Farhrenheit 451 Author:Ray Bradbury Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires... — The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning...along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed... more » 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 he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!
Beneath that says: "Frightening in its implications... Mr. Bradbury's account of this insane world, which bear many resemblances to our own, is fascinating!" The New York Times
I loved this book. I remember having to read it orginally in either middle school or high school. It has interesting glimpses of possible future technology, and scary ideas of something I hope would never come to be. I've read it once or twice since then. It is a great, short quick read.