2014-01 Book Club

What: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

When: 29 January, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Bistro Lochergut (tram 2+3 ’Lochergut’)

Just in case we really want to go the science fiction route for a change but still read a “classic” ... I really liked the book for it’s predictiveness, given the time it was written. And for us book addicts, this is a really nice topic, especially with its solution for book survival in the described society. Lovely. Looking forward to having a great discussion about it with you guys.

From Amazon: “Ray Bradburys internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didnt live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.”

First suggested: June 2013

Supporter(s): Leon, Nicole, Rene, Dani, Uli

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