Fahrenheit 451 is a sci-fi classic by Ray Bradbury about a fireman called Guy Montag. This book tells s what would be like if all book were burned and disappeared from our world. It makes us think about what would be like to live in a world without knowledge or imagination.
Montag lives in a future, where firemen don’t put out fires, they start them. In this future, mass media is used as a heart and mind controller. So anything which is believed to threaten mass media’s control is destroyed. Once Guy meets Clarissa his mindset changes and he starts to see why books are so important. One day when he is supposed to burn a bunch of books that belong to an elder woman he ends up stealing what will be the first book he ever reads.
I loved the plot as well as the book’s premise, on the other hand the writing didn’t do it for me and I ended up taking too long to read this book. Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing work nevertheless. Not to mention that it is quite comparable to George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, that is one of the things that got me the most excited.
In this world of growing technology could this be a future reality? Could our world be giving up on books?
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. And I recommend it to all the sci-fi and dystopian lovers out there.
Bye, keep on reading.