Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fahrenheit 451

I thought I would highlight this book today because the title sounds HOT and todays high temperatures are forecast to be over 100 degrees!

I have never read this book, or any books from Ray Bradbury, I wonder why? It sounds like the kind of book I like.

The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had beena fireman for ten years and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumes by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do.

This book was originally published in 1953!

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