Author: Ray Bradbury
Published by: Voyage
Published on: Somewhere in 1953..
The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
This book was being read for a school project and I have to say it was okay…for a classic. I find classics boring sometimes and this one was okay boring. It was boring at some parts then not boring then it would get boring again…yeah. That’s kind of how this book went. I liked the diversity in the characters and the world development was okay. The world the main character lived in was quite interesting and that’s probably why I wanted to read it in the first place. If you like dystopian classics like the Giver…go for this book!
I had to read this book for a project about banned books for school. For a banned book this book wasn’t very bad content wise. It wasn’t a super up and fast pace book but it didn’t bore the death out of me.
I have so many unanswered questions for this book. First of all is Clarice’s dead that vague. “Oh she died. The little 17 year old is dead. Sorry.” That’s it. I was kind of expecting more to it like she mysteriously disappears and we get a full on explanation of the disappearance that has something to do with books. I just wish I knew more about her “death.” Then there is the question on what happened to Mildred after the end. Did she die? Did she continue on with life knowing she betrayed her husband?
Did anyone feel like Montag was an emotional wreck during the book? He was so confused on how to deal with the situation he was in. I just feel like he needed to calm down with this whole run away thing and stop frolicking. Like buddy, you need to take a breath and plan your escape thoroughly, like Tris or Katniss…
The world they live in is so horrible. They don’t like books so instead they watch TV. Parent’s worth nightmare, eh? I just hate how they thing books are like that because a group of people thought that. Imagine our world book-less. It would horrible huh? I know…
- Can I just mention how shocked I was at the fact that Millie snitched on Guy and his house was being burnt down. Yeah. That was just…
- I was so interested to see how firemen in this world actually set things on fire instead of actually putting them out. it just made the story…spicier. 😉