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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury, concerning a future America in which books are outlawed.[1] "Firemen" burn any books that are found.

The book's title comes from the supposed temperature at which paper burns.

The book's title was later stolen by Michael Moore for his truther/anti-Bush schlockumentary Fahrenheit 9/11, which also showcased how liberals aren't even creative enough to have their titles actually apply to the content of the movie.

At 44,660 words, it can be read quickly and its powerful message against book-burning is timeless.

The top 100 vocabulary words used by this novel are available online.[2]


  1. Bradbury, R., Fahrenheit 451 (New York: Simon & Schuster), 1953.