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This was an interesting book. It's classic sci-fi at its best, and really made me think about freedom of press and freedom of speech. It's set in the future: the government controls the media that everybody is allowed to see, and books (considered to be evil) are burned whenever they are found. This is the job of the firemen, who travel from house to house finding and burning books. A great read, and very thought provoking.
posted Apr 9, 2004
I thought it was a really good book. It dealt with issues regarding censorship and reality, but was also very poetic in doing so. This book is a classic and should be required reading for everyone.
posted Aug 6, 2005
Ahead of its time. Read after news and American Idol.
posted Feb 21, 2007 at 9:45AM
this is a futuristic work of fiction, looking to the future to create a book about repression, suspicion, and tension. it's so wonderfully written, and the story is easily beliveable. really makes you think.
posted Dec 18, 2008 at 8:17PM
The last 3 Republician admins, and the current one, makes this book that more important!
posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:30PM
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Takes pride in firefighting; third generation firefighter; burns books because they make people think and question; undergoing a personal crisis; restless; takes sedatives to make him sleep; in a loveless marriage; feels guilty for hiding books behind his walls; yearns for knowledge; begins to have a love hate dilemma with his job; slowly undergoes a rebirth; escapes his sadistic society.
Secretly teaching Guy; helps Guy escape to a new life.