Guy Montag’s job as a fireman is to burn books. When he meets a new neighbor, Clarisse, and begins talking to her, he learns that the world he knows is different than it once was. He begins to question the changes and wonders if life was better before. Then he must decide if he can live with the way life is now or if he must do something.
– Science fiction
LOVE IT OR LOATHE IT
I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed Fahrenheit 451. I enjoyed the world that Bradbury built and I was shocked when I discovered he wrote it in the 1950’s. While things like the TV walls and the seashell radio do not seem that far fetched today, I imagine it must have seemed unbelievable in the ‘50’s. When I have read other science fiction books written in the past that have come true in many depressing ways, I find the books discouraging. I loved how Fahrenheit 451 gave me things to think about, especially about this world that I do live in now, but also showed hope in humanity. I only wish there was more of Clarisse and that their relationship was developed a bit more. It felt a bit rushed to me and far to short.