Book :: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
By: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 238
Published: Oct 1st, 1953
Genre(s): Science Fiction
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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. 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...

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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is so good I read it in one day. (Actually listened to it through Audible.) In this classic novel books are forbidden and firemen do not put out fires - they start fires to destroy books and the homes they are found in. Guy Montag is one of those firemen, but his neighbour who is a curious 17-year-old girl, inspires him to question his life and faith. He sets out to make changes and finds himself in grave danger.

Oct 16th, 2019

Tejas Nair Tejas Nair

Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 excited me as I began reading the story of Guy Montag. There's a little bit of rebellious nature in him, making me relate with him. But then the final pages that dill-dally and take on the nature of McCarthy's The Road (which I read a couple weeks ago) I was a bit disappointed. Maybe because so much similar literature has been consumed before, I didn't really find Fahrenheit 451 groundbreaking until I realize that it was published in 1953.

Jul 28th, 2019

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Jan 7th, 2019

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Apr 5th, 2018

haleymotl haleymotl

Aug 22nd, 2017

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jul 17th, 2017

amessina3399 amessina3399

Jan 16th, 2017

imperoo imperoo

The Book People - the last remnents of a society gone into the intellectual dumper - Bradbury creates way before his time a world that we now have inherited - the scary thing is that it all happened and no one gave a care about it.

Sep 16th, 2015

red13x red13x

A good book showing just how messed up things can get!

Jun 28th, 2015

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Jun 19th, 2015

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Jun 18th, 2015

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Feb 5th, 2015

crashman2 crashman2

A dystopian society shelters its citizens from the depths of knowledge and hedges them in the shallow waters of ignorance. The bigger picture plays second fiddle to the minutia of tampering with the norms, and, thus, spells demise.

Jan 24th, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

A chilling story of how society can dehumanise and disenfranchise its citizens.

Jan 4th, 2015

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Jul 25th, 2014

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May 9th, 2014

Fede Fede

Mar 1st, 2014


I find it incredibly ironic that this is on so many banned books lists. A great read possibly my favorite book of all time. If your always afraid to offend someone you'll never say anything important.

Nov 17th, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

This is a deep book. I especially enjoyed the parts with his wife.

Aug 11th, 2013

Keith Keith

Jul 30th, 2013

jennayykf jennayykf

I was required to read this my freshman year of high school. I fell in love with this story even if it was for school. The meaning behind everything in this book blows me away to this day.

Jul 28th, 2013

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27th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books