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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

sguven's review against another edition

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dark inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

celiatois's review against another edition

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dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

lilredkmd's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

natalielynn's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

seaoftranquility's review against another edition

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2.5

It started off as pretty strong and thought-provoking, but it got boring. I didn't enjoy it much. Although there were some beautifully written parts, there were many more that didn't get my attention. 

ktbxter's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Enjoyed reading this classic, but did find it quite confusing during part 1 and part 3. 

Interesting concept, but I just didn't gel with the writing! If it was written more recently, I probably would have enjoyed it more!

elisia_reads's review against another edition

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adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

i had to read it for book battle at school
it wasn’t great but it didn’t suck. i just don’t think it’s my kind of book
i did think the ending was cool tho

mann's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

3.0

saj_81's review against another edition

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3.0

My efforts to read more classics continue... I have to admit that even though this book is extremely familiar, I had no idea what it was about until now. Consider me educated.

I found the book interesting enough, especially after getting the hang of the unusual style it is written. The main character of Guy Montag had my sympathy from the start and following him in the dark allies was quite a thrill. The creepy dog thing is certainly nightmare-worthy!

The bleak reality of this story is scarily familiar, as a metaphor at least. Reality television, gossip magazines...all things I myself enjoy to some degree. When does escapism turn into hallucination? How much is too much? It might just be that this book is more relevant now than ever.

To justify the three stars I will add that the only thing stopping me from enjoying this book more was the writing style. The odd repetitions certainly fit the atmosphere of the book, but I just couldn't make myself enjoy them. I'm blaming this one on me, not the author:)

maryncross18's review against another edition

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3.0

i have had this on my bookshelf for 2 years now
i wanted to read it for fun, but i ended up reading it for school. it was a good enough book, it’s just my experience with it was mostly searching for quotes and rereading for analysis so that kinda ruined it
cool concept though