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Fahrenheit 451

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.
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 novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It 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 creat a novel which, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
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It's almost impossible to imagine that Ray Bradbury could predict the way our world would change. He's a fantastic writer with a great a fruitful language! So love him!
It's worth to read the foreword which gives some interesting insights on Bradbury's ideas about writing 'Farenheit 451'.

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Oh, they don’t miss me,’ she said. ‘I’m anti-social, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn’t it? Social to me means talking about things like this.’
It was a pleasure to burn.
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François Truffaut in his film version of Fahrenheit 451 in 1966
I’ve always said, poetry and tears, poetry and suicide and crying and awful feelings, poetry and sickness; all that mush!
great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world
in at it with
“Well,” she said, “I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.
thinking little at all about nothing in particular
It’s just, I love to watch people too much, I guess.’
I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sun rise.’
It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
“Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you. And because we know each other.”

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