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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.
Fahrenheit 451 was an incredible science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury.
This book is very intriguing both in what its theme is and also in how much the main character changes throughout the course of the story.
It starts with Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to actually start fires, primarily to burn books and their owner's houses.
Very much the American 1984... and I don't mean that in a good way. While Orwell's work is subtle, entertaining, intelligent and incredibly powerful, Fahrenheit 451 spoon feeds you... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't really like this book, but it is beautifully written and it definitely makes you think. I hated the callousness of these people, but that is the point of the book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Katie Prestwich
Not what I thought it was going to be.....everyone pump this book up so much-----was disappointingPublished 3 days ago by Robin Aldrich
Bradbury's vision of an (American) dystopia is not only more clearly written than Huxley's or Orwell's, but it is also, sadly, much more accurate.Published 3 days ago by John Murray
I just finished listening to the Audible.com classic Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 narrated by Tim Robbins. Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Reppart
Read this as part of a personal project to read some of the top dystopian future fiction of the 20th century. This one really didn't stand out like We and 1984. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lauren
Thought provoking bleak depiction of a world where reading is banned and replaced by incessant media brainwashing. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Seamus Gordon