Ballantine Books, 1996 - 179 頁
Internationally acclaimed with more than 5 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago.
Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...
The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... along with the houses in which they were hidden.
Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.
Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - ubiquitousuk - LibraryThing
The story takes place in a dystopian America whose society has turned it back on books, employing "firemen" to oversee their destruction. It's an interesting collision of Huxley and Orwell: people are ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - Authentico - LibraryThing
DNF at 43% read You've seen the move, now read the book. Which is what I did and I don't think that was a good idea. The book jumps right into the story and you get introduced to people as they come ... 閱讀評論全文