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Fahrenheit 451 – by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 focuses on Guy Montag, who is a “fireman”. His job, in this dystopia of a world, is to start fires, not to put them out. He and the other firemen get calls that direct them to the houses they are supposed to go burn down.

Why choose those particular houses? The houses the “firemen” are sent to belong to people who have gathered up and hidden away a very dangerous substance that the government does not want the general population to be infected with. The substance in question is books.

All books are banned and destroyed. People found with books are also destroyed, often by the fireman at the scene of the crime.

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Book Reviews, fantasy 0 comments on The Princess Bride – by William Goldman

The Princess Bride – by William Goldman

Action, adventure, and true love! What more could you want? The Princess Bride brings you all of that. This is one of my favorite books. I have re-read it several times.  I love the movie to death, and can’t even count the number of times I have watched it. It makes me happy.

The version of the book I just read is the 30th Anniversary Edition. It includes an introduction with details about how and why Goldman decided to write “the good parts” version of S. Morgenstern’s “classic tale of true love and high adventure”.

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