Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This is a classic that demands to be read. Firefighters roles have changed, they are no longer charged to putting out fires but starting them. Their sole mission is to burn every book. As a booklover, this really upsets me. As every year passes, this book creeps closer to becoming a reality. It’s not just about the book burning; Bradbury has created a world where simulated relationship and entertainment dominate the home, everyone has their set roles.

Guy Montag’s role is a fireman but like any good protagonist, he beings to question his role in society. What I enjoyed about this novel is it’s told as if it exists in a world without books. The entertainment is the bare bones of conversation and the narration follows that, after all, it’s all Guy knows. It’s more than knowledge and leisure that suffers, it affects the way we express ourselves.