Fahrenheit 451

fahrenheit451

Author: Ray Bradbury

Bookstore Classification: Science Fiction

Readers: Anyone, but often used as high school required reading

This is one of my favorite books.  In a futuristic world where technology has become so advanced that houses no longer burn, a fireman named Montag is the main character of this story.  However, firemen do not exist to put out fires, but instead their job is to find books and burn them.  Society’s reasoning behind this activity is that without the differing viewpoints within books, people will find peace in their lives, which will bring harmony to the world.  Unfortunately, everyone now communicates through large television screens with little human contact.

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Published in: on July 6, 2009 at 7:55 pm  Comments (1)  
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