Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
(Spanish Language Edition) (Spanish Edition)

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24 Critic Reviews

As far as ideas go, the effect was just as powerful when I read the book anew. Yes, it's crude, but it's very effective.
-Guardian

Synopsis

Fahrenheit 451: la temperatura a la que el papel se enciende y arde. Guy Montag es un bombero y el trabajo de un bombero es quemar libros, que están prohibidos porque son causa de discordia y sufrimiento.El Sabueso Mecánico del Departamento de Incendios, armado con una letal inyección hipodérmica, escoltado por helicópteros, está preparado para rastrear a los disidentes que aún conservan y leen libros. Como 1984, de George Orwell, como Un mundo feliz, de Aldous Huxley, Fahrenheit 451 describe una civilización occidental esclavizada por los medios, los tranquilizantes y el conformismo.La visión de Bradbury es asombrosamente profética: pantallas de televisión que ocupan paredes y exhiben folletines interactivos; avenidas donde los coches corren a 150 kilómetros por hora persiguiendo a peatones; una población que no escucha otra cosa que una insípida corriente de música y noticias transmitidas por unos diminutos auriculares insertados en las orejas.«Fahrenheit 451 es el más convincente de todos los infiernos conformistas.» KINGSLEY AMIS
 

About Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. At the age of fifteen, he started submitting short stories to national magazines. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 600 stories, poems, essays, plays, films, television plays, radio, music, and comic books. His books include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bradbury Speaks. He won numerous awards for his works including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1977, the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted 65 of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. The film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit was written by Ray Bradbury and was based on his story The Magic White Suit. He was the idea consultant and wrote the basic scenario for the United States pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, as well as being an imagineer for Walt Disney Enterprises, where he designed the Spaceship Earth exhibition at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He died after a long illness on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91.
 
Published December 14, 2012 by Minotauro. 175 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, History. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Fahrenheit 451
All: 24 | Positive: 21 | Negative: 3

Guardian

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Reviewed by Sam Jordison on Jan 15 2008

As far as ideas go, the effect was just as powerful when I read the book anew. Yes, it's crude, but it's very effective.

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Seattle PI

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Reviewed by Jeruen Dery on May 09 2011

I am glad that I have a brain, that I am a higher-level cognizant being, and I exercise use of my brain. Fahrenheit 451 paints a picture of what would possibly happen if people just stopped using their heads. It's not a pretty sight.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by RohitMathew on May 28 2014

...the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows that censorship does not play a major beneficial role in society but rather does it create a society that is unlawful and unintelligent.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by HarisonMeister on May 28 2014

This book is perfect for any intelligent reader of any age. You’ll know if you can understand it within the first few pages. So if you find you can’t understand the language, pick it up again in another couple years.

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Yahoo! Voices

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Reviewed by Lois Weisberg on Feb 01 2012

This is a very entertaining book, that simply ended too soon. A sweet 158 page novel with a story that may not be far-fetched from the life out planet's increasing population and simultaneous shrinking resources could lead us to in the future.

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Yahoo! Voices

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Reviewed by Sara Hallstead on Aug 01 2011

While Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian/science-fiction novel it is safe to say that there are clear indications that the author inserted little bits and pieces of Christianity into his manuscript. By doing so, it is believed that Bradbury left us with a well-rounded piece of literature...

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Rhapsody in Books

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Reviewed by rhapsodyinbooks on May 20 2009

Overall the book stands up remarkably well to the passage of over fifty years. Its underlying message is as timely as ever...

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Parental Book Reviews

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on May 28 2014

I took a lot away from this book. One of the major themes was the idea of knowledge vs ignorance, something that I’ve thought about before but never had the chance to write about.

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Lit Stack

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Reviewed by Vickie Price Taylor on Sep 27 2013

Every student born in this technology-saturated generation should have at least one reminder of how important it is to nurture the desire to observe, reason, and debate.

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SF Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Antony on Jul 08 2010

Fahrenheit 451 is a masterpiece of science fiction dystopia, intelligent, creative and thoughtful, this is science fiction at it's very best.

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Pretty Books

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Reviewed by prettybooks on Aug 06 2012

Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that is at first deceptively simple, but one I can see myself reading again and again, extracting new meanings from each time.

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Val's Random Comments

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Reviewed by Val on Oct 20 2012

Thematically and stylistically I can see why this novel does well in literary circles as well as the science fiction genre. It does not escape the shortcomings of many science fiction novels of the period though.

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InkSlinger Blog

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on Dec 11 2010

...Bradbury’s world is not without hope...By all means, read Fahrenheit 451. It will probably haunt you… but that’s pretty much the point.

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Speculiction

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Reviewed by Jesse on Oct 13 2013

In the end, Fahrenheit 451 is an important work of science fiction for its commentary on culture, society, and the power of the government which oversees them.

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Live Your Dream

Excellent
Reviewed by sayedkhadri on Feb 17 2014

Hope our society will understand the values of books before it’s too late. A must read for everyone. If you haven’t read it yet, then go ahead and read it!

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My Book Retreat

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Reviewed by Julie on Sep 29 2011

There is certainly plenty of suspense as to what is going to happen next, and quite a bit of action to keep the story moving. Bradbury's writing style is a bit too literary for my taste, but it was a fairly easy read...

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Stargazerpuj's Book Blog

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on Oct 05 2010

...you have to work to get something out of it. Fahrenhiet 451 celebrates getting wonderful, freeing ideas from books.

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Wicked Awesome Books

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Reviewed by Nikki on Sep 09 2010

In banning Fahrenheit 451, schools, libraries, etc. are telling students and young people to never question anything. To just stroll through life completely dependent on the government or other leadership figures to decide everything for them. I’m saying, read this book, question practices and thoughts, be independent and think for yourself.

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chasing bawa

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on Sep 17 2014

They were a tad too simple and stereotypical and may as well have been incidents rather than people...Neverheless, Fahrenheit 451 is a powerful book with important ideas, and even though it was conceived during the McCarthy era when censorship was rife, it is still relevant in our current climate.

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Reading Nook

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Reviewed by BRITT MOORE on Mar 17 2014

If you haven't read this one. I would recommend it. If it was one you were forced to read years ago and didn't like it then, I would give it a second chance.

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Reviewed by Jonathan Wilhoit on Jul 31 2012

It wasn’t until I read it myself...that Bradbury’s brilliance struck me. Indeed, it walked right out of the pages and punched me in the damned mouth.

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Reviewed by James Schellenberg on Jan 19 1998

The strength of Bradbury's vision leaves this future etched in our minds long after the book is finished. His collection of strange speculations somehow works, probably because he is working so effectively on our fears...

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Reviewed by Max W. Beaulieu on Feb 13 2014

So, Fahrenheit 451, I love you. You are all I hope to be as a writer. If I could write a book that pulled a fraction of the weight you pull, I’d be a happy man.

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Reviewed by Tar Daddoo on Jul 26 2013

Fahrenheit 451 is well-written. Unfortunately, I found it annoying in many ways. I think my problem primarily stems from my desire to think of Bradbury's books as Science Fiction.

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