10.22.2007

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451



Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I have a confession to make.

I've never read Fahrenheit 451.

(I know, I know...they are going to come take away my librarian card now)

But when I saw the 5-disc audiobook, narrated by the lovely and talented Scott Brick, I picked it up.

This story's famous premise takes place in a not-too-distant future in which firemen are in charge of starting fires to destroy books, rather than putting fires out. Guy Montag, a fireman, slowly becomes disillusioned with his job and his happiness when he meets Clarisse, a neighbor girl who seems to think beyond the parameters they all live by.

This still stands as a classic in literature, and is, ironically, often found on banned book lists.

I'm glad I read this!

Note: I listened to the audio version, narrated by Scott Brick. Brick does a great job of cadence and tone in this novel, and in making the "chase" at the end full of suspense. Brick for Prez! ;-)

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