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Read a Book! World Book Night at Amoeba Hollywood, 4/23

Posted by Amoebite, April 8, 2013 05:19pm | Post a Comment

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books! Tens of thousands of people will share books with others in their communities across America, spreading the joy and love of reading on April 23rd.world book night

Join Amoeba Hollywood as we distribute FREE paperback copies of the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 upon request. Just ask for your copy at the info counter on the main floor. Quantities will be limited, so it's first come, first served.

The internationally acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Although it was written over half a century ago, this classic is incredibly relevant to modern culture and critical of our dependence on technology.

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 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.

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