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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' 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 over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
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PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: Fahrenheit 451
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780006546061
  • Length: 197.0 millimetre
  • Width: 131.0 millimetre
  • Languages: English
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Dystopian , Science Fiction
  • Publication Date: 03/11/1993
  • Pages: 192
  • Height: 16.0 millimetre
  • Weight: 184.0 gram

RATINGS & REVIEW

24/03/2018 10:48:33 PM - Greg
HORRIFICALLY BEAUTIFUL AND BEAUTIFULLY HORRIFIC!
Well what a joyful surprise this book turned out to be. Sometimes you pick up a science fiction “classic” and you discover that it has aged faster in a science fictional sense than Han Solo (RIP) on his famous Kessel run. Other times you pick one up and it comes as a pleasant surprise, you have glad you made the purchase, satisfied that you haven't wasted your money, but once the book is read, you put it down and forget about it, or pass it on for good measure. Not with this beauty. F451 will leave you breathless. It will blow your mind with its brilliance, its forsight, the ease with which it describes its future world and the beauty of the text, which may well leave you wiping the tears from your eyes as you struggle to cope with whats happening in this literary marvel from the past about a horrible, horrible future. A dystopian world where books are treated as a nonsnese. A fire department that uses kerosense to keep fires alive instead of killing them. Firemen who act as vengeful gods, enforcing a governmental policy which is both amusing and horrifying for book lovers the world over. Is this a science fiction story or a horror classic? There are characters inside this book, of course there are, but they are real, with problems, real human problems that they try to hide, or live with, or in some cases deny completely. There are characters that pop up and allow you to fall in love with them along with the book’s principal cast that meet them, only to disappear on you and break your heart. And of course its the humanity of the fireman in question that comes to the fore that saves him as it destroys him. And just like the captain of a sinking ship, as he goes down he tries to save his wife, too but you will not find me revealing the ultimate outcome of that battle here. Many will miss young Clarisse and will be shocked when told of what happened to her. The writing style is surprisingly easy to read and absorb, the story is still relevant (!) and significantly, the fictional aspect of the sci-fi element is still in what i describe as predictive mode. And how brilliant those predictons are! Spoilers prevent me from listing them here but what a brilliant mind and incredible imagination Ray Bradbury has!!! There is a fascinating prologue written by the author in the 50th anniversary edition which has some incredible insights into the story and its production, and that is worth the price of admission alone. Even young Clarisse gets a mention there, too, so it would appear she stole Mr Bradbury’s heart, too. So in summary, this is yet another book for 2018 that i can mark down as perfection. In fact its better than that. Its worth 10 stars out of five, or a thousand out of a hundred. Its a classic, its horrifically beautiful, and its beautifully horrific. Its poetry in literary form. Its what books are for. What else can you say about FAHRENHEIT 451 other than its a work of art that is greater than any found in the world’s finest museums? You look at the Mona Lisa and you see a gorgeous painting. You dont see a timeless, heart breaking multi genre novel. I look at this book and see a story that doubles as a miraculous work of art. Take that if you dare, Leonardo! #Booksrule #Feelingblessed #whattoreadnext
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