What a wild ride! From drab boring monotony. Enter Faber. To wildly imaginative poetic prose. I grappled with finishing the book until Faber came along and opened Montag's eyes. Such a riot, with contrasting views and ideas.
Now I understand why it's on the reading list for high school!
I read this book back in High School, so it was over ten years ago - but I still remember most of it...it was more about ignorance and politics than about books. However, the first line of the book will stay with you: "Farenheit 451 the temperature at which paper burns."
...or at least I think that is what is started with!
Very Interesting Reading, Makes you think.
Ray Bradbury classic. Books are outlawed, they ignite at 451 degrees Fahrenhet (hence the title). They are burned where ever they are found. To have a book is to be an enimy of the state.
The real story is the social background that created the 'need' to burn all books. We keep coming back full circle.
Quick read, but slow yourself down - it's important later in the book (story). 167 pages
Really great iven if you're not into sci-fi.
I can honestly say that I don't much care for this book, even now that I read it a second time, but that I do see why it is important. I'm not saying that I dislike it. I'm really in the state of mind about it that I can take it or leave it. That being said, the writing style is rather interesting and intriguing, and there is definitely a lot of great vocabulary and discussion material there.
This appears to be the First 'Bal-Hi' printing - January 1967.