the book I sh [...]

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    26. Jonathan Terrington says:
      It was a pleasure to read.I was somewhat blown away by this novel Perhaps it is simply my personal taste I seem to enjoy novels about the future and in particular ones with a dystopian element see my reviews of Brave New World and 1984 for example I have read a handful of articles about how in analysing this novel most people miss the target They claim it is a novel about book censorship whereas Bradbury claims it is a novel focusing on talking about whether other forms of media would destroy o [...]

    27. Kerri says:
      I heard that this was a great book, and I really wanted to like it The title and the quips on the back cover caught my interest Guy Montag is a fireman, but the job is flipped Instead of putting out fires, he is creating them, and he likes it a lot The first sentence, It was a pleasure to burn , and the following description after, had me convinced that I would enjoy the book Not only that, New York Times professes that the book is frightening in its implications With all that buildup and such a [...]

    28. Henry Avila says:
      In Ray Bradbury s creepy classic, Montag is your typical modern fireman , burning books for a living with his dedicated gang None of that old fashioned putting out fires, he and a hose full of kerosene and just a little old match, does the trick Sets books ablazing, it s fun too Besides no one reads any and the warm inferno, towering high into the sky, makes a pretty picture, lighting the cold, dark night Father was a fireman, so was his grandfather, the family business, you can call it, Montag [...]

    29. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:
      This is one of those books that I love the idea of it a lot than the read itself.I read this in high school and understood nothing I barely knew a few words in English and honestly would not recommend it if you re just starting out since even now it s not an easy read The dystopian world depicted is frighteningly too close to where we re going

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