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Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television "family," imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding books in his home. Eventually, his wife turns him in, and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads, waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature.
Bradbury--the author of more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, and poems, including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man--is the winner of many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. Readers ages 13 to 93 will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit 451, and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide. --Neil Roseman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book was hard to understand at the first time, so I read it again and enjoyed very much.
Fahrenheit 451 is the story of Guy Montag in a future where most people live their lives in willful ignorance and the job of firemen is to find books and burn them.
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's novel, "Fahrenheit 451" is a fascinating depiction of a world where books are banned and burned.
The idea behind the book is certainly true today as futuristic but is absent in the 60 inscribed archaic look no observation of 2014. Yet still I enjoyed readingPublished 3 hours ago by hanina golan
I had to read this book for high school and decided to buy it on Amazon. I must say, I was very impressed. The writing was great, the plot was interesting and I enjoyed it.Published 10 hours ago by Alec
The concept that people become the books that have been banned was thought provoking for me. What book would I be? Wow. That's a tough one!Published 1 day ago by patrick galleguillos
Bought it for my son for school. Hes not a big reader on his own, but he loved this book. Everyday i got to hear about what happened in it.Published 2 days ago by Janet Araujo
This was a good book. I'm glad I didn't have to read it in high school, I wouldn't have liked it or understood it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Wade Courtney
Incredible story--sad and prophetic---almost scary to see how the present days are so similar to what Ray Bradbury describes in this wonderful story.. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jaime (Jim) Batista
Reading this book, written in the 1950's, to encourage my grandson, who is also reading it. Very interesting work.Published 5 days ago by margaret brown
What could I possibly say about such an classic? Hmmm, ok, I know: When I hear the words "big brother" I think of this before I think of 1984. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Thiago