Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fahrenheit 451

I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury this week.  The story is set in an unidentified city of the United States where owning books is banned.  Firefighters have a different role in this futuristic novel.  Their job is to burn books, and generally the home where the books are found.  Guy, the main character, is a firefighter who realizes the value of books.   His life changes quickly and drastically in ways he could not have imagined.   Although this book was written over sixty years ago, there are some things that remind me of how influential mass media is in our culutre.  The book is worth reading even if you generally do not read much literature.  It would also be a good choice for a book club.

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