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Fahrenheit 451Ire Department armed with a lethal hypodermic escorted by helicopters is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read booksThe classic dystopian novel of a post literate future Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prop As I write this review the year is 2012 We do not live in a perfect world; in fact in many ways we don't even live in a good world But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a world which on the whole is better than it was fifty years ago Now I know I'm writing with limited perspective and that progression and development hasn't been the same all over the globe and even the definition of those words can change depending on what part of the world you live in But here's what I do know the average world life expectancy is higher the infant mortality rate is lower access to education is greater and the amount of countries that hold regular fair elections has increasedOn average people today are smarter than they were fifty years ago And I know this is where older generations throw up their hands in indignation and start yelling about how exams were much harder in their day and they really had to work for it I am not disputing this I have no idea if it's true or not But what is true is that people today than ever before are going on to further education after high school the barriers that once stopped the working class from being as smart as society's privileged members are slowly starting to break down bit by bit Literacy rates have been on the rise the whole world overIt's true We have entered the age of computers and electronics social networking and personal media players and the world has not ended the robots haven't taken over and people haven't become so stupid that they feel the need to rage a war against books And this is the main reason why I think Bradbury's dystopian tale is out of date and ineffective The author was writing at a time when technology was really starting to get funky the digital age was still decades away but people were doing all kinds of crazy things like listening to music with little cones plugged into their ears Bizarre Readers often choose to view Bradbury's story as one about censorship instead of technology because that allows a modern reader to connect with the world portrayed But taken as it was intended I just don't share the author's sentiments Not all technology is good but I'm of the opinion that the good outweighs the bad medical advancements entertainment access to information via the internet I'm the very opposite of a technophobe because in my opinion forward is the way to go And I'm sure it's because of the age I was born into but I cannot relate to the apprehension that Bradbury feels when he tells of this true story note this is not in the book In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades But only a few weeks ago in Beverly Hills one night a husband and wife passed me walking their dog I stood staring after them absolutely stunned The woman held in one hand a small cigarette package sized radio its antenna uivering From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear There she was oblivious to man and dog listening to far winds and whispers and soap opera cries sleep walking helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there This was not fictionI know many still think today that we are becoming a completely unsociable species because of mobilecell phones social networking sites etc but I have made friends from all over the world thanks to technology I have talked to people that fifty years ago I would never have known I have learned about different cultures and ways of life because I have access to most areas of the world through the web So no I'm not scared of this so called technological threat that is somehow going to turn our brains to mush and create a society where we cannot concentrate long enough to read a book And here is where I finally get on to details of this novelWhat I am supposed to believe in here is that because of technology humanity has become so stupid that they couldn't concentrate on books So books were simplified at first for easier understanding then banned then burnt Why? I am okay with the realistic aspect of people have short attention spans because of technology so they don't want to read books but why burn books? I don't see why this would need to happen and why it would become a criminal offense to have books in your home This is where I understand why so many people prefer to apply this novel's message to censorship because it works so much better that way The argument for the technological side of it is weak even for the time in uestionThe best thing about this whole book is the discussion about the phoenix and the comparisons made between the legendary bird and humanity in the same way that the bird dies in flames only to be reborn again from the ashes humanity constantly repeats mistakes made throughout history and never seems to learn from them Secondly to give credit where it's due the writing is suitably creepy for a dystopian society and I understand why people who do actually share Bradbury's concerns would be caught up in the novel's atmosphere But overall this wasn't a great dystopian work for me I didn't agree with the point it was trying to sell me and I don't think it made a very successful case for it Further I had some problems with the pacing The book is split into three parts and the first two are much slower and uneventful than the last one which seems to explode with a fast seuence of events in a short amount of time and pages Disappointing

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Download Reader µ Fahrenheit 451 227 pages ↠ Horticulturetrader î [BOOKS] ⚣ Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury – The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post literate futureGuy Montag is a fireman His job is to burn books which are forbidden being the source of all discHetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media drugs and conformityBradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which decades on from first publication still has the power to dazzle and shock back cov Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative It is a strident call to arms a warning siren of darkness always on the perimeterCritics have tried to make of this and certainly it is an archetypal work but I think its simplicity is its great strength it is fundamentally about book burning literally and metaphorically A powerful allegory that also works well as a prima facie argument against censorship and a good science fiction novel all by itself Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids partial information devoid of context and I can see that and in an age of Vine and Twitter this message is all too relevant but for me the image of the ironic fireman burning books is the endearing storyThis is a book that everyone should read at least once

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The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post literate futureGuy 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 F I am in 6th grade My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report; tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based uponMy mother and I are in K mart I've mentioned to her about this book report to be done and so before we leave with a basket filled with clothes I know I will be embarrassed to wear we stop by the rack of books She selects a few pulp paperback titles throws them into the cartA few days later she hands me Fahrenheit 451 I've read those books I purchased she says I think this is the best of the bunch You should like itI am skeptical When does a 12 year old boy like anything that his mother does? I admit to myself that the cover looks really awesome a black suited menacing man shooting flames over something that looks like books I give it a goTearing through the pages the chapters the three sections I finish it over a weekend and am in awe A fireman that starts fires? Books are outlawed? I look at the small library that I've had since childhood; a shelf of about 30 books They now look to my 12 year old eyes as books of a child Fahrenheit 451 is the book that launched me from childhood my first book dealing with the adult worldI ask my mother to box up my old books and put them in the attic I am proud to start a new library with this novel as my first edition I carefully lovingly sign my name on the inside cover Let the firemen come I think I am proud to be a book reader I continue to read this book again and again through the years I enroll in a college course at Penn State my freshman year simply because this book is on the course materials I memorized the entire poem Dover Beach because it is the selection Bradbury chose to have Montag read aloud to his wife and her friends As the years roll by and I age through my 20s and 30s I noticed that fewer and fewer of the people I know read any books Even my avid reading friends from childhood moved on to their careers their marriages their children In the late 1990s a friend invited me to his house to show off a proud new purchase a television screen the size of one of his walls I mention how frightening this was that he was basically mainlining Bradbury's foreshadowing He handed me a beer and fired up Star Wars; told me to relax I watched the movie and felt like a traitorThe last time I read F451 was about 10 years ago I think I was afraid that if I were to pick it up again that it would diminish in its importance to me much like Catch 22 and The Sun Also Rises But on this first day in May I have a day trip to Socal for business and I bring this book with me And I love it all over again as if reading it for the first time Until Infinite Jest came along this was my favorite book I remember whyI joined Goodreads in 2009 with low expectations I am not a social media person I've given up twice on Facebook; the last time for good But there was something I found here that reminded me of Montag's joining the campfire of fellow readers We may all be from different walks of life from places all around the world but we come here often and with excitement because we love books They are some of the most important things to us and our lives would be ruined without themSo to you my fellow Goodreaders tonight I raise a glass to each of you and I want to say thank you thank you thank you for making my life better for exposing me to authors I would have never known and for reminding me that although I'll never get to all of the books I want to read in this life I can stand on the shoulders of you giants and witness of the wonders of the written word