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Amph Fahrenheit 451: A Thread about the book!

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Andalite-Bandit, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 27, 2003
    Well - a bit about censorship. But only tangentially, in that burning off the old ideas is necessary to keep 451-America holding together. So censorship comes into it, but I agree that the main thrust of the book is about how the population have been gently brainwashed into not only neglecting independent thought but actually being scared of it.

    Playboy, of all places . . . :p Yeah, it was. It began as a long short story, then Bradbury expanded it into a short novel. It's still a very slim volume compared to some of the other classics.
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 20, 2002
  3. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 2, 2007
    Well, I read this book a long time ago, and I plan to read it again, but here's what I remember of my reaction to it.

    As someone who's a bit of a bibliophile, the concept horrified me beyond belief. Yet I couldn't stop reading. It's the kind of book that you have to find out what happens. Unfortunately, I was just a little kid when I read it and didn't pick up much of the symbolism that I'd probably find now. I do remember finding the ending lackluster though, an opinion I might change if I read it now. Still, the book is a great tale, and it's certainly a chilling depiction of the world. I'd never want to live in this world, but I would love to read this book again.
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