Nobody inspires my passion for libraries, books and writing quite like Ray Bradbury. I’ll often read a chapter from his Zen in The Art of Writing with my first cup of coffee. 966 more words
Twenty-three centuries apart, Shih Huang Ti and Adolf Hitler both burned books. The emperor wanted to control the verdict of history while Hitler, rather more ambitious, imagined he could obliterate an entire race, a particularly scholarly one, so he started with their books. 836 more words
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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.
by Ray Bradbury
genre: classics, dystopian
Synopsis from Goodreads
The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. 378 more words