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CanadaSucks (50)
The other reviewers are dead-on. . .this is one terrific read. . .

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Drummond (60)
One of the top five science fiction novels of all time. A classic. More fun and more complex than 1984.

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ryper (1)
A super story with a fantastic plot, a great feel and a moral story. Well paced and extremely readable. Sadly shows Ray Bradburys total inability to write anything longer however.

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Enkidu (38)
A superb parable (made into a watchable movie by Francois Truffaut) about a future age in which firemen no longer put out fires, but instead start them: their goal is purge the world of books, with their inconvenient, contradictory, and messy ideas. (It takes off from an idea given in the Grand Inquisitor episode of the Brothers Karamazov we just wanted mankind to be happy... the mystery and uncertainty made the people miserable... if we could give them the truth to worship and accept, we could take on the responsibility of dealing with the uncertainty of the cosmos ourselves, and by taking on this suffering we would be Christ ourselves...) The ending of the book is a little weak but overall it is magnificent; don't miss it.

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K-Fish (0)
I hated this in its entirety. Although the idea it was based on was engaging, I thought that Bradbury didn't do enough with it. There just wasn't anything really interesting besides the basis. It was a chore to read.

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LadyShark4534 (12)
Fahrenheit 451 discusses the topic of censorship and why it is harmful. It shows us how censorship prohibits us from gaining knowledge and how censorship limits us in our thinking.

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eetmidust2000 (0)
I hate this book. It is one of the worst books i have ever read.

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help me (0)
i couldn't really get into it

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Andrew Gilmore (10)
I read this book about a month ago, and I'm sure it will, as my life goes on, go down as one of my all-time favorite books. I was so "hooked" with it that I finished it in 28 hours, which is the fastest I've ever read a whole book! A really great book. A sufficiently swift pace, very well-written without being too flowery, interesting plot and intriguing characters. I know this is generally considered a sci-fi book, but while there are elements of science fiction in it, I find more to be a semi-satire, showing how far censorship and "political corectness" might go if we're not too careful. Anyone who gives Farenheit 451 a rating lower than at least a 3 has very poor literary taste and probably considers Superman comic-books to equal Shakespeare. My only real complaint with the book is that Bradbury kept the plot dragging along over the last twenty pages or so when it felt like it had already run out of gas, but the introduction of Grainger and the hobo camp at the end gave an interesting twist to the story so that it didn't get too tedious. I'm not sure how I can really express my feelings about this book, but..I don't know, it's just great! I reccomend it enthusiastically to anyone who hasn't read it already!

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Miro (0)
It has a great premise, I was really excited about reading it, but it doesn't go anywhere as a story.

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john430et (0)
The rare sci-fi book that has aged well. Probably Bradbury's best work.

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SMB03389om (0)
Amazing book. It really makes you think.

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