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Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Ray Bradbury

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics) The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not too distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen .

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 is part of the Voyager Classic series It stands alongside Orwell s 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 creat a novel which forty years on from first publication still has the power to dazzle and shock .

Amazon com Review In Fahrenheit Ray Bradbury s classic frightening vision of the future firemen don t put out fires they start them in order to burn books Bradbury s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal a place where trivial information is good and knowledge and ideas are bad Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs Don t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with That way lies melancholy .

Guy Montag is a book burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith His wife spends all day with her television family imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall Their dull empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next door neighbor Clarisse a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube When Clarisse disappears mysteriously Montag is moved to make some changes and starts hiding books in his home Eventually his wife turns him in and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books After fleeing to avoid arrest Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature .

Bradbury the author of more than short stories novels plays and poems including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man is the winner of many awards including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America Readers ages to will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide Neil Roseman From Publishers Weekly Starred Review After years of working as a fireman one who burns books and enjoys his work Guy Montag meets a young girl who makes him question his profession and the values of the society in which he lives Stephan Hoye s narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter his tone is low and ominous and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense He produces spot on voices and his versions of the gruff Captain Beatty the playful Clarisse and the fearful professor Faber are especially impressive A Ballantine paperback Aug c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Review Stephen Hoye s narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter his tone is low and ominous and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review

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