Review: Fahrenheit 451

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2-star

This is the cover… O.O

Title: Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury

Published: March 28th 2013 by Voyager

The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.

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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.


Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

This book was just wow…

Annoyed

This is exactly why I don’t read Classics, unless I am being forced to.
And I’m being totally serious.

At first this book was good, and I was instantly captivated with the story, but of course it was frustrating because of the plot I mean burning down books????? What kind of a world is that?! For that I wouldn’t even be able to live because books are my life!

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Anyway, when I got around the middle, I was applauding and bouncing off of my chair because Guy finally got his sense back!!! I mean how is that not worth celebrating??

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Guy starts off in this story a total jackbutt, because he burned down peoples hopes and dreams, was always a rule follower, never questioned his actions or job, and was a goody-too-shoes 😛
But then, at around the middle (the celebration) he starts to question EVERYTHING I mean everything. His job, life, wife, (hah I rhymed xD), friends, knowledge, etc etc…

So, he goes on a mission!!!! And guess what?!
He quits his job, becomes a fugitive, and makes real friends in the process!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!

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And then POOOOF! It ends. Right when it was getting interesting too. I think my library book was missing pages? But, yeah it ends with Finding a better city 😛

Incredible. Classic books never made sense to me. *sigh* And to think of it I still have to read 1984 xD Double WOOHOOOOOO!!! :p

Oh well, we all have those moments *sigh*.

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Review: A Lifetime To Die

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3 stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: A Lifetime To Die

Author: P.S Menorek

Published: August 1st 2013 by Ponytale Press, Inc

A-ma-zing!!!!’ 🙂
Loved the setting (even though it’s my first time reading a book with a setting in the 1960s 🙂
Loved the characters, especially the protagonist Aristotle (aka Telly <3) he was everything I would want to see in a main character:
1. Determined
2. Curious
3. Tough
4. Caring
5. Intelligent
6. Would stop at nothing to achieve his goal or get something he wants
7. And helpful 🙂

Now, let me give you a summary of this fantastic book 🙂

In this world, secrets have always been kept hidden, and very dangerous if those secrets are exposed, so some of these secrets sometimes last for a lifetime.
So, if a person discovers or figures out this dark secret, they keep silent so that they can be left alone; but that’s not what happened to Aristotle Mercury’s father. Once they figured out that he knew, he was silenced (meaning they killed him)

After this happened, Aristotle’s Uncle Jacob was able to move in and take over as the new head of the now successful factory that Aristotle’s father had once created when everything was safe….

In this world, the year is 1968;
As the Red Army’s tanks roll into Wenceslas Square in the very heart of Prague, Aristotle (Telly) learns the horrible truth about his father (one if the big secrets so he’s in trouble now)

Revealing secret now:
Five years ago, someone else was murdered in his place to make it appear as if he was accidentally crushed under a factory press. Since then his father has been alive and imprisoned in the notorious Prague Institute for the Criminally Insane.
In a daring rescue Aristotle retrieves his barely alive father from the bowels of the terrible prison (love him so far!!! He would go through all the trouble and consequences to bust his father it of the Institute!!)

After a short time his father succumbs to the ravages of his imprisonment, but not before he divulges the location of the evidence which proves he owned the now thriving factory, and of Uncle Jake’s murderous duplicity in stealing it from them.
With the Russians taking over the country, and the mob closing in to eliminate the only living heir to a burgeoning fortune, Aristotle flees Czechoslovakia and makes his way to America, vowing to one day go back and even the score.

He settles in New York, in Greenwich Village. He’s honest and works hard to learn the new ways of a strange land. Soon he befriends his eccentric landlord, the elderly Mrs. Schroeder.

Telly, as his new friends in America like to call him, ignites a withered spirit of adventure in the lady who still believes in the good in people. She owns some property, and Telly has a talent for building. They both learn Telly also has an eye for the deal. Together they first develop her land, and then other land in the exploding New York real estate market. Telly’s ambitions lead him from the posh boardrooms of New York to the lucrative shores of New Jersey, where he’s almost killed as he constructs the world’s largest casino.
Never too far from his mind, always there to haunt and motivate him, Telly dreams of the day he will finally return to his homeland and exact vengeance on his Uncle Jake (because uncle jake don’t have the guts to give Telly a job in his factory, and plus he’s an arrogant jerk -_-)

In a sweeping saga of familial betrayal spanning three decades of intertwining lives, Telly Mercury finally gets his chance for justice. But does righting of wrongs of a demon filled closet come with a price too high? Secrets are sometimes better left untold, in spite of their screams from across the years to be heard.
His own salvation hanging in the balance, Telly must somehow accept that forgiveness trumps retribution, and money truly can’t buy happiness. And just maybe, as it is with Uncle Jacob, forgiveness is the worst possible epithet for a life lived in the accompaniment of the unquenchable thirst of greed and murder.

-sigh- what can I say about this book instead of AWESOME OMG IM SO GLAD I WON THIS BOOK IN A GIVEAWAY!!!! Thanks!!!!

Oh yeah, if you see this book, and you love to learn lessons at the end of a book, and you love history, this is a great book for you 🙂

*recommend*

Review: Clarity (Epsilon #1)

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stars

This is the cover 🙂

*This book was my very first book that I won in a giveaway, in exchange for an honest review*
So, here goes:

Title: Clarity (Epsilon #1)

Author: R. James Stevens

Published: September 11th 2013; by Project 42 Productions

Summary:

Clarity is about three different individuals going on separate paths. They will unexpectedly come together as they search for the answers in an attempt to reassemble the pieces of their broken lives.
(The events happen seven years after the catastrophic death of a technological society, just to let you know).

Clarity, begins in 2084 and focuses on the journeys of former friends and partners. They band together to help right wrongs and restore order to the scattered remnants of the populace.
(short summary of book to give you an idea what your reading incase you were wondering)
Things I ❤ about this book:
1. The way the world was set up, this is actually my first time reading a book that is set on the future, but I mean WAAAAYYY in the future (2084??? That’s crazy!!!)
2. I also liked the characters, they were very different from each other in their own ways, but somehow they come together, and work together, and work passed their differences, and that’s very hard to do 🙂 So I like that as well.
3. I also liked the experience that I went through, to read this book carefully, and understanding everything about it (since it was very different from what I usually read, I’m not going to lie, but it was a little difficult at first, but throughout the book I started to get used to the writing and the format, and understanding the story and I’m so glad I received a copy of this book :’)

Things I didn’t like so much:
1. I didn’t like that at first the book was very confusing (but that’s probably just me because this is my first time reading a book like this 🙂
2. At first, I thought I wasn’t going to like it because of the way the cover looked and the description was a little vague (but this was like WAY before I started reading it trust me) but then I looked at it a second time and I saw that it was a different type of book then the ones that I am very familiar with reading, so I decided to give it a shot. (and thank god I did)

So, in conclusion this book was amazing! If you ever find this book at the store or something, o me a favor and please get the book, and read it 🙂 It’s really worth the time, and I’m positive you are going to love it (it may take a while though, for me it did)
So pllleeeeaaasssseeeeee get it if you see it 🙂
*Highly Recommend*