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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.
I was rather bored for the first section of the book. I never completed it for that reason.Published 19 hours ago by Denis Z Leach
This is a very good look into what might happen if the government ever gained too much control. I've read this book multiple times and I could go for another.Published 2 days ago by Junior
I think that this book might be more relevant today than it would have been when it was first written. Read morePublished 5 days ago by fab 50-something
I can't add anything to the conversation of this book.
I will say that it is short and gives you a full story quickly. Read more
This book was so good . You will not like it if you are younger though ,very good 10/10 ignPublished 10 days ago by Jack Croce