Fahrenheit 451



The System Was Simple Everyone Understood It Books Were For Burning, Along With The Houses In Which They Were Hidden.Guy Montag Was A Fireman Whose Job It Was To Start Fires And He Enjoyed His Job He Had Been A Fireman For Ten Years, And He Had Never Questioned The Pleasure Of The Midnight Runs Or The Joy Of Watching Pages Consumed By Flames, Never Questioned Anything Until He Met A Seventeen Year Old Girl Who Told Him Of A Past When People Were Not Afraid Then Guy Met A Professor Who Told Him Of A Future In Which People Could Think And Guy Montag Suddenly Realized What He Had To Do Back CoverFahrenheit 451

Ray Douglas Bradbury, 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

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Ray Bradbury
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 9780345342966

10 thoughts on “Fahrenheit 451

  1. 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 Farenheit would be than 800 degrees The truth is, paper combustion is gradual and dependent on many factors even if some paper might combust at 451F, his title is at best an oversimplification, but Bradbury was interested in a punchy message than in constructing a thoughtful and well supported argument.It s not a book about book censorship, but a book about how TV will rot your brain Bradbury himself has stated this again and again, as evidenced in this article which quotes Bradbury and in videos from Bradbury s own website indeed, in an interview, he stated he was inspired to write it because he was horrified that a woman might listen to a radio while walking her dog Not only does he patronizingly assume that she s listening to a soap opera, instead of news, or appreciating classical music, but it s a strangely anti technology pose for a sci fi writer to take does it really matter whether we get our art and knowledge from compressed tree pulp, or from radio transmissions T...

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    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 Fahrenheit 451 I ve read those books I purchased, she says I think this is the best of the bunch You should like it I am skeptical When does a 12 year old boy like anything that his mother does I admit to myself that the cover looks really awesome a black suited, menacing man shooting flames over something that looks like books I give it a go.Tearing through the pages, the chapters, the three sections, I finish it over a weekend and am in awe A fireman that starts fires Books are outlawed I look at the small library that I ve had since c...

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    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 challenged us to wild release books that had at one point or another been banned in this country during the entire month Fahrenheit 451 fits the bill an irony that is not lost on anyone, I trust Everyone knows Fahrenheit 451 is about the evils of censorship and banning books, right The title refers to the temperature at which paper burns I didn t intend to start reading it I really didn t Somehow it seduced me into it I glanced at the first page and before I knew it, it was 1 00 in the morning and I was halfway through with the thing It s really good No wonder it s a modern classic Montag s inner emotional and moral journey from a character who burns books gleefully and with a smile on his face to someone who is willing to risk his career, his marriage, his house, and eventually his life for the sake of books is extremely compelling That this man, product of a culture that devalues reading and values easy, thoughtless entertainments de...

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    There must be something in books, something we can t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house there must be something there You don t stay for nothing The burning of books is such an effective tool for controlling the population, 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 There would be no room for free thought, that way they could be told anything about history and themselves If all books were burnt, then they are just sheep to be led into a future dictated by the government To make it worse the men who do it enjoy it Books have become illegal thus, owning them is a form of disobedience against the state and a violation of the law The books are burnt by a special group of firefighters, yes firefighters, which hunt readers mercilessly When they find them, they burn their beloved collection and leave them to die One woman burns with her books by her own choosing rather than submit to ignorance The firefighters don t know exactly why they do it, they rarely question it,...

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    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 I do know the average world life expectancy is higher, the infant mortality rate is lower, access to education is greater and the amount of countries that hold regular, fair elections has increased.On average, people today are smarter than they were fifty years ago And I know this is where older generations throw up their hands in indignation and start yelling about how exams were much harder in their day and they really had to work for it I am not disputing this, I have no idea if it s true or not But what is true is that people today than ever before are going on to further education after high school, the barriers that once stopped the working class from being as smart as society s privileged members are slowly starting to break down bit by bit Literacy rates have been on the rise the whole world over It s true We have ent...

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    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 literature or banned books or books high schoolers read or thought provoking books, and you have not read this book wow just stop whatever you are doing right now, which is reading this review, I guessStop reading this review Put down your laptop, your phone, your iPad, your mouse and keyboard, your floppy disk drive, your PlayStation 4, your Smart TV remote, whatever Just stop Grab your car keys, hop on a bus, walk run to your nearest bookstore Dash frantically through the aisles, locate the fiction section, maybe science fiction Maybe just ask someone who works there Find a copy of this book It s written by Ray Bradbury, but my God, if you don t know that by nowDemand a copy of this book from the bookstore, happily open up your purse or wallet and pay whatever price they make you pay for a copy of this book Do...

  7. says:

    451 It was a pleasure to burn 1984 ..

  8. 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 message not the story in and of itself Those of you who know me understand that this is that I detest most about classics, tied with how everyone reveres them without reading them.The Coda and Afterword just add to the confuse making me confused on whether Bradbury is a very hateful man or just a hypocrite The main plot of the novel itself is that the majority rule canceled out intellectualism while in the Coda maybe Afterword, I don t remember which was wh...

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    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 once offered to pay him a dime to fill a sieve with sand and he sat there for ages crying and dumping sand into it I understand that s a metaphor, but it s a metaphor for a moron to a mastermind telling Faber how to throw the Hound off his scent You ever see film of someone skipping a pebble in reverse Me neither, but I bet it s like this plop plop skip skip wtf Each other character exists solely to advance the plot There s the hot underage Manic Pixie Dream Girl her face fragile milk crystal who teaches him how to smell dandelions and whose beau...

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    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 sci fi adventure.This is The Giver for adults Here, another example of overpraised books that shockingly do live up to the hype It s a resplendent petition for life, beauty, literature an AMEN for The Book s very core of existence THE BOOK that actually worships other BOOKS like The Bible does with God Personal events and not the battlefields of Tolkien sized scope I mean small occurrences such as breakdowns, unpleasant jobs, below par relationships tightens the razor sharp string of terror a severe lack of details is a tenacious and masterful way to portray this post apocalyptic nightmare in the most disconcerting way If you are a lover of books, this seems like some Dantean form of poetic retribution 451 is an example of when planets aligned just right and gave the writer a light for him to share This, a writer s capacity for collecting metaphors is absolutely enthralling I am amazed A PLUS read the edition with the 3 introductions by the inspiring Bradbury there are 451 printings or so of this ...

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