Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Page Count/Review Word Count: 230
This book is one of those classics that everyone should read and enjoy at least once in their life, and I guess it was finally time for me. I actually didn’t like it as much as I was expecting though, but there was still plenty here for me to enjoy. The actual story line was great and is a dystopian classic, for example, even if I did have to read the Wikipedia page at the same time as I was reading the book so that I could tell what was happening.
The language here is great, and it’s the kind of book that’s just consistently quotable from start to finish. But it’s also interesting to learn how it came about, and I certainly thought that the introductory essay added a lot of value. It changed the way I looked at it but it also made me enjoy the book a whole lot more, which is kind of surprising. I’m not used to introductions and ancillary essays being this much fun.
I’m not going to go too much into the subject because that’s all out there for you to take a look at if you just give it a Google. What I will say, though, is that it’s just as relevant today as ever.