Fahrenheit 451 Book Reviews

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Book Summary

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

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Book Name Fahrenheit 451
Genre Classics
Language English
E-Book Size 12.37 MB

Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) Book Reviews 2023

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Bad. This is probably the worst book I have ever read.

Defending Books… 65 Years Later. I was delighted with Neil Geiman’s Introduction the original Fahrenheit 451; his words reaffirm the timelessness that the story brought to me. I was born between Bradbury (1920) and Geiman (1960) and I went back to reread the book, already questioning how a story that was written in the past about the future could truly hold up for today’s generation in a world that’s already been dramatically shaped by time and technology in ways that they weren’t even aware of. In the 1950’s, Bradbury already saw computers possibilities in simple terms and saw that nothing but good would be coming from them. He believed that, in a sense, computers were simply books, were all over the place and that computers would be as well. A familiarity exists in the conversations and the silences of the story that is easily recognized as the firemen discuss their work, their lives and the complexities of their relationships; those surroundings seem timeless. The images of Mildred’s ‘family’ in the parlor are quite similar to the multiscreen environments that typically surround us today. Look around you; computers and smartphones count! The relationships that we still have with books goes without saying; they’ve been with us for centuries. The idea that all books could become criminal has always been an absurdity to the masses but the historical role that book burning has played as a means deleting or controlling differences and dissidents is real. ‘Fahrenheit 451’ is a novel first, a fiction, a story about a dedicated fireman, Montag, who believes that all books cause conflicting ideas and must be destroyed. He is part of a zealous effort to purge their existence from society. After meeting Clarisse, he begins to question how his beliefs have been shaped and his curiosity inspires his quest for meaning in words. By story’s end he has become the revolution and a hero for the future of books… just like Bradbury!! I was struck by Bradbury’s comments in Coda (1979) of how he waged a lifelong battle with well-intentioned readers or the actions of cubby-hole editors, fearful of contaminating the young, blatantly changing his words or suggesting that he do. In one instance, he discovered that, bit-by-bit, some seventy-five separate section had been censured from Fahrenheit, causing the entire book to be reset. His point should be obvious; there is more than one way to burn a book and the world is full of people running about with lit matches! This book contains an unprecedented collection of timely wisdom from noted experts from the world of words just in time to bolster my efforts to promote storytelling in today's younger generation, not the least of these are from Bradbury’s own perspectives. Bob Magnant created the Fingertips Series on Apple iTunes to promote the reading, writing and reviewing of books in the digital age. He has written multiple Apple iBooks and is the author of 'Domestic Satellite: An FCC Giant Step' and 'The Last Transition...', a fact-based novel about Iran. He writes about politics, globalization, the Internet and US policy and lives near the beach in Jupiter, FL.

Life retold by fire. This is a very interesting book. The second you pick it up you won't put it down. This book in a way is like the end of the world but futuristic at the same time. You can actually feel that you are there, I don't want to spoil so read it on your own. If you don't then you are missing out. Enjoy!

Well written !. It really gives that big message that we have to appreciate books more and actually READ them ! Very well written ! :)

the fight against censorship. a must read for all those searching to understand what it feels like to be silenced. censorship in any form stifles human progression. it is unacceptable and and unforgivable. this book is amazing.

lol. wow.... this ones actually in english🗿🗿

Timeless. Truly a classic - such a true picture of human behavior -completely appropriate for today’s world.

please restore original cover art!!. would like to purchase this, digitally, however, the cover art is preventing me from doing so. please, correct this, i beg

Amazing. This is such a great book! And to think it was written in 9 days!!! I definitely recommend you read it. Totally worth the $$$

I hate this. This book bored me

Spellbinding. Written in a way that has you seeing the world with new eyes and entering it with more gratitude. The message is sobering and the book, irreplaceable.

Very relevant. It depicts and predicts our world today and probably tomorrow very accurately. And even 70 years after the novels been published it is still relevant. Also very interesting and engaging. I definitely recommend it.

Beware. We can't let our society get to this point and guess what we are on the fast track to becoming exactly what Bradbury describes. His guesses at what society would be like and the technology we would have are uncanny.....

Only got one chapter. I only got one chapter to read, I got super into the book but then I couldn’t read the rest of the book. :(

Awesome!. Really interesting.

Mind changing. This book completely altered my perception of books and literature and just knowledge in general. It made me realize how important books are and how so many people just go through their life not realizing that they haven’t really put their mark on the world. This book made me realize that there’s so much more to accomplish in life and there’s only so much time to do it. The 4 star is because the book is paced awkwardly and was slightly weird to read at some parts because there isn’t typical chapter breaks like a normal book. But besides that, this book is a must read solely because... that’s the point of the book. To read.

Worst book ever. The story line was very hard to follow and at some points did not make sense at all. At one point i had to look up the summery on line to figure out what the point of the book was. Many typos as i said before worst book i have ever read, you could not pay me $10 to read this book. Enough said :(

HOW DOES THIS BOOK HAVE FOUR STARS. how does this not have five stars

Great book . Sure is🤪. Great book said my 8th grade English teacher

Great book not suggested for people who like happy endings. I recommend that really strong readers read this book this book shows you the importance of books. The author of this book Ray Bradbury is a end of the world writer I don't want to spoil the book so I recommend that people should read this book it's a classic

Love this Book. I absolutely love this novel. However, I will not purchase it on ibooks because of the comments regarding the plethora of errors. This is sad because it is hands down one of my favorite works of art.

great. title says all

True to life State sponsored censorship.. “Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they are yelling at me.” Follow me on Parler @chrismara

Opinion. At times the book is slow, but when you reach the end you wish it could go on and on forever. Certainly one of my favorites

Boring. I was forced to read this for school. It's so hard to pay attention to

Great Book want original cover art though. Don’t use my library to promote a movie. I want the original cover art. I hate HBO and it makes me understand why some people only buy irl books.

Okay?. I’m not really sure how to feel after completing this book. In the beginning I didn’t take the content seriously because I can never imagine a world where knowledge is taken from us. Unfortunately, we are already moving into a time where a lot of information is not trusted with the public and therefore removed from us ever finding out the truth. Books are important so we can keep track of human history and not repeat the countless mistakes we have made along the way of growth and development. Montag is my favorite character because I can relate in a certain way to the need of knowing. Mildred was a character I could not relate to. I could never understand why anyone would want to be oblivious of their surrounding situation. Stay woke.

It’s a good story. Just was forced reading.. Forced to read this in school.

Worst Book Ever. I can’t believe how terrible this book was. The spelling and grammar were horrible. The story was very confusing at times. It had many slow parts to the point I wanted to rip my eyes out. But I stuck with it. Honestly wish I hadn’t wasted so much time on this book. I don’t understand how this garbage can be a “classic”. It’s just as horrible as the movie.

Great!!. The book is a classic science fiction novel, showing humankind's natural way of repressing what we don't know. The novel takes place in the near future followig Guy Montag, who is a fireman. Rather than killing the flames, he starts them, Guy lives in a society where books are outlawed and views of reading as dangerous. He begins to question his life's work after a series of events, soon Guy begins to protect what he used to destroy. The book even though surrounded by controversy is a great read, while also having film and a graphic novel.

Love it. I just finished reading it last month in my English class it was great and the new movie was okay it has Michael B Jordan in it

A Science Fiction Masterpiece!. Ray once said that this novel was his only Science Fiction work and that most of what he wrote otherwise, was Fantasy. I have to disagree. Nonetheless, this book should be required reading in high schools. Freedom of thought and the printed word are at stake. Paper burns at 451 F! The movie is also good.

Don’t read. This is probably the most boring book I’ve ever read seriously don’t read it

Bradbury is ahead of his time... Literally.. With a story as short as Fahrenheit 451, I've never read such a compelling and intriguing plot such as this one. Bradbury sets his alternative depiction of the future, with the contradicting job the firemen achieve. There is no wonder this book won a national book award. Two thumbs up!

Ahhh! How to describe such a refreshing read. Lately I've been thinking a lot about life. Especially how commercial and money-oriented our society has become. Everything seems to be moving at a fast pace, almost at a whirlwind. People are so focused on whats going on around them, that they neglect nature, books, and cease to feel adventurous and excited by the marvels that this world has to offer. Technology has not only empowered us to unforeseeable progress, but has also become our obsession. We are fed information from different channels which makes us complacent and lose our inquisitiveness. By doing so we cease to think for ourselves and therefore to exist. This is what is at the essence of Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451 and this is what makes it such a compelling read. It paints a portrait of a dystopian society which has lost all interest in nature and learning and by doing so offers us a warning and hope for a brighter future.

It’s alright. I read this book for book club and while I was reluctant, it wasn’t a terrible book!

451. Timely. Sad. Powerful images. I am 75 and neither a sculptor nor a fireman. Each day I count the pebbles remaining in my bucket. Wish I were a sculptor. May God bless!

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BORING!. This book is so boring and confusing and I’m supposed to be forced to read it and do 75 questions for school and I barely can do it because it’s so confusing and boring. And the chapters are like SUPER long.

Five with exceptions…. This is an amazing work and shouldn't be slandered due to few typos. This book is great and you'll not regret purchasing it.

Dear Reviewer Tyler. You dim wit...if anything The Giver ended like this book. Do some research...see which was wrote first and which second.

Amazing. This is one of my favorites and should be read by everyone it makes you really appreciate books at a whole new level

Amazing!. Somehow I didn’t have to read this book in high school. So glad to have read it as an adult. Very prescient in 2021.

A prescient work. Bradbury, with some of the other lights of science fiction literature, was a seer. His discourse from Faber concerning education should be required reading for all who conflate test scores with education. NCLB needs to be amended to No Brain Left Behind. Reading Fahrenheit 451 is a first step in developing critical thought before it is too late.

Great read. Very well written.

Hdjd. This book had almost the same ending as The Giver book!!!!!!!!! 😩 I'm disappointed in this book and how I spent $14 on it

Classic; but can be slow. This book is absolutely eye opening about the issues that we face as a society, but it is quite slow at times. It is one of those books that you must read at least once in your lifetime.

Where is the OG Cover?😐. I read the book on the occasions and my only concern is Why didn’t they use the original cover??! 🤔🤔🤔 Did they think “oh hey let’s put Michael B Jordan on the cover maybe more people will read is...!!!” The book was great!!! Not for people who don’t have very much imagination🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️ The book has a different way in descriptions that may bore an unimaginative reader.🙏🏾🙏🏾👍🏾

Crap. Good book, horrible spelling?!?!?! Come on!!!!

Fahrenheit 451. A powerful book that reveals the danger of censorship.

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Fahrenheit 451. Mr.,Bradbury is the greatest sci-fi writer ever. He not only weaves an interesting tale about a not-too-rosy future, but he does it with such vivid description that,I was spellbound! He is the epitome of a creative writer, in short, a writing genius. Not a story to be missed!

Today “Book burning” is happening a different way.. This book is like 1984, coming true, maybe not exactly like predicted. But happening just the same. We might not be burning books, but words are being changed in books to make them politically correct. Or they are being kept out of school or other libraries entirely. Case in point: Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Another one Pippi Longstocking. Instead of Pippi saying her dad had become a negro king, she now says he became the king of the natives.

A true masterpiece. I love this book!

“It was a pleasure to burn”... Masterpiece. A must read.

Not bad. I just read this book because of the school ! And it is good

A Sci-Fi Classic!. As great a read as the first time over 40 years ago, but in a much more portable format. A must-read for any Sci-Fi lover.

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