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Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.
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I never really found the story to get going it always felt like I was listening to the prolog and I found I was waiting for something to happen till the last page.
Never got me excited and I found it seemed to be a flat novel
Heads up, unfortunately my review is curved very heavily by nostalgia as this was one of the few good books I was forced to read in grade school. Bradbury is one of my favorite writers of all time, and as usual he brings a fantastic story. WIth themes about cultural conformity and education, Bradbury brings an easy to read story about a possible dystopian future that I heartily recommend.
Trotz des dargestellten Kontrollwahns bleibt das Buch meist spannende Fiktion. Der Drang der Menschheit, sich den im Fernsehen ablaufenden Scheinrealitäten hinzugeben, ist dann aber wohl doch eingetreten. Oder eingetreten worden... Eine fesselnde Dystopie um Freiheit und künstliche Wissensbeschränkungen die den rebellischen Geist zu reizen vermag.