Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

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 which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day t Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires r...

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Title:Fahrenheit 451
Author:Ray Bradbury
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:B0064CPN7I
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:194 pages pages

Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

  • karen
    May 24, 2009
    so i decided that this is the summer i read all the books i "should" have read by now- all the classics i have not gotten around to. this was, oddly, sparked by that asshole that said to alyssa "this is why small bookstores are better - no one in big bookstores knows anything about boo...
  • J.G. Keely
    Oct 25, 2007
    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 autho...
  • Kinga
    Dec 05, 2012
    It?s easy to see why ?Farenheit 451? is a cult classic, beloved by the majority of bookworms. Oh, it validates us, doesn?t it? Here is a future world where books are banned, and look at this; it has gone to the dogs. The saddest of all post-apocalyptic worlds, the bleakest dyst...
  • Tyler
    Dec 28, 2007
    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...
  • She-Who-Reads
    Jul 11, 2007
    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 th...
  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
    Mar 04, 2017
    This was my first Ray Bradbury book. Do you know - that with 1, 117, 082 ratings, and 28, 668 reviews-I didn't have a clue what to expect from this book? I may have been the only person living under a rock - down deep beneath the earth -who knew nothing about this story! My Goodness ...
  • Fabian
    Sep 26, 2014
    "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. & Ray "I Don't Talk T...
  • Brian Hodges
    May 25, 2008
    Believe me, I'm not the kind of guy who gushes over classics simply by virtue of the fact that they are classics, but this one was worth all the legend that it carries with it. I'm glad I never had to read this book in highschool. First of all, we would have ruined this truly awesome s...
  • Cecily
    Apr 15, 2016
    Library as cathedral, as all libraries should be - John Rylands Library, Manchester. Image source Read me, love me, touch me, treasure me This is a book about the power of books that is itself steeped with references, both explicit and indirect, to the great works that permeat...
  • Brian
    Jan 23, 2009
    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 s...
  • Justin
    Oct 01, 2009
    You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to know... This 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....
  • Alex
    Dec 29, 2012
    "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 gi...
  • Kerri
    May 24, 2011
    I heard that this was a great book, and I really wanted to like it. The title and the quips on the back cover caught my interest. Guy Montag is a fireman, but the job is flipped. Instead of putting out fires, he is creating them, and he likes it a lot. The first sentence, "It was a ple...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Apr 08, 2018
    Extraordinary novel which still resonates!! I remembered enjoying Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 several years ago. This time, it felt even more powerful. There are some great dystopian novels out there--1984, Handmaid's Tale, Brave New World, Oryx & Crake. Many others come to mind....
  • Emily May
    Aug 21, 2012
    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 writin...
  • Lyn
    Jul 30, 2011
    Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative. It is a strident call to arms, a warning siren of darkness always on the perimeter. C...
  • Henry Avila
    Nov 17, 2011
    In Ray Bradbury's creepy classic, Montag is your typical modern fireman , burning books for a living with his dedicated gang. None of that old -fashioned putting out fires, he and a hose full of kerosene and just a little old match, does the trick. Sets books a blazing, it's more fun t...
  • Luffy
    Apr 18, 2018
    Reading Fahrenheit was an eye opener. I thought that the golden and silver eras of science fiction had works that have aged with the grace of the Rolling Stones. But here is a book to prove me wrong. Fahrenheit might be the book by which I rate and measure and gauge and review scien...
  • Heidi The Reader
    Jan 31, 2017
    In a not too distant future, owning books is against the law. Firemen burn property instead of protect it and everyone is dialed in to their televisions, subsisting on a steady stream of sensational media stories and vapid entertainment to numb their quickly congealing brains. The nati...
  • Evgeny
    Jan 25, 2019
    It was a pleasure to burn. Damn you, Ray Bradbury! Damn you!!! You wrote something that manged to scare me. Old cynical me who got desensitized by watching news with almost daily school shootings, bombs blowing in the Middle East non-stop, and ISIS doing its best to make sure ever...
  • Peter
    May 02, 2019
    An absolute anti-utopian classic of the 20th century. I did a speech about that book in class (in 1988 I guess) to convince the other pupils how important this books is. The temperature at which books burn. No slowdown, only highspeed on the streets, reality shows at home with you bein...
  • MischaS_
    Feb 19, 2018
    ?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.? Ray Bradbury did it. He presented a world where the population is completely controlled. And it was such a sim...
  • Ginger
    Apr 17, 2017
    That?s right, I finally showed up at the party! I somehow have gone through life as a book geek and a science-fiction nerd without reading this book. It was always on my to-do-list but over the years, I just didn't get around to reading it. Thank you Justin for kicking my ass in gear...
  • Matthew
    Jan 08, 2013
    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to ...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Apr 25, 2015
    ?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...
  • Federico DN
    Jun 29, 2019
    A book, a flamethrower, and a very troubled mind. In a dystopian future, firemen don't put out fires... they start it. Books, and freethinkers, are burned with a flamethrower without a seconds thought. Guy Montag, one of these incendiary firemen, after a series of events starts awak...
  • Warda
    Sep 15, 2018
    Such an enlightening read. Ray Bradbury, a true bookworm. There?s so much depth to this story, of his analysis of society, that I?m finding it difficult to put my thoughts into words. This is the type of book that one can read and every paragraph would bring about beautiful d...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    The Wall Controls You - The Silent Take-Over Of Screen-Time! What does "Fahrenheit 451" mean to me? Most of all, it is a declaration of love for books in an era of fast entertainment and instant gratification as a means of political control of the masses. I used to think Brave N...
  • Aqsa (On Hiatus)
    May 11, 2018
    Okay, so I wasn't sure about this one at all but it pulled me in from the first line to be honest and I'm glad to have read it and understood what messages it gave. It's not about just burning books and living a life where you are so damn busy to even think. It's so much more really. ...
  • Greg Watson
    Feb 06, 2019
    Some time ago, I remembered seeing a portion of the Fahrenheit 451 film. So, I knew something about the story before reading the novel. However, I discovered far more than I expected. My thought was that the firemen in the novel burn books with no idea or knowledge of their contents...