BOOK Fahrenheit 451

DOC ✓ READER Fahrenheit 451 ☆ FREE É RAY BRADBURY á [Read] ➲ Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury – 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 woIn 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 uestion 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 lif We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers instead of growing on good rain black loam 111What outstanding prose prophetic which is by far the most rare and inspiring of attributes a work of literature can ever possess Ray I Don't Talk Things Sir I Talk The Meaning Of Things Bradbury is here at his absolute best I cannot decide whether this or Martian Chronicles is my favorite they are definitely my favorite of his the best possible possibly in ANY sci fi adventureThis is The Giver for adults Here another example of overpraised books that shockingly do live up to the hype It's a resplendent petition for life beauty literature; an AMEN for The Book's very core of existence THE BOOK that actually worships other BOOKS like The Bible does with God Personal events and not the battlefields of Tolkien sized scope I mean small occurrences such as breakdowns unpleasant jobs below par relationships tightens the razor sharp string of terror; a severe lack of details is a tenacious and masterful way to portray this post apocalyptic nightmare in the most disconcerting way If you're a lover of books this seems like some Dantean form of poetic retribution 451 is an example of when planets aligned just right and gave the writer a light for him to share This a writer's capacity for collecting metaphors is absolutely enthralling I am wholly amazedA PLUS read the edition with the 3 introductions by the inspiring Bradbury there are 451 printings or so of this novel after all save a couple bucks in a creative writing class His writing tips are genuinely far out

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E printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never uestions 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 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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Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 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 th Farenheit 451 has been analyzed and reinterpreted by every successive generation to change its meaning This is chiefly because the book is full of assumptions and vague symbolism which can be taken many ways and rarely does anyone come away from the book with the conclusion the author intended which would suggest that it is a failed attemptThere are grounds to contend that even the title is inaccurate since contemporary sources suggest paper combusts at 450 degrees Celsius which in Farenheit would be than 800 degrees The truth is paper combustion is gradual and dependent on many factors; even if some paper might combust at 451F his title is at best an oversimplification but Bradbury was interested in a punchy message than in constructing a thoughtful and well supported argumentIt's not a book about book censorship but a book about how TV will rot your brain Bradbury himself has stated this again and again as evidenced in this article which uotes Bradbury and in videos from Bradbury's own website indeed in an interview he stated he was inspired to write it because he was horrified that a woman might listen to a radio while walking her dog Not only does he patronizingly assume that she's listening to a soap opera instead of news or appreciating classical music but it's a strangely anti technology pose for a sci fi writer to take does it really matter whether we get our art and knowledge from compressed tree pulp or from radio transmissionsThis book falls somewhat short of its satirical mark based on this cranky lawn loving neighbor's message Then again it was written in the course of a few days in one long uninterrupted slurry mercifully edited by his publishers but now available utterly restored It contains archetypes misconceptions and an author surrogate but can still be seen as a slighting view of authority and power and of the way people are always willing to deceive themselvesUnfortunately Bradbury did not seem to recognize that reading has always been the province of a minority and that television would do little to kill it More books are written published and read today than at any other point in history Most of them are just redundant filler but so is 90% of any mass creative output books art movies or TV as Sturgeon said And there's nothing new about that either cheap trashy novels have been a joke since the VictorianTelevision is a different medium than books and has its own strengths and weaknesses Bradbury's critiue of TV that it will get larger pervasive and become an escape for small minds is just as true of books As for television damaging social interaction who is less culturally aware the slack jawed boy watching television or the slack jawed boy reading one uninspired relic of genre fiction after another I read a lot of books as a kid and watched a lot of TV and each medium provided something different Neither one displaced the other since reading and watching aren't the same experience There is an egalitarian obsession that people are all capable of being informed and intelligent We now send everyone to college despite the fact that for many people college is not a viable or useful route The same elitism that values degrees values being 'well read' and since this is the elitism of the current power structure it is idealized by the less fortunate subcultures Bradbury became informed not because he read but by what he read He could have read a schlocky pop novel every day for life and still been as dull as the vidscreen zombies he condemnsHe has mistaken the medium for the message and his is a doubly mixed message coming from a man who had his own TV show