Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Week of 1/16/2015 Book Review (3) - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I'm behind. Both in reading and writing, but I'm going to make it.

Week 3 of 2015 I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It takes place in an alternate future where books are banned. The offense is so bad that any household that houses (lol get it) the books gets burned down to the ground. What a shitty world. But hey I like dystopian type stuff and I've been wanting to read this for awhile.

Enter Guy Montag, he's one of the dudes that is tasked to burn these books. It's ironic because they are called firemen -- again, alternate future. I'm not going to spoil it too much but he meets a young girl that makes him question his career as a destroyer of literature. Her youthful curiosity burns (lol get it) deep within Guy Montag. Everybody else in this alternate future is appeased by total pleasure -- accosted by a constant barrage of sensory haymakers.

Basically they are all zombified vegetables.

It begs the question, does he risk his cushy career or does he follow this feeling lit (lol get it) by the young girls embers (lol get it) of genuine humanity? Read and find out brah. It's worth it.

This was a good, comfortable read. Fahrenheit 451 is enjoyable and has some themes that resonated with me. Reading the book makes you more aware of the present -- how we have all these mediums to satisfy ourselves, to the point that we might forget about basic things. Basic things such as education, curiosity, love, family -- basically major things that define us as humans on this planet Earth.

It brings you back to reality by showing you a reality that could be.