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“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” 

- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

BOOK REVIEW: Fahrenheit 451 - by Ray Bradbury

Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Genre: Classics, Dystopia, Fiction
First published: 1953
Finished reading: November 6th 2014
Pages: 227

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Canticle after my own heart.

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Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

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Teaser Tuesdays - November 4th: Fahrenheit 451

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