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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Mar 27, 09

Read in December, 2002

In the genre of 1984, Farenheit 451 presents a pessimistic view of the future where technology takes over to such a degree that people cease to think for themselves. The characters in this story are for the most part zombies who do nothing all day except watch television. Books have become outlawed and firemen now are those who burn books. The means of breaking out of this oppressive system is to save scraps of literature and a secret society forms committed to memorizing great works of literature before they are all gone for good. This book also has one of the best first lines ever: "It was a pleasure to burn."
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