Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

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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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Impressions

    Andrea Morashared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
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    Novela interesante, que no creo que pase moda. Se apega a nuestra actualidad, en donde, encabezado por el internet, el entretenimiento y la superficialidad son parte del diario vivir, enajenado a la sociedad, disminuyendo el pensamiento reflexivo y analítico.

    Rusisho Murazakishared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    🚀Unputdownable

    Говорят одна из лучших 10-и книг написанных против системы. Да так оно и есть. Для всех систем на земле самая большая угроза это человек с книгой.

    Valery Nechayshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    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'.

Quotes

    Nikita Zhuravlevhas quoted4 years ago
    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.’
    Alexandra Serebryakovahas quoted5 years ago
    “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.
    Ольга Созиноваhas quoted7 years ago
    ‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.

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