Review: Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Fahrenhiet 451I can’t do a full review for now since I cannot study this classic as in-depth as much as I want to, because of the (obvious) TBR pile I carelessly accumulated. But if you’ve been eyeing on this book, I highly recommend this edition (60th Anniversary Edition) since it has additional excerpts about the book—it’s process, inspiration and history. Although most are from different authors, Ray Bradbury also has his solo parts. This might also require a reread.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy it!

But for now, I’m terribly sorry.

Rating: ✰✰✰✰✰

Do I like it: Yes

Recommended to: To people who question the power of books

(Fullybooked, Paperback, P 560)

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Below are information about this book.

Publication: March 28th 2013 by Voyager (first published 1953)

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. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.

The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.

Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock

 

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Timely To Be Read: Genuinely Excited

U51YIm2zSince I’ve been forcing myself to finish old books I’ve accumulated, I’m giving myself a break (and a reward) for surviving countless torture of dull and boring books. So, I am genuinely excited for this TBR!

Landline by Rainbow Rowell & The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Tq7InfwuObviously, everyone has been waiting for Rainbow Rowell’s next book, Landline, and of course, as a book blogger and as an avid reader, I don’t want to miss all the fun especially because this one is Magical Realism (which is btw one of my favorite genres) so I just had to read it. And without any hesitation, I placed priority uno in my TBR.

As for Iron Knight.. I swear, this can go on forever.. Just a brief 101, this is the final book of the Iron Fey Series. Which is a fantasy that incorporates Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meaning some characters from the play are depicted in the books. Just so you know, this is my favorite YA Series and I swear by it. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS SERIES ENOUGH. Moving on, I should’ve read this by now but I’ve been postponing it for a while since I don’t want it to end but I’ve hoarded (not gonna lie) another pile of YA fantasy trilogy. So I guess it’s about time to move on.

(Fullybooked, Tall/Large Copy, P 644) & (Fullybooked, Paperback, P 599)

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden & The Humans by Matt Haig

J5w3CWf8It’s been awhile since I read another non-fiction, so I’m going to dedicate this spot to Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14. This is going to be a lot more serious than the previous books (which I intended btw) since this follows a guy who escaped from North Korea’s political prison camp. I cannot stress how important it is to read these kind of books, it visualizes how naive and ignorant we are (I’m guilty) towards the problems and issues our people face. I’m sorry, I’m getting all emotional but you get my point.

The Humans, talk about that title. Anyway, this one is more of a journal entry of an alien who is trying to prove that humans exist by stating our appearance, language, culture and the like. In a nutshell, it’s a satire about how humans behave. Which spells appealing (for me anyway), it’s like putting us and aliens in parallel universe of how we study them and how they study us.

(Fullybooked, Paperback, P 599) & (Fullybooked, Tall/Large Copy, P 640)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury & The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

6WwCJM8JTo be honest, I don’t know a lot about this book. All I know is that I’ve been wanting to read Fahrenheit 451 since last last year but I couldn’t get my hands on it and it’s a classic slash mystery-horror, which are enough reasons for me to read it.

The Golem and the Jinni follows a golem and a jinni (what a surprise), and I believe they embark a journey together? Not sure, but this is those kind of books that I just want to read without knowing too much (or nothing at all), I just want to read this without having any expectation at all. But for my viewers sake, this is a urban fantasy and/or magical realism set in New York 1899 and the Golem and the Jinni become the most unlikely of friends–that’s all I know.

(Fullybooked, Paperback, P 560) & (Fullybooked, Tall/Large Copy, P 720)

Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Reads

Here are my top ten classic reads!

Btw, I won’t be posting the blurb or the synopsis of each book since that’s what goodreads are for. If you are curious to see what it’s about, then just click the (image of the) book you’re interested in and it’ll send you straight to goodreads.

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee (Read)

If you want something that talks about racism in a different light then I think this is for you. (But you know, I could be wrong) Just by looking the plot, I didn’t expect this to be anything special. But boy was I wrong! Btw, dibs on Jem! (That sounds so pedo)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Unread)

I am just sooo pumped up to read this! If you love books that talks about books then join the bandwagon with me! It has something to do with a guy and his job is to burn books, which is of course insane, but sounds interesting enough. Books + Burn = It just has my blog name written all over it.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Unread)

Okay I actually never read a classic that focused more on romance but this one sounds good, plus it’s historical fiction! If you love historical fiction and romance, then I guess you’ve read this already. And if yes, then please share your courage and effort to start and finish this endless-like (because it’s so thick) book. If not, then we can read it together! (Just send me a message!)

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Michael Hague (Unread)

I have a confession.. I know I’m too old for this but. Peter Pan is my all-time, ultimate, absolute, total crush!! There I said it. I know “how could I be totally head over heels for something I haven’t read yet.” The thing is I’m just in love with the idea of him. Okay, TMI. But really, someday I’ll have time to read this even if my TBR screams no. I will have time. I’ll find time. Better yet, I’ll create time only for this book. But seriously, who wouldn’t want to read about a boy who would never grow old? 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Unread)

I’ve been searching for this one for so long, but seems like the odds are not in my favor. It has something to do with Adam and Eve as well as Cain and Abell. That just sounds so interesting! I love it when books incorporate certain stories from the bible (except Da Vinci Code) since it gives it more depth and texture to the story.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Unread)

Wow, they actually said that there’s no character. Well that’s a change. Science Fiction is not my favorite genre, but this sounds interesting enough (based on reviews and recommendations) Besides, why not try it? At least you’ll have bragging rights!

Unbearable Lightness of Being (Read)

Very very very interesting concept of life decisions or choices. How they are capable of manipulating us into the person we are now. I have a full review for this one, here.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Unread)

Fun Fact: Did you know that the first title of this books was “Ten Little Niggers” as if that wasn’t bad enough they changed it again to “Ten Little Indians”? And finally, And Then There Was None? They had to change the blunt title because back then (with that title) sales were low since people didn’t buy books with title as frank as that. (Imagine having to go over the counter and pay for it) The story has the same concept with “Ten Little Indians” like one by one they die/disappear and then there was none! (Duh?)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Craig Raine (Unread)

Uhm. I’m going to let the book cover do the talking.

Pride and the Prejudice by Jane Austen (Unread)

Well this can’t be a classic read without the presence of Jane Austen. The classic (literally) love story that we all repeatedly fall for.

 

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