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 these dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
The classic 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 classic of twentieth-century literature which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
I loved it! This book is so unique (btw, I haven't read Brave New World and 1984 yet, so I don't know how unique it actually, but when I've read them all I will do a comparisation) and good and it really makes you think. Yes we know that back in the days books had to burned and we should be glad now we have access to all the stories etc., but the story itself has so much more to say. For example how important books are. So if you're reader you're going to love it and if you have people around that don't understand how you can ''enjoy'' reading: explain this book to them. It has also other morals (about life and love) in it. Part III was a bit weird, but it's definitely worth to reread for multiple times in your life. I think it's a must read for everyone.
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