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See all 92 questions about Fahrenheit This is chiefly because the book is full of assumptions and vague symbolism which can be taken many ways, and . The Classic book Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury. In a futuristic society, books are illegal, and firemen are tasked to burn any they find. Full description. Fahrenheit full text in pdf. yazik.info Pancake Hollow Rd. • Highland, NY Phone: () • Fax: ()
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Price may vary by retailer. Add to Cart Add to Cart. About The Book. Fahrenheit Introduction Sometimes writers write about a world that does not yet exist. We do it for a hundred reasons. Because we need to illuminate a path we hope or we fear humanity will take. Because the world of the future seems more enticing or more interesting than the world of today.
Because we need to warn you. To encourage. To examine. To imagine. The reasons for writing about the day after tomorrow, and all the tomorrows that follow it, are as many and as varied as the people writing. This is a book of warning.
It is a reminder that what we have is valuable, and that sometimes we take what we value for granted. There are three phrases that make possible the world of writing about the world of not-yet you can call it science fiction or speculative fiction; you can call it anything you wish and they are simple phrases: What if.
If only. If this goes on. What if aliens landed tomorrow and gave us everything we wanted, but at a price? If only dogs could talk. If only I were invisible. If this goes on, all communication everywhere will be through text messages or computers, and direct speech between two people, without a machine, will be outlawed. Futures are huge things that come with many elements and a billion variables, and the human race has a habit of listening to predictions for what the future will bring and then doing something quite different.
What speculative fiction is really good at is not the future but the present—taking an aspect of it that troubles or is dangerous, and extending and extrapolating that aspect into something that allows the people of that time to see what they are doing from a different angle and from a different place.
Fahrenheit is speculative fiction. Ray Bradbury was writing about his present, which is our past. He was warning us about things; some of those things are obvious, and some of them, half a century later, are harder to see. If someone tells you what a story is about, they are probably right. If they tell you that that is all the story is about, they are very definitely wrong. Any story is about a host of things. It is about the author; it is about the world the author sees and deals with and lives in; it is about the words chosen and the way those words are deployed; it is about the story itself and what happens in the story; it is about the people in the story; it is polemic; it is opinion.
She came up with each word and knows why she used that word instead of another. But an author is a creature of her time, and even she cannot see everything that her book is about. More than half a century has passed since The Cold War was going on—a war between Russia and its allies and America and its allies in which nobody dropped bombs or fired bullets because a dropped bomb could tip the world into a Third World War, a nuclear war from which it would never return.
The senate was holding hearings to root out hidden Communists and taking steps to stamp out comic books.
And whole families were gathering around the television in the evenings. The joke in the s went that in the old days you could tell who was home by seeing if the lights were on; now you knew who was home by seeing who had their lights off. The televisions were small and the pictures were in black and white and you needed to turn off the light to get a good picture. That story became part of the world he was building, and seventeen-year-old Clarisse McLellan becomes a pedestrian in a world where nobody walks.
He had a fireman named Guy Montag, who saved a book from the flames instead of burning it. If you destroy all the physical books, how can you still save them?
The world he had created demanded more. In the basement were typewriters you could rent by the hour, by putting coins into a box on the side of the typewriter. Ray Bradbury put his money into the box and typed his story. When inspiration flagged, when he needed a boost, when he wanted to stretch his legs, he would walk through the library and look at the books. And then his story was done. He called the Los Angeles fire department and asked them at what temperature paper burned.
Fahrenheit , somebody told him. He had his title. The book was published and acclaimed. People loved the book, and they argued about it. It was a novel about censorship, they said, about mind control, about humanity. About government control of our lives. About books. I read Fahrenheit as a boy: They require effort on the part of the reader.
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You get out of a book what you put into the reading of it, and therefore books satisfy in a way that other types of entertainment do not. And they aren't mass-produced. They are individual, unique, gloriously singular. They are each an island, much-needed refuges from an increasingly homogeneous culture.
I'm glad I read Fahrenheit , even if the ending was rather bleak. It challenged me and made me think, stimulated me intellectually. We could all do with a bit of intellectual stimulation now and then; it makes life much more fulfilling. View all 37 comments.
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If knowledge was burnt, then the people would be left in a complete state of utter innocent ignorance. There would be no room for free thought, that way they could be told anything about history and themselves.
If all books were burnt, then they are just sheep to be led into a future dictated by the government.
To make it worse the men who do it enjoy it. Books have become illegal; thus, owning them is a form of disobedience against the state and a violation of the law. The books are burnt by a special group of firefighters, yes firefighters, which hunt readers mercilessly. When they find them, they burn their beloved collection and leave them to die. One woman burns with her books by her own choosing rather than submit to ignorance. And they cannot understand why somebody would fight to the death to defend the written word.
Guy Montag is one such firefighter. He lives a mundane life with an equally mundane partner. He carries out the book burnings, like the others, without a second thought until one day an innocent young girl changes his life forever. She is his next-door neighbour and she is a closet book reader; she asks him a series of questions that makes him realise how stupid and worthless his existence is.
He takes solace in a collection of books he has stolen whilst on the job, a symbol that he and the world could one day be free. The knowledge he gains changes his perception of the world forever. Books have fallen out of favour as other mediums have taken priority over them. People have become hostile to books because they feel inferior when faced with an educated reader; thus, if they are removed forever everyone will be the same and minorities will be removed.
Individuality would die. Consequently, when Guy begins reading, he does not know what to do anymore; he has been conditioned to act in a certain way, and when liberty presents itself, he is reluctant and confused by his new knowledge. He is a reluctant hero but a hero, nonetheless. This really is required reading for anyone who is serious about science fiction and dystopian fiction because it really is one of the best in both genres.
View all 36 comments. As I write this review, the year is We do not live in a perfect world; in fact, in many ways we don't even live in a good world.
But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a world which, on the whole, is better than it was fifty years ago.
Now, I know I'm writing with limited perspective and that progression and development hasn't been the same all over the globe and even the definition of those words can change depending on what part of the world you live in. But here's As I write this review, the year is But here's what I do know: On average, people today are smarter than they were fifty years ago.
And I know this is where older generations throw up their hands in indignation and start yelling about how exams were much harder in "their day" and they really had to work for it. I am not disputing this, I have no idea if it's true or not. But what is true is that more people today than ever before are going on to further education after high school, the barriers that once stopped the working class from being as smart as society's more privileged members are slowly starting to break down bit by bit.
Literacy rates have been on the rise the whole world over: It's true. We have entered the age of computers and electronics, social networking and personal media players And this is the main reason why I think Bradbury's dystopian tale is out of date and ineffective. The author was writing at a time when technology was really starting to get funky, the digital age was still decades away but people were doing all kinds of crazy things like listening to music with little cones plugged into their ears.
Readers often choose to view Bradbury's story as one about censorship instead of technology because that allows a more modern reader to connect with the world portrayed. But taken as it was intended, I just don't share the author's sentiments. Not all technology is good, but I'm of the opinion that the good outweighs the bad: I'm the very opposite of a technophobe because, in my opinion, forward is the way to go.
And I'm sure it's because of the age I was born into, but I cannot relate to the apprehension that Bradbury feels when he tells of this true story note: But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog. I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned. The woman held in one hand a small cigarette-package-sized radio, its antenna quivering. From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear.
There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there. This was not fiction. I have talked to people that fifty years ago I would never have known, I have learned about different cultures and ways of life because I have access to most areas of the world through the web.
So, no, I'm not scared of this so-called technological threat that is somehow going to turn our brains to mush and create a society where we cannot concentrate long enough to read a book. And here is where I finally get on to details of this novel. What I am supposed to believe in here is that - because of technology - humanity has become so stupid that they couldn't concentrate on books. So books were simplified at first for easier understanding, then banned, then burnt.
I am okay with the realistic aspect of "people have short attention spans because of technology so they don't want to read books", but why burn books? I don't see why this would need to happen and why it would become a criminal offense to have books in your home. This is where I understand why so many people prefer to apply this novel's message to censorship, because it works so much better that way. The argument for the technological side of it is weak - even for the time in question.
The best thing about this whole book is the discussion about the phoenix and the comparisons made between the legendary bird and humanity: Secondly, to give credit where it's due, the writing is suitably creepy for a dystopian society and I understand why people who do actually share Bradbury's concerns would be caught up in the novel's atmosphere. But, overall, this wasn't a great dystopian work for me, I didn't agree with the point it was trying to sell me and I don't think it made a very successful case for it.
Furthermore, I had some problems with the pacing. The book is split into three parts and the first two are much slower and uneventful than the last one - which seems to explode with a fast sequence of events in a short amount of time and pages.
View all 93 comments. Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review. The message of this book is decent: However, the rest of the book is utter shit.
I found myself actually screaming at several points as Bradbury spent minutes and dozens of metaphors and allusions referring to one insignificant detail of the plot. It is too damn flowery to be understandable by anyone! In other words, an English teacher's dream. In addition, the story was about the Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review.
In addition, the story was about the message not the story in and of itself. Those of you who know me understand that this is that I detest most about classics, tied with how everyone reveres them without reading them.
The Coda and Afterword just add to the confuse making me confused on whether Bradbury is a very hateful man or just a hypocrite. The main plot of the novel itself is that the majority rule canceled out intellectualism while in the Coda maybe Afterword, I don't remember which was which Bradbury blasts minorities all, including racial, religious, etc. Oddly enough, his heroes are the minority.
Furthermore, the Coda is a hefty "Fuck you" to anyone that wants to critique his work in any way not positive. Therefore, I feel obliged to respond in turn: Your writing style is shit and I won't force it on my worst enemy.
If you do need to read this book, I suggest a Cliff Notes version as long as you can appreciate that irony. View all 62 comments. You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to know This is one of the best books ever written.
This is one of my favorite books of all time.
This is the third time I've read it. I audiobooked it this time. Every line of Fahrenheit is beautifully written. The beginning, middle, and ending If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction or dystopian novels o You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to know If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction or dystopian novels or classic literature or banned books or books high-schoolers read or thought-provoking books, and you have not read this book Stop reading this review.
Put down your laptop, your phone, your iPad, your mouse and keyboard, your floppy disk drive, your PlayStation 4, your Smart TV remote, whatever.
Just stop. Grab your car keys, hop on a bus, walk Dash frantically through the aisles, locate the fiction section, maybe science fiction. Maybe just ask someone who works there. Find a copy of this book.
It's written by Ray Bradbury, but my God, if you don't know that by now Demand a copy of this book from the bookstore, happily open up your purse or wallet and pay whatever price they make you pay for a copy of this book. Don't ask any questions. Don't have them put it in a bag for you. Don't get a copy of your receipt. Just hand over the money and get the hell out of there. Dump all of your spare change you've collected onto the counter. Tap into your k if you need to. Rush home and instantly sit down in your easy chair or whatever it is you like to sit, lay, or stand on while reading.
The bathtub perhaps. A recliner. A porch swing. It really doesn't matter. Pour a glass of wine or grab a beer. Pour a glass of wine AND grab a beer. Then, in one sitting just plow the hell right through this book. Just breathe it all in like the cool, salty ocean air. Let it sink down deep into the depths of who you are as a person living as a human being in the world right here on Earth. Let it just smack you right in the mouth with how awesome it is.
Let it punch you right in the jaw with how mind-blowing it is. Let it leave you lying on the floor with your mouth wide open trying to figure out what in God's name just happened to you. Let it elevate itself high above pretty much every other book you've ever read, maybe all the way to the top of that damned prestigious mountain, and let it hoist its flag into the soil of your mind and proclaim to every other book ever written that it is king of literature.
Other books can bow down and bring burnt offerings to it. It shall reign forevermore. Don't wait to get it from the library. Don't even think about ordering it on site, and I don't even give a damn if you have Prime and woohoo look at me I can get it shipped in two days. One day shipping if I pay a few bucks!
Get a physical copy of the book. Don't settle for reading text on your Kindle or whatever it is you digitize books into. Get up now. I don't care if it's late and the bookstore is closed. Go wait outside like it's Black Freaking Friday. I don't care if you're the only one out there all night. Are you a reader or not?
Do you care about books? How have you not read this yet? What's the matter with you? Why are you still reading this?
Why haven't you left yet? I love Fahrenheit And I love you enough to demand that you read it. Reread it. This is wonderful!
This is going to be one of the best days of your life. Maybe the best day of your life! Are you ready? Can you handle it? Have fun. View all 84 comments. View all 30 comments. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. It feels like it was written by a teenager, and if I were his teacher I'd give it a B- and not let my daughter date the weird little kid who wrote it.
Its protagonist, Montag, lacks any character; he changes as Bradbury's shitty story requires him to, from the dumbest kid on the world his "The good writers touch life often. Its protagonist, Montag, lacks any character; he changes as Bradbury's shitty story requires him to, from the dumbest kid on the world his cousin once offered to pay him a dime to fill a sieve with sand and he sat there for ages crying and dumping sand into it - I understand that's a metaphor, but it's a metaphor for a moron to a mastermind telling Faber how to throw the Hound off his scent.
You ever see film of someone skipping a pebble in reverse? Me neither, but I bet it's like this: Each other character exists solely to advance the plot. There's the hot underage Manic Pixie Dream Girl - "her face fragile milk crystal" - who teaches him how to smell dandelions and whose beauty is harped on endlessly and then disappears off-stage; Faber, who's all of a sudden like best friends and then disappears off-stage; the bonfire circle of retired professors who happen to be right there when he stumbles out of a river looking for them.
There's his wife - "thin as a praying mantis from dieting, and her flesh like white bacon. Does the White Clown love you? It looks backwards, as conservatives do. Bradbury blames his world's disgust with books on "minorities," what we nowadays call "special interest groups": Burn it.
White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. There are some nice moments here. A disturbed and immature but intelligent kid flailing around will hit a few marks. The central idea? No, no props for that; book-burning was invented centuries ago. But the moment when the TV instructs all citizens to open their doors and look for Montag, that's nice. And the suicidal Captain Beatty is the book's only living character, although his speech is littered with what I swear are just random quotes.
I even like the idea of a circle of book-readers, each responsible for remembering a certain book - but it's dealt with so lamely here. Wouldn't it be cooler if these people had to work for it? Point is, those little flashes of competence are so overwhelmed by terrible philosophy and so ill-sketched themselves that I have no idea how this book has escaped the bonfire of apathy, the worst and most blameless fire of all.
It's just a lame, lame book. I wouldn't burn this or any book. But I'll do worse: I'll forget all about it. I cannot decide whether this or "Martian Chronicles" is my favorite This is "The Giver" for adults. Here, another example of overpraised books that shockingly do live up to the hype.
Personal events and not the battlefields of Tolkien-sized scope I mean small occurrences such as breakdowns, unpleasant jobs, below-par relationships If you are a lover of books, this seems like some Dantean form of poetic retribution! This, a writer's "capacity for collecting metaphors" is absolutely enthralling.
I am amazed! A PLUS: His writing tips are genuinely far-out! View all 22 comments. Bradbury's Fahrenheit is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in remains provocative.
It is a strident call to arms, a warning siren of darkness always on the perimeter. Critics have tried to make more of this, and certainly it is an archetypal work, but I think its simplicity is its great strength - it is fundamentally about book burning, literally and metaphorically.
A powerful allegory t Bradbury's Fahrenheit is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in remains provocative. A powerful allegory that also works well as a prima facie argument against censorship and a good science fiction novel all by itself. Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context - and I can see that and in an age of Vine and Twitter this message is all too relevant , but for me the image of the ironic fireman burning books is the endearing story.
This is a book that everyone should read at least once. View all 34 comments. People who think sci-fi and literature can't overlap. Library as cathedral, as all libraries should be - John Rylands Library, Manchester.
Bradbury shows us the horror of a hedonistic but unhappy world where books and ideas are banned in the futile pursuit of the illusion of hap Library as cathedral, as all libraries should be - John Rylands Library, Manchester. Bradbury shows us the horror of a hedonistic but unhappy world where books and ideas are banned in the futile pursuit of the illusion of happiness. As with A Clockwork Orange see my review HERE , there is a constant tension between the deliciously poetic language and the horrors of the setting.
The intended message of this year-old novel is different: Reading is a physical, sensual, transformative relationship, not merely a mental process.
See this excellent article thanks, Apatt! LA Weekly article. Nevertheless, the balance of themes is shifting: Plot and Narrative Structure The plot is well-known: It is set in the near future, where all books are banned because they are elitist and hence cause unhappiness and division. Instead, the population is fed continuous inane soap operas to lull their minds into soporific approximation of non-unhappiness. TV really does rot their brains, or at least sap their ability to think for themselves.
Firemen no longer put out fires, but instead burn houses where books are found. Montag is a fireman, so part of the regime. But he is tempted by the unknown promise of what he destroys, takes greater and greater risks, and ends up a fugitive, living rough with other rebels, each of whom has memorised a book so that when things change, they can be rewritten.
Ironically, these people also destroy books - just the physical ones, after they have memorised them. There are three parts: But at what cost?
This review is even more focused on quotes than usual, so I never forget. Light flickered on bits of ruby glass and on sensitive capillary hairs in the nylon-brushed nostrils of the creature that quivered gently, gently, gently, its eight legs spidered under it on rubber-padded paws. It carried its silence with it.
They sat in the hall because the parlour was so empty and gray-looking without its walls lite with orange and yellow confetti. The way the clouds moved aside and came back, and the way the stars looked, a million of them swimming between the clouds… and the feeling that the sky might fall upon the city and turn it to chalk dust, and the moon go up in red fire. He was not empty. Each becomes a black butterfly. He and his publishers thought it a boring title, so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature paper burned at.
The firemen put Bradbury on hold while they burned a book, then reported back the temperature, and the rest is history. He had never thought… it could give as well as take. Instead, the TV shows are specially designed to numb minds to all except vague pleasure. The public stopped reading of its own accord. And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound… coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind.
The room was indeed empty. The impersonal operation… could gaze into the soul of the person whom he was pumping out. He could feel the poison working up… His hands were ravenous. And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger, as if they must look at something, anything, everything.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. The other mystery is Captain Beatty: The obvious question is, if you were going to become a book and memorise it for posterity, what would you choose?
Would it be cheating to pick "Fahrenheit "? Should it be for personal comfort or something that will be useful in rebuilding society? The hardest questions is, would you give up everything for literature? In Summary I love the fact that this book is a paean to the power of the written word: The lure and love of literature is irrepressible.
Books "stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us. And in each case, it's a denial of the dogma that this is the original sin. See details on imdb here. She intended to rewrite from the point of view of the female characters, but ended up equally fascinated by Truffaut's adaptation - the very process of adapting the book. It also includes many fascinating and sometimes surprising details about the film, such as Truffaut hand-picking the books that were burned in the opening scene.
But the one was a travesty that exacerbates the common misunderstanding of Bradbury's intended message AND adds a ludicrous new plot in its place. There is nothing at all about the addictive and mind-numbing allure of superficial soap operas Montag doesn't even have a wife , but there is a weird sciency thing about books being encoded in the DNA of a bird, so they'll live for ever!
It wasn't even well acted or written I presume it didn't improve in the second half. View all 91 comments.
What does "Fahrenheit " mean to me? Most of all, it is a declaration of love for books in an era of fast entertainment and instant gratification as a means of political control of the masses. I used to think Brave New World and - or a combination of those two - had a more accurate take on human mind-slavery in the age of technology than "Fahrenheit ". But increasingly, I see the world as Bradbury saw it, with people sitting in front of screens, absorbed by meaningless entertainment without purpose or fulfillment, losing their ability to talk to each other.
And with the dialogue, reflection disappears from our homes and schools. Students do "research" without ever touching a book and spit out slogans they find online, but they can't put them into context.
They write their essays on screens and unlearn how to spell. They dream of a career which makes them visible on screens as well: Out of the teenagers I asked, only 2 had read a book during their ten weeks of summer holidays, and most of them couldn't even say what they had been doing instead. Time passes without being noticed in front of a screen - a WALL, as it is called in the novel.
If you do not practice the skill of reading and of appreciating literature, it is lost. The book burning that takes place in "Fahrenheit " is not even necessary in the real world of today. Those rare students that like reading can't share their interest with anyone anymore, and it doesn't spread: So what have I done myself, hopeless book lover that I am?
I have taken to the woods, figuratively speaking, like the characters in "Fahrenheit ". Barring television screens and computer games - the walls - from my home, I have made sure reading stays alive.
My walls are filled with books, not screens. I waste no opportunity to talk about books with my children, and I make them learn poems by heart. To develop a lasting love for literature, it has to be nurtured. You are not born a reader, just like you are not born a football player or a dancer. Accessibility, motivation and training are necessary prerequisites for any interests to form. It takes time and care. Fahrenheit - the temperature at which books burn. I think Bradbury got that wrong.
It is what happened to books in the past, when politicians actively tried to destroy specific books. There is no need for them to do that anymore. In our world, books drown - in the flood of quick information and easy entertainment. The year of the flood View all 74 comments.
Here is a future world where books are banned, and look at this; it has gone to the dogs. The good are those who read, the bad are those who watch the TV. Yes, this is what we like to read to make us feel all warm inside. And because of that we are seemingly willing to forgive Bradbury for a lot of things: Oh, and sexism.
The women in the books are generally brainwashed bimbos, except of course for the wonder-child Clarisse from the beginning of the book, who is a representation of a very annoying archetype as well.
And you would think that, since the book is mostly an endless roll call of all the authors and books that need to be salvaged from the fire, at least ONE female author would get a mention. They can all burn for all that Bradbury cares.
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After all, the secret gang dedicated to preserving the world literary heritage is made up entirely of men. Now, this to me does look like a very sad world indeed. Go and read Farenheit View all 77 comments. This was my first Ray Bradbury book. Do you know - that with 1, , ratings, and 28, reviews-I didn't have a clue what to expect from this book?
I may have been the only person living under a rock - down deep beneath the earth -who knew nothing about this story! My Goodness Neil Gaiman wrote the Introduction Just beautiful introduction abou This was my first Ray Bradbury book. Just beautiful introduction about Fahrenheit being speculative fiction Ray Bradbury was writing about his present, which is our past. He was warning us about things; some of those things are obvious, and some of them, half a century later, are harder to see.
Many readers say 'that readers', should read this book: I agree! Fireman no longer put out fires-- but instead burn houses that have books inside. The prose is beautiful- powerful - a tribute to the value of books. Ray Bradbury created a world where watching TV is what is consider socializing. TV is a baby sitter for busy parents.
Sounds like present day to me! This is still a concern!!! One night -one fireman - Guy Montag - meets a young almost 17 year old girl, Clarisse McClellan, who asks Montag, "Do you ever read any of the books you burn?
Towards the end of the copy of this 60th Anniversary edition is "The Story of Fahrenheit ". I found it fascinating. The story about renting typewriters at UCLA library - paying a dime for every half hour to write this story -- had me laughing. View all 64 comments. Fahrenheit is set in an unspecified city at an unspecified time in the future after the year View all 3 comments. View all 12 comments.
Mucho peor es no leerlos" - Ray Bradbury Cuesta mucho encontrar en el vasto mundo de la literatura un libro que defienda precisamente al libro como patrimonio cultural de la Humanidad. Uno de mis libro preferidos de toda la vida Esta era mi "No hace falta quemar libros para que una cultura desaparezca.
Es un escritor del que aprendo. Esa es la palabra. Es un maestro, un abuelo, un profesor y un profeta. Mensajes y premoniciones. Porque somos humanos, falibles, inestables. De poder desmedido sobre gente oprimida y esa disparidad puede terminar mal. En "Fahrenheit " , se nos pinta una sociedad controlada y vigilada. Quita el proyectil del arma. Domina la mente del hombre. Sin la violencia explicita ni el totalitarismo desmedido de "", la sociedad en esta novela es vigilada, controlada, perseguida y castigada, si es necesario.
Son dos desconocidos que alguna vez se casaron y viven juntos. Solamente eso. La defensa de Bradbury en "Fahrenheit " es inspiradora, sanadora y edificante. Claro que no. View all 7 comments. Believe me, I'm not the kind of guy who gushes over classics simply by virtue of the fact that they are classics, but this one was worth all the legend that it carries with it.
I'm glad I never had to read this book in highschool. First of all, we would have ruined this truly awesome story by overanalyzing every mundane literary aspect, detail and device. Second, the story is SO much more profound in the year at the age of 30 than it could have been at 17 in I always thought this was Believe me, I'm not the kind of guy who gushes over classics simply by virtue of the fact that they are classics, but this one was worth all the legend that it carries with it.
I always thought this was a book about the evils of government and how the folks in charge will try to restrict thought. After all, as the title of the book indicates, this is that story about "burning books.
Taking place in the future, people of society have withdrawn from each other, focusing all their attention on mindless entertainment in the form of giant TV rooms and earphones. Books in this society are banned and "firemen" are put to work burning down the houses of anyone caught in possession of them. But as one character points out, government doesn't do anything that the people aren't already calling for and this assault on books is really just the natural byproduct of a society full of self-absorbed people who are pulling away more and more from any kind of thought deeper than what their television asks of them.
Reading this book in a year where reality TV, a thousand different video game consoles and half a billion mindless internet sites provide a good chunk of our mental stimulation, and where people routinely drown the world and everyone in it out via their iPod headphones, it's eerie just how prophetic this story is But this book isn't merely some kind of morality play.
The story itself follows the transition of Guy Montag, from a book-leery, burn-happy "fireman" into a man who is on the run for not only possessing books, but killing a fellow fireman to protect them.
There's action. There's intrigue. Ther's violence. There's character development. There's a story that you can actually follow and stay interested in. There's one particularly vivid and chilling description of a woman's final moment of life before a nuclear bomb goes off over her head. And yes, woven seamlessly into the exciting narrative are plenty of ideas to ponder regarding our direction as a society and the danger of never pursuing knowledge deeper than who got booted off 'Big Brother'.
View all 13 comments. Reading Fahrenheit was an eye opener. I thought that the golden and silver eras of science fiction had works that have aged with the grace of the Rolling Stones. But here is a book to prove me wrong. Fahrenheit might be the book by which I rate and measure and gauge and review science fiction books. I wish this is not a false dawn, nor an exception to the rule.
The book's theme is crisp in its actuality.
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This was a prophetic book. I rejoiced in the perfect pace that was contained in so relatively Reading Fahrenheit was an eye opener. I rejoiced in the perfect pace that was contained in so relatively few pages. My wavering belief in science fiction has been stabilized. View all 16 comments. Such an enlightening read. Ray Bradbury, a true bookworm. This is the type of book that one can read and every paragraph would bring about beautiful discussions.
It speaks about a crime that has happened and he was fearing for the American society at the time and its reduction in interest in literatu Such an enlightening read. It speaks about a crime that has happened and he was fearing for the American society at the time and its reduction in interest in literature.
Really enjoyed this book a lot!Burn it. You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to know Let it punch you right in the jaw with how mind-blowing it is. I always thought this was a book about the evils of government and how the folks in charge will try to restrict thought. While learning the philosophy of the exiles, Montag and the group watch helplessly as bombers fly overhead and annihilate the city with nuclear weapons: He could have read a schlocky pop novel every day for life and still been as dull as the vidscreen zombies he condemns.
Ray Bradbury was writing about his present, which is our past. After getting her stomach pumped, Mildred is as good as new, poor Guy, on the long road of life's journey, every step seems in the wrong direction. Books were ruthlessly abridged or degraded to accommodate short attention spans while minority groups protested the controversial, outdated content they perceived in literature yet comic books, trade papers, and sex magazines remained, as these fed into the mainstream population's desire for mindless entertainment.
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