Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fahrenheit 451


I realize this story is considered a classic for a reason, but I had never read it, and I want my say on it. I would recommend this story to those who love a good story, sure, but I would mostly recommend it to those who rarely, or even never pick up a book. The lesson, or main point I took away from it can be applied to many things in life, and to miss out on the meat of this story would be like eating cardboard for every meal for the rest of your life (minus the digestive consequences).

1 comment:

  1. Yep, covers many interesting concepts, some we're still dealing with as a society (does the governemnt have the right to say pictures of all the men being killed in Iraq cannot be shown in the newspaper, magazines, and TV, for example). Tough, tough stuff. Censorship and propaganda affects the views of reality of most of the citizenry. Thus, we can "bail out" a few greedy bankers, but not the schools of our nation. And, if we decide we can't burn books or we'll be seen as irrational, we'll simply dumb down the schools with the No CHild Left Behind act so people can't read and/or think.

    Yep, lotsa stuff in this book. I recall the "rebels" who memorized parts. Would we be that strong-willed as a society anymore? Lotsa meat to chew on from Mr Bradbury.