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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Feb 03, 2009

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bookshelves: dystopian-societies

An alleged high school mandatory read, though I can't remember being exposed to it in our defunct school system.

In this society, books are burned to keep thought from flowing, the world is at constant war with an unknown force, and people are under constant sedation via medicine or television (not too far from present reality).

Back when this was written, I am sure that this plot line was fairly original. Now, samples from this book are no doubt "borrowed" for modern day apocalyptic blockbusters. There were interesting themes throughout and several points to ponder. The ending wasn't dissapointing either.

I am not sure why this particular edition needed two introductions from the author Often recanting his testimony, in its entirety, the introduction made up a fifth of the length of the book!

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Ray Bradbury
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Reading Progress

February 3, 2009 – Shelved
February 3, 2009 –
page 30
15.79% "The author reminisces on his euphoria for books"
February 6, 2009 –
page 90
47.37% "Some curious possibilities, television has completely replaced books. Seems prophetic (this was wrote preMTV)."
February 9, 2009 –
page 160
84.21% "Almost there....will finish tonight...."
February 9, 2009 – Shelved as: dystopian-societies
Started Reading
February 10, 2009 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Carla (new)

Carla good. what will you read next? another fantasy book?

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