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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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really liked it

This is a compelling story much in the style of other novels such as 1984 and Brave New World. Futuristic cautionary tales are the best. This novel follows a futuristic society in which reading is not allowed, and all books are banned. In fact, there is a force which the lead protagonist, Guy Montag, is a part of, whose job it is to burn books on a regular basis. They even kill people who are caught owning books by burning their homes down with them. Instead, people watch a large-sized screen in their living rooms that is not all that much different from a television in today's era for entertainment purposes. It cannot be denied that Bradbury had a very strong message that he was trying to send through this novel. Farenheit 451 is a genius tale, an excellent read, undoubtedly a classic and one of those books that you really should read at some point during your life.
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