Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is a book that I was late to read. And I was so sad because I hadn’t read it earlier. You probably heard of it before; there is not much possibility that you did not hear it. However, despite all its reputation, I think it should be more popular, and we must force everyone to read it. This is such an excellent book!


Fahrenheit 451 has been on the must-read books lists for decades. It will make you more fond of books. You may hate certain mentalities, but at least it will light a “fire” inside you to do something.

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is the masterpiece of Ray Bradbury, who wrote horror and science fiction books and died in 2012. Although written in 1953, this will be read as if it was written today or in the future. It draws its strength, greatness and, unfortunately, its scary side from its timelessness. I especially recommend it to those who treat their books as babies, but every human being should read this book.

If you are planning to buy a gift for someone or yourself, there isn’t much to beat this one. Let me tell you in advance that this is a book that can change lives. It feels like a slap in the face. Those who know the value of learning and knowledge will devour this. But this is a book especially for people who are perhaps a little bit unrelated to the subject. A must-read!

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

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 so 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 so 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.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction.

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