Paperback, 175 pages

German language

Published Aug. 31, 1996 by Diogenes.

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5 stars (1 review)

In einer zuku nftigen Welt absoluter Konformita t wird das Buch als letzter Zeuge individuellen Denkens mit allen Mitteln amtlicherseits beka mpft. SW: Utopischer Roman

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Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.

5 stars

There are so many quotes that I have taken away from this book and that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I think one of the main (or, most impactful) ones is 'if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore' - such a beautiful way of saying die doing what's right. It reminds me of the quote from Stéphane Charbonnier who stated, 'I'd rather die standing than live on my knees' (he was later killed by Islamic terrorists who did not agree with the viewpoints he published). I know that many people reading this review might argue that I should have read this book earlier in my life (and they're likely right) but I want to attempt to rebut this by saying that I think, if I were to read Fahrenheit 451 at any younger age, I might not have been …