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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Jun 04, 2009

really liked it
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Read in June, 2009 , read count: 1

I read this book and then right after, I read Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. They where similar in some ways but I enjoyed this one a bit better. The ending left me a little more optimistic about the main character's future. This book takes place in a world where firefighters (like main character Guy Montag)jobs are to burn books. Everyone spends there time watching their "parlor walls" which is basically television projected onto the walls of the home. Everyone is kept occupied with no real time to think. There is always a war going on and knowledge doesn't seem desirable. Montag did his job for years , secretly keeping some books but usually supressing the need to really read through them or tell anyone about it. After meeting a young girl who is constantly asking questions and pointing out to Montag the many things he doesn't notice and is missing, his eyes are opened and he starts to question his life and realize there might be more to it than burning books.

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Ray Bradbury
“Live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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