Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 16/08/1993
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Fahrenheit 451
This is a classic that demands to be read.
Firefighters roles have changed, they are no longer charged to putting out fires but starting them. Their sole mission is to burn every book. As a booklove... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
One of my favourite books of all time. What must have seemed like pure science fiction when it was written is not so far from the truth today. Instead of f... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds
Fahrenheit 451
A world without books? How could it be?
Not always a fan of sci fi type novels I hold this as one of my favourites now. All book fans rejoice in the horror of the idea of this book which is that ... READ MORE
Hannah Mulligan Ward at Woking
Fahrenheit 451
Classic Sci-Fi with Poignant Message for the Modern Day
At surface level, this story of Guy Montag - willing participant in the hunting and burning of outlawed literature - is a satisfying sci-fi thriller and an... READ MORE
Rob at Bluewater
Fahrenheit 451
Important, educational and prescient.
Everyone says this is the one about the importance of books and their indispensable place in our society. That's only partially true, and I think there's a... READ MORE


It was a pleasure to burn.  it was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. Guy 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 Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780006546061
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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Fahrenheit 451
Outstanding techniques
I first selected this book when recommended by a friend, i got home and as soon as i opened the first page i was hit by such amazing words and descriptions... READ MORE
Fahrenheit 451
Truly a unique piece of literature
I stumbled upon the title 'Fahrenheit 451' on-line, with the author of the text in which I found it claiming it to be a literary classic. I was sceptical, ... READ MORE
Alex Taylor
Fahrenheit 451
Classic but disappointed
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury You’re not important. You’re not anything. Some day the load we’re carrying with us may help someone. But even when we had... READ MORE
Nicola Hardy
Fahrenheit 451
A well told vision of a dark future
The notes at the start comment on how Ray would have changed the book if he had written it again, as well as a commentary on how this book was written. If ... READ MORE
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
I'm completely torn by this book, it depressed me, angered me, tormented me, pleased me and cheered me up. The opening line of 'it's a pleasure to burn' st... READ MORE
Fahrenheit 451
Chilling and beautiful dystopian masterpiece.
Another rare reread. I had forgotten how brilliant this is. From the hidden romantic feelings to the elation of achievement that Montag feels in rememberin... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
Fahrenheit 451
Incredible Read
Just finished reading this and from the moment I started it was difficult to put down. Ray Bradbury does an incredible job of describing the dystopian worl... READ MORE
Rachel McCormick
Fahrenheit 451
Very relevant concept, nice read, a bit under developed.
This is undoubtedly a classic and deservedly so. However, it doesn't meet modern day writing standards in my opinon. The storyline and the characters were ... READ MORE
Fahrenheit 451
Highly reccomend
Only recently got into reading dystopian literature after loving 'The Maze Runner' series. After reading Orwells, '1984' I was highly reccomended to read t... READ MORE
Michael Kerr
Fahrenheit 451
Orwellian in its nature
I am a huge fan of Ray Bradbury though I have always felt his great strength lay in short stories and his few full length novels (with the exception of Dan... READ MORE
Virginia Maine
Fahrenheit 451
Really didn't enjoy this, to my surprise. Just think the story is a little bit underwhelming!
holly can read
Fahrenheit 451
Dystopian Vision
I sometimes struggle with sci-fi or dystopian novels, but this is a notable exception. Bradbury’s very inventive and original contribution to the genre gr... READ MORE
Cherry Trott