Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

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The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
The Classic novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
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    Andrea Morashared an impression2 years ago
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    Novela interesante, que no creo que pase moda. Se apega a nuestra actualidad, en donde, encabezado por el internet, el entretenimiento y la superficialidad son parte del diario vivir, enajenado a la sociedad, disminuyendo el pensamiento reflexivo y analítico.

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    Говорят одна из лучших 10-и книг написанных против системы. Да так оно и есть. Для всех систем на земле самая большая угроза это человек с книгой.

Quotes

    Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted7 years ago
    “I hate a Roman named Status Quo!” he said to me. “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. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that,” he said, “shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.”’
    Nikita Zhuravlevhas quoted5 years ago
    Oh, they don’t miss me,’ she said. ‘I’m anti-social, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn’t it? Social to me means talking about things like this.’
    Ольга Созиноваhas quoted7 years ago
    It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.

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