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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Dystopian Novel Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury, an American writer, published this novel and received significant support from his readers. Along with writing novels, he took part in screenwriting and publication of fictional books.

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Author: Ray Bradbury

Genre: Dystopian                                                    

Pages: 249

Good reads rating: 3.98 of 5

My Rating: 7.8 of 10

Published: 1953 (original publication)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition (January 10, 2012)

Language: English

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Review and Summary of The Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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The novel offers a fiction scene and set in an unspecified city, close to North America in the year 1999 as the author wrote it to display the distant future. The novel includes three parts namely: The Hearth and the Salamander, The Sieve and the Sand and Burning Bright.

Guy Montag a fireman became employed and received the task to burn the possessions of those who read outlawed books. He quit his job and start to focus on the protection of literature and books.

In one fall night; he met with his new neighbour, a teenage girl named Clarisse McClellan. She was a free-spirited girl with liberating ideas which caused Guy to think about what his life. The same night he returned home consumed in his thoughts he discovered his wife overdosed by sleeping pills. He calls for an ambulance, and they saved her.

Over the next few days, he meets Clarisse daily as he walks her home and she shares everything with him about the therapies she receives. He became happy seeing the girl every day, but one day suddenly she went missing. Guy could sense something wrong.

Guy discovers a shelf full of books. He noticed she stole some literature and started reading them. Guy keep the books with him for storage and care.

After some time he fell sick and his wife wanted him to rest. After this experience Guy told his wife he wants to leave his job, and she became upset. Guy’s boss worries about him and recommended that he leave the books for now.

Same day Guy told his wife about the books he was hiding. His wife grabs the books, but Guy stops her. He informed her they should read the books together.

Final Say on The Novel Fahrenheit 451

The novel is full of suspense and provides an in-depth storyline. This book also offers a sense of meaning and philosophical thought the readers may enjoy. I rate this book 7.8 out of 10. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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