Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
Simon and Schuster, 2012年1月10日 - 249 頁
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 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, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
Montag never questions 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 in 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 question 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 life.
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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
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