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September 2012 Meetup - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s 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 didn’t 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 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.

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  • Lauren

    Hey ladies. We are at Lucky 32 and we're missing a few people. We are going to go ahead and order. We do need to make sure we RSVP correctly because the restaurant planned for a larger group.

    September 18, 2012

  • Stefanie Z.

    I just learned about this one so didn't read the book yet. Do you prefer that everyone who attends has read the book first? Where do you post the names of upcoming books you'll be reading? Thanks!

    September 17, 2012

    • Sheila

      Stefanie, you do not have to always read the book to attend the meetup. You can just come and socialize if you wish.

      September 18, 2012

    • Stefanie Z.

      Thanks Sheila, I have another event tonight but plan to be at your next two meetings!

      September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have never actually read this. How did I make it through all those years of public school education?!?!?!?

    August 21, 2012

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