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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel | Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradburys 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 didnt 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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WJCintron
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SFX MAKEUP
Burnt 🔥🔥🔥

bthegood You are so good at this!! 7h
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Blueberry
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AmandaBlaze I loved this book. I used to have my students read it for English Comp. when I was teaching. 2mo
Eggs Brilliant 🍑🧡🔥 2mo
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HCBB

The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garmenr for us.

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Alora
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Crossed off another goal for #SuperSeptember

Was kind of disappointed with this one 🌟 2.5/5

My goals for the #readathon are:
◇Finish Humans of New York ✅️
◇Finish Fahrenheit 451 ✅️
◇Finish Cerulean Sea 🙄🥴 (a year+ later)
◇Start and finish 1984
◇Make progress in The Goblet of Fire Illustrated

@Andrew65 #classics #bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks #bannedbook

kbibliophilific I have but haven‘t read yet. Somehow it was never a required HS reading that most ppl seemed to have already read. 3mo
Alora @kbibliophilific Same! I had the option between 5 or so different books. This was one of them but surprisingly I didnt pick it. I chose A Clockwork Orange. Oh boy lol 😆 3mo
TheHungryBookworms I enjoyed it. Hated the movie though. Book was pretty good to me 3mo
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Alora @TheHungryBookworms I've heard the movie wasn't the best. I liked the idea of the book but I couldn't get into it lol. 3mo
TheHungryBookworms @Alora it happens. I dislike some books my friends love and they look at me like i was broken. Lol. But i live that we are all different and we dont all like the same things. That would be boring 3mo
Alora @TheHungryBookworms Yes I definitely agree! There's been some popular books that people are all hyped about and I couldn't get into it. And others I loved that had mixed reviews. 3mo
Andrew65 A true classic. Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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"Is it because we're having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world? Is it because we're so rich and the rest of the world's so poor and we just don't care if they are? I've heard rumours; the world is starving, but we're well-fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much?"

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Bookwomble
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"He felt his smile slide away, melt, fold over, and down on itself like a tallow skin ... He was not happy. He was not happy ... He wore his happiness like a mask." ?

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Bookwomble
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"It was a pleasure to burn."?
Is it, Ray? Is it though? I don't feckin' think so! I'm melting here!?️?
We're at the water park - kid's paddling pool in the back garden, iced Bloody Mary in easy reach ?? ? Thinking of this first line while sweltering reminded me I haven't read Fahrenheit 451 for a couple of decades, so squeezing it in.

Leftcoastzen I‘m sorry it‘s hot in the place I always counted on to not be hot.😔 4mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen You have to understand that as a Briton, I'm culturally required to complain about the the weather 😁 It's actually rather pleasant to sit outside and feel warm (I mean, apart from it being a sign of the End Times!) 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😁👏 4mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Great choice!! 4mo
kspenmoll Good choice! 4mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Pickpick

Okay, I'm done spamming my feed with quotes from this remarkable classic. Accessible too, given the page count. A good chunk of this edition is actually scholarship on the story, and I'm still thinking through my own thoughts; will leave other 'takes' for a second read at some point in the future. For everything it says, (not as dated as I thought it would be), I'm so very glad this book exists.

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Robotswithpersonality
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"...hoped that some day our cities would open up more and let the green and the land and the wilderness in more, to remind people that we're allotted a little space in earth and that we survive in that wilderness that can take back what it has given, as easily as blowing its breath on us or sending the sea to tell us we are not so big." ???

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Robotswithpersonality
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"The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine percent of them is in a book. Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine or library. DO YOUR OWN BIT OF SAVING, AND IF YOU DROWN, AT LEAST DIE KNOWING YOU WERE HEADED FOR SHORE." ??

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Robotswithpersonality
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"We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing."

"It's not books you need, it's some of the things that were once in books...The magic is only in what books say..."

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Robotswithpersonality
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"...What a shame if that's all it can ever know."

Honestly forgot there was any robotic being in this book...of course I'm starting to think I never actually finished it the first time for how little I remember it...

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I read this in one sitting. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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Le sens de la vue est étroitement rapproché de toute lecture, et particulièrement de ce livre, étant donné la précision de la description visuelle des évènements. L'odorat a aussi été stimulé chez moi à cause des produits combustibles utilisés pour brûler les livres décrits dans l'ouvrage. Finalement, le toucher fait également partie de mon expérience de lecture, à cause de la sensation du livre dans les mains et des pages tournées.

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Addison_Reads
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I haven't read this since high school. My local library is starting a new book club, Rebellious Reads, and this is the first banned book we will be discussing.

Reading this as an adult, and especially with the current state of things in our world, really opened my eyes and made me see this book in a completely new light.

Book Club meets on Monday and I think there will be a great discussion about this classic, timely read.

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K.M.-Forester
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Pickpick

Been listening to the audiobook while I‘m studying and forgot how good this book was. I haven‘t read it since elementary school! Always a pick

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

Finally got around to reading this one folks, & it's...OK. I wasn't blown away by it as I found the characters all a bit hard to like or empathise with. The female characters especially are very thinly drawn, & there's quite a bit of casual cruelty (treatment of animals, etc). To me, the author is trying to say a lot about censorship, apathy, & the dumbing down of standards, but it gets lost in the overly florid writing style. 2.5⭐

Bren912 My D had to read this while in Highschool so I grabbed and read. I just keep remembering that the year he wrote this was basically when televisions were being watched more and as cell phones are today, taking attention and human connectivity away. I found it to be so parallel to todays world. Censorship. Book banning (again? Still??) and more. At least it was a short book and didn‘t waste too much time!! 😊🤪 (edited) 7mo
OutsmartYourShelf @Bren912 I could see what he was trying to say, I just wanted him to get to the actual point quicker. I‘m not a fan of overblown descriptive writing - I can‘t abide Stephen King for the same reason. But yes, this was mercifully quite short 🙂 7mo
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LunaAubry
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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As Neil Gaiman says in his introduction, “Fahrenheit 451” is a book about how we as humans begin by burning books and end by burning people. Initially while reading through this book, I didn‘t quite grasp the concepts that Bradbury presents but looking back the book makes more sense and resonates with me. I enjoyed the theme and Bradbury was truly ahead of his time with “Fahrenheit 451”.

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Gryffleclaw95
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

“Ideas—written ideas—are special. They are the way we transmit our stories and our thoughts from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human. And fiction gives us empathy; it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gift of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.”

- Neil Gaiman; Introduction

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Gryffleclaw95
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

“ I don‘t talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I‘m alive.”

- Ray Bradbury

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Gryffleclaw95
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

“Is it because we‘re having so much fun at home we‘ve forgotten the world? Is it because we‘re so rich and the rest of the world‘s so poor and we just don‘t care if they are? I‘ve heard the rumors; the world is starving, but we‘re well fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we‘re hated so much?…Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!”

- Guy Montag

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Gryffleclaw95
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“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”

- Guy Montag

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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So many great reviews, and a long standing book on my "must read" list.
Time to get into this one ??

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Bookfan1414
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You know that moment when you move and you are finally able to unbox your library and re-tally your TBR pile? Yeah… it‘s like half of my books… admittedly some are books I just don‘t remember if I‘ve already read them or not but that‘s only like 20 of them. I need more books. I need to overthrow the pile of already read books. 🤪

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 164.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Suet624
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This is Fahrenheit, friends. This is ridiculous. Thankfully there‘s a woodstove in my house and a great big pile of books and blankets.

BarbaraBB That is -30° Celsius… unbelievable. Keep warm! 11mo
Andrew65 Stay warm 😱🥶🥶🥶🥶 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 🥶 11mo
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Chrissyreadit Wow! That wood stove has its work cut out. 11mo
Liz_M I don't find the temp as shock as the time 😁 4:40 am? 11mo
Suet624 @Liz_M Haha, yes, I seem to have a new sleep pattern that would be great if I didn't have to wake up for work at 6:00 p.m. I wake up at 4:00 a.m., read for an hour, and get sleepy enough to fall back to sleep for another hour until the alarm goes off. On the weekends I enjoy the routine. Weekdays, not so much. 11mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Usually it gets warmer as the morning progresses. However, it's 8:30 and it's -22, projected to go to -23 before it gets any better. Brrr... I'm dogsitting and this taking the dog for a walk is for the birds when it's this cold. The dog is in heaven. 11mo
Suet624 @Chrissyreadit Fortunately I have other forms of heat but it's a lot to ask the old furnace to keep cranking without some help. It's been well below zero for days. I'm ready for it to break. 11mo
Suet624 @Andrew65 Thanks. I should be fine but I'm crossing my fingers on the car starting. Apparently it's going to get even colder today. 11mo
Andrew65 @Suet624 What would it be like without global warming!!! 11mo
SRWCF My goodness! That temperature is simply unacceptable! 🥶🥶🥶 11mo
Christy2318 😱😱❄️❄️ 11mo
Suet624 @SRWCF I completely agree with you. 11mo
Megabooks Whoa!! Stay warm!! 11mo
Reggie Omg, Sue, stay warm!!! I think it‘s bad cause we‘re in the 20‘s overnight. 11mo
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peanutnine
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I'm a few days late but thanks for the tag @Ast_Arslan ☺️

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Fahrenheit 451
3. I'm in a weird reading mood lately and currently have 9 different books in progress 😅 but they're a mixture of romance, YA, and fantasy

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thank you for joining in! One‘s reading life can be mercurial sometimes. 11mo
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mdm139
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My oldest read this for school, so I read it again. Bradbury invented air pods before it was a thing. Still love the genius behind the prose and the plot.

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mdm139
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Did a teacher in service day to plan January. Science fiction for Literature and these are the books the kids picked.

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Twainy
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🎬🎧📚 Bradbury saw our future & laid it all out for everyone to see

Guy Montague is a fireman.

His job is to start Fires.

A bleak dystopian future where humanity is glued to their television sets. Books are illegal. Do you have hidden books? Montague will burn them & the houses they were hidden in down to the ground.

Montague‘s wife Mildred is more interested in her TV stories than real life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy Montague has a change of heart & starts hiding books in his house. Mildred attempts suicide, his self-proclaimed crazy 17YO book loving neighbor Clarisse is killed & his house is burned to the ground when his books are found.

Montague is on the run for his life.

I loved this audiobook better than the version read by The author, the same as the print book & less than the 1966 movie.

A classic!
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vivastory This is one of my fave classics. 12mo
Twainy @vivastory YESSS! 🙌 12mo
Chrissyreadit I get so angry at all the book banning going on now. Our local library has had books “disappear” to prevent access. (edited) 12mo
Reggie I really liked this book when I read it a couple of years ago. 12mo
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“Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?”
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#Fahrenheit451 #RayBradbury #ReadingTheClassics #Bookstagram

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Sharv_Sona
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This book was SO good! Honestly, I can‘t believe I put it off for so long. Yesterday I found the copy and read around 9 sentences after procrastinating but then I sat down to read around 1 hour ago and finished - more like devoured - it! I totally recommend to anyone who has read and enjoyed 1984. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

(Artist: Andrey Sokolov)

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Sharv_Sona
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Burn them or they‘ll burn you.

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Sharv_Sona
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

Montag only said, “We never burned right...”

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“Something the matter, Montag?“
“Why,“ said Montag slowly, “we've stopped in front of my house.“

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Sharv_Sona
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“You're running a risk.“
“That's the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.“

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Sharv_Sona
Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury

Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains
to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the
house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who
knows who might be the target of the well read man?

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Sharv_Sona
Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury

We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal.

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Sharv_Sona
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You always dread the unfamiliar.

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Sharv_Sona
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With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

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Sharv_Sona
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FAHRENHEIT 451:
The temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns.

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Sharv_Sona
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I'm finally starting this one! I've been so excited to begin with this after I read the summary of it, and coincidentally my father found an old copy at home and asked if I was interested... Of course I was. Who are we kidding? I officially own the book now!

BookwormM Love that cover 13mo
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Burpito
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A book about books wtf?

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Burpito
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I'm told it's a classic and iunno it's a short read and kinda fun and while it reeks of "kids these days! Better watch out, what if we enter degeneracy with these new fangled machines" it sticks the landing in a refreshing way

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mjtwo
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25 Sep-10 Nov 2021
Short but dense read aloud for Polly, 12.
In an alternate future after WWII, we follow Montag, a fireman. Rather than extinguishing fires, firemen are now charged with burning contraband, being books. Millie, his vacuous wife, sits in the parlour, watching ‘the family‘ on their wall-sized screens. Until one day Montag meets a new neighbour and decides there must be more.
Polly enjoyed but found it difficult to follow at times.

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TK-421
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“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. Shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.” #QuotsyOct21