Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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  • Kathleen Guerrero
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a classic read! All science fiction fans should read this book. Bradbury's prose is amazing. He reels you in, and makes you see and think about things in a whole different light. Read this book, you will love it!"
  • Christina Olson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I don't know who Emma Roberts is but I assume she would recommend this book. Most people groan when they see this book because they were forced to read it in high school and think very hard about it but this book is one of the best out there for a recommendation by anyone."
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  • William Lopez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is one of the most important books in American literature. I re-read this book at least once a year and every time I do I come away feeling as if I learned something new. I'm actually re-reading it right now because the HBO movie based on the novel comes out this weekend!"
  • Ishan Das
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "his is a classic of dystopian fiction. The scary thing is, though some elements are over the top, much is too accurate. Bradburry rightly predicts (originally published in 1951) that books won't be banned by the government or people in the majority for challenging the status quo, but instead, books will be questioned or banned for offending some group or another. We see this happening today, especially with elements of history that people do not like. He also predicted the heavy use of what are basically headphones. I went for a walk this morning and noticed every one of the dozen or so people I saw had headphones in. "
    Jack Murray
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "It was giving good ideas to preaches power and good surface out of it"
  • Judy Graham
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a dystopian novel that is lower on the alarming scale than other famous dystopian books like 1984. The book is interesting, thought-provoking and almost prophetic, but the character development is weak at times. If you're lookong for a book with numbers in the title, this is likely to be one of the best ones out there."
    Michael Kennedy
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I believe that Fahrenheit 451 is a strong candidate for the the best book with numbers in it. To say it is the best is subjective. It is however the best book that I have read with numbers in the title."
  • Daniel May
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Yo pssst, you wanna buy a book? I know it's weird we are meeting in this dark alley and I have on a trench coat full of knock off books but you need this one man. Why pay store prices when you can get this one right here right now?"
    Esperanza Varela
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book was basically a waste of time. It was about prohibited books and the totalitarian regime. It wasn't any good, I wouldn't bother reading it again."
  • Roy Burke
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "For a book that was written nearly 60 years ago, even today it holds up real well. It grabbed my attention from the beginning to the end, and was nothing short of a pleasure to read."
  • Magdalena Arias
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Dystopian novels and stories are amazing to read and this book is one of the best ones. It has good reviews and on Amazon and I really recommend it for the topic."
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  • Nicholas Harrison
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Very interesting novel. It really turns the screws in ones head when the think about what the true meaning of burning of books are. As reading becomes less and less common in today's society, this one hits home."
    Jacob Stewart
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This book is a classic. So much information from back then that also applies to today. It reads quickly and you will not be able to put it down once you start reading."
  • Daniel Ruiz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love dystopian stories because they often tap into some of the most difficult problems and concepts facing society right now. Fahrenheit 451 is no different because it deals with governing bodies destroying information that does not agree with their cause. I find this to be a style of propaganda and it reminds me of real life stories I have heard that are similar."
  • Ai Yao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is a solid book and widely regarded as a recommended read by most people. It is likely that it is on a recommended reading list by John Green as well. "
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  • Lin Ma
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I strongly believe that this is a great option. Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing sci-fi book."
  • Kelly Rice
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Fahrenheit could be a solution for anarchist fiction book. Only I feel when I read the book it had a deeper meaning and message than the control of not able to have books. There is a deeper meaning to the value of books."
  • Joan Arnold
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Can you imagine a world without books? And only TV for entertainment? Fahrenheit 451 brings 1984 to life on the Animal Farm. But of course those books won't exist in a world where book burning reigns. Why humans are so important to control is beyond me. Is it the collective mind power that TPTB fear? But who are those in control? Maybe this book sheds a light on that answer."
  • Alice Munoz
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A fantastic, intriguing book that kept me on the edge of my chair. A book that has depth and makes you think about what could happen. Wonderful!"
  • Arnav Das
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I read this book in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was one of the few books that I had to read for school and genuinely wanted to read. I can't recommend it enough since it does give you a new way to look at things and makes you start to ponder the world in a new way. Very interesting read!"
  • Katherine Kennedy
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book was really interesting. I couldn't imagine living in this kind of society. The author really keeps you entertained with the story even if you can't notice the themes, or metaphors. It is definitely a different take on society that people should really read about."
  • Janet Gray
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "While a great read for anyone for the freedom of speech and to do what is right, this book touches on many subjects that make those rethink the actions some take in today's society. The concept of this book was fascinating but the story was a little trying at times. "
    Eugene Washington
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I don't think this is exactly what I am looking for. This is more dystopian and could only be tangentially thought of as being related to "freedom". I would expect books would be more "patriotic" theme for my request for books related to freedom. "
  • Eric Wells
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "I have read the book years ago and I can agree that it is a must read. It is a little bit different than other books, so if you can reading any type of books/genres you should definitely take a look at this book, especially college students."
  • Laura Williamson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I recently read Fahrenheit 451 which I borrowed from my coworker. Se talked highly about this book of ideas and the author's totalitarian approach to writing brought a completely new perspective to life and knowledge. "
  • Rafael Escobedo
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "As a philosophy major in college, I have always been interested in the idea of fate vs. free well. Now as a working employee, I have continued thinking about this topic. However, I still like to read novels about fate vs. free will. The best novel I have read so far would have to be Fahrenheit 451. "
  • Philip Walters
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "My book club was having a discussion about the best 20th century science fiction books. The one book that kept coming up was Fahrenheit 451. Everyone agreed it's a great book and is very interesting."
  • Rebecca Bennett
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This classic novel is an amazing existential fiction book. It should be on everyones to read list if they haven't already read it."
  • Raymond Cole
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I read this book years ago because I was a fan of the show Ray Bradbury Theater, and this one was recommended to me by a friend. I thought the premise was interesting enough, so I gave it a go. As it turned out, I really was not a fan of Mr. Bradbury's writing style. I actually found this kind of boring, and I found the dialogue to be drab, and unrealistic. Not something I would recommend. "
  • Olivia May
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a classic book by Ray Bradbury that everyone needs to read! It helps you understand some of the great civil liberties we have been granted in our great nation of America. This book is critical for all citizens and students to read so that they can understand their rights. Plus it is a great story to enjoy! I highly recommend that anyone read this novel."
  • Rakesh Chauhan
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Most people probably read this in high school, or at least knew someone who did--and that's a good thing. Bradbury is a wonderful author and Fahrenheit 451 is one of his absolute best. A truly chilling dystopian look at the suppression of ideas, this book is applicable to any age and any location. We take freedom for granted, but you'll rethink that after reading this true classic. One of my all-time favorites."
  • Amit Mittal
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I heard some people that I thought looked smart talking and arguing about this book. I went ahead and bought it for my kindle thingy and read about the first quarter of it. I don't think I really sound smarter."
  • Carl Ferguson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is a classic and ahead of it's time. This is often on high school reading lists, and rightly so as you can draw parallels in society even today. I highly recommend it for teenagers, because they are at an age where they can think a bit more about how society functions and put them ahead of the curve, rather than just laugh it off (though it's good for adults too in that respect)."
  • Zheng Hao
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is an interesting book about a totalitarian regime and the chaos and power that can come from being a strict ruler. That is, creativity dies and everyone becomes part of the hive. I found it quite interesting, and I really really enjoyed it. I highly recommend you read it not just for entertainment value, but as a history lesson and warning. You can never get enough reminders about the potential troubles and downfall of too much power."
  • Joyce Jimenez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "You know the saying "knowledge is power"? Fahrenheit 451 is the perfect example of truly understanding that saying. It should be a required for everyone to read (pretty sure it was a school assignment for me). Don't be just another follower...stand up, resist, and think for yourself! "
    Stephanie Harrison
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is a science fiction classic by Ray Bradbury that I think still holds up today. (I read it in high school and thought it was great.) It is one of the best portrayals of the dangers of censorship and what it does to people's lives."
  • Maria Fox
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is an excellent example of a timeless story of what can happen when a society becomes too complacent. I have read this book many times and find it relevant every single time. There is not ultimate "happy ending" in the book, but it ends on the potential of what we can do and that makes it a good hopeful type of story. This book is one that everyone should read. "
  • Charvi Sen
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I could not put this book down. I just bought it as a book to read before bed. I was completely in it! I called in sick from work to finish it the next day. I spent the day reading this book and can't stop thinking about it. This is a great story, well-written, intriguing, and delightful."
  • Ruth Carter
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a great book and a classic, well-known novel. It definitely has lessons to teach about life and about our need to look beyond the obvious."
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  • Karina Parra
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Books illegal? Firemen starting fires instead of putting them out? So many twists and turns. What else is crazy in this book? Is this today's twist to the 60's hippie? Read to find out."
  • Amanda Larson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a great choice for books by american authors. It's a classic of it's time, and well regarded literature. It's often taught in high schools, and has a very deep meaning in american culture."
    David Sanchez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "i think it is nice novel "
  • Brenda Reyes
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "i see nothing about reddit recommending this"
  • Evelyn Hudson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. 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. better pictures for the readers."
  • Jeffrey Fuller
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you're into reading about dystopian futures, look no further than to this American classic. With a unique premise, Farenheit 451 tells the story of a "fireman" named Montag. On a journey of self discovery and redemption, Montag begins to understand why printed literature is hated by the regime."
    Virginia West
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "There's a very interesting lesson below the surface in this book that I think more people should be aware of. It reflects deeply on matters of state, government, and the dark depths that the abuse of power can lead to. "
    Pari Lobo
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Nice book to enjoy!"
  • Joseph Hunter
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Reading this changed the way I look at the world. The characters are really intense, and I couldn't put it down."
  • Timothy Medina
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I found this to be an interesting read about a future where books are literally burned to keep people from experiencing different ideas than what the government wants. Dystopian futures are one of my favorite genres of books so I had a great time reading it. I highly recommend it for fiction fans."
    Peter Evans
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "While this is a great book, I do not know that it could be categorized as science fiction. This isn't really relevant to the topic."
  • Sara Salazar
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is a cautionary, dystopian story of what could happen here if we are not careful. Books are banned and burned by a repressive regime. Ironically, it's a book that has been banned by many school districts and libraries. The most important way this book has influenced America is in giving activists and politicians a common term to use in warning of a fascistic future. Unfortunately, that term is getting all too useful lately."
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  • Walter Perkins
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Great it has been about the book of heat in society"
  • Deborah Johnston
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a great book, especially now with the events going on in our world since the Trump administration took power. "
  • Philip Howard
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book is a life changing experience that has really taken the world by storm when it first came out. There were many people that believed the words in the book were dangerous. For these reasons, it became a must-read science fiction novel, and you definitely should check it out."
  • Rakesh Gavde
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is the best short novels for adults. The story is so entertaining. It never has a dull moment. You could read this all day because it's really hard to put down."
  • Nicholas Russell
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I have heard so much about this book and wanted to read it. I love futuristic dystopian type novels and this didn't disappoint. It's also going to be a movie soon so I wanted to make sure I read it before it came out."
  • Craig Patel
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I was on the hunt for the best literature about philosophy and this book was just what I needed! I love it and recommend to everyone."
    Sara Arias
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a monumental work that is as relevant today. That is the brilliant plot for Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451."
  • Doris Fox
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I was tickled when I heard Fahrenheit 451 mentioned in the Gilmore Girls series, it is the best book mentioned in the series. I'm glad they mentioned it so it could get more exposure among their viewership, as it is an important book to understand how censorship can creep into a society. "
  • Harold Bowman
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this as it was just easy enough to read but intricate enough to make you sit and think. To be honest, it's a book that makes you ask questions. Some people may not like that, but it's a narrative that personally appeals to me. It's an interesting thing when you realize that here, in 2018, it alluded to a lot of the attitudes that currently surround us. For example, as an informational generation, we rely upon the Internet for everything and our attention spans have gone way down as we have also become a 'have now' generation."
  • Amber Webb
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This would be a wonderful ENglish Lit book. It tells a touching story of a place where literature is becoming extinct. But one guy is starting to learn how useful they are until things may come to a tragedy for him. It helps broaden the young mind for sure in this book and could be a favorite by most students"
  • Jesse Porter
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This is a great book, i like what is it all about, i would love to add it to my collection, i am not familiar with this author but he seems to be a respectable author. I would go for the hardcover because of it's a good price."
  • Pablo Seefoo
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book really impressed me when I was younger. And it still resonates today - a society lost in mindless entertainment where critical thinking is not only disencouraged, but feared and loathed. One of the top classic science fiction novels of all time. "
  • Denise Armstrong
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "There are many fantasy novels that are quite compelling. Fahrenheit 451 is an exciting, dystopian novel which has a focus on a post-apocalyptic premise. This book explores a world in which the burning of books has been encouraged."