Feb 27, 2021blue_dog_45876 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel set in a future predicted in the 1950s where reading many of the books in the world is illegal. Instead of putting out fires, firemen are now burning illegal books that are found in people's houses. The main character in this story, Montag, is a fireman, and lives his life normally, going through the same routine each day, until he meets Clarisse McClellan, who changes his perspective completely. The rest of the story goes on to follow him through his journey as he slowly starts to reject his society. I enjoyed reading this novel greatly, since it was full of suspense all throughout the book. Readers are engrossed in the book, wanting to find out what happens next. It is also fascinating how the author, Ray Bradbury, was able to correctly predict some of the things in the future. For example, he predicted the invention of earbuds, which he calls seashells in his book. He also predicted wide-screen TVs. Both of these things did not exist yet when he wrote this book, so it is astounding how he is able to predict these things. The characters in this book also have unique personalities, making it even more enjoyable to read. The only thing I did not like about this book was that it ended in a little bit of a cliffhanger, and readers are left wondering what happens next. Overall, this book is very enjoyable because of the characters and the storyline, and it is definitely worth it to read this book!