Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: classics, dystopian, scifi
Rating: ⭐️⭐️/5

I didn’t like it. I think I would have liked the situation and the book burning and everything, but I didn’t like the author’s writing style. You can tell it’s from the 1950’s and I don’t really care for the flowery language that takes a hundred words to say five.

If you’re in to the classics, by all means, go for it. But I was thoroughly underwhelmed. I don’t even know exactly why the city was bombed and who bombed it. I really don’t like flowery language when he could have just explained why things happened.

I think the thinking towards books could definitely still skew in the direction of the book. Particularly in America. I’m reading the Handmaid’s Tale right now and I think it’s absolutely hilarious that these two dystopian books that depict an America completely different from how we know it today, is at war with somebody else. Maybe they indicate who America is at war with, but it’s war. Is it triggered by the current society or is the current society triggered by the war?

I think I would have a hidden library and I would probably never leave my library unless absolutely necessary. I love books and I love reading. I would burn myself with my books I think. I don’t want to be brainwashed by my tv. But like I said, I didn’t care for this book much at all.


2022 Reading Goal

Book #13 out of 50

2022 Reading Challenge

A banned book

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