My Shelf Monday: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


Publisher: Harper Voyager


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.

Where did I get it?

I won it in a giveaway held by a tumblr user, who got it from Book Depository.

Why did I buy it?

I was allowed to choose between a few books, so I went with this one because it had piqued my interest when I saw it for the first time at a resort, and it was really the only standalone that I was interested in, so I went for it.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I had wanted to read it when I first got it, but it’s been shoved down lower on my TBR since then.

Where is it on my TBR?

Lower-ish, although it’s such an awesome cover that I figure I’ll read it sooner rather than later. Maybe.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.


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