This is the cover… O.O
Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Published: March 28th 2013 by Voyager
The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
This book was just wow…
This is exactly why I don’t read Classics, unless I am being forced to.
And I’m being totally serious.
At first this book was good, and I was instantly captivated with the story, but of course it was frustrating because of the plot I mean burning down books????? What kind of a world is that?! For that I wouldn’t even be able to live because books are my life!
Anyway, when I got around the middle, I was applauding and bouncing off of my chair because Guy finally got his sense back!!! I mean how is that not worth celebrating??
Guy starts off in this story a total jackbutt, because he burned down peoples hopes and dreams, was always a rule follower, never questioned his actions or job, and was a goody-too-shoes 😛
But then, at around the middle (the celebration) he starts to question EVERYTHING I mean everything. His job, life, wife, (hah I rhymed xD), friends, knowledge, etc etc…
So, he goes on a mission!!!! And guess what?!
He quits his job, becomes a fugitive, and makes real friends in the process!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!
And then POOOOF! It ends. Right when it was getting interesting too. I think my library book was missing pages? But, yeah it ends with Finding a better city 😛
Incredible. Classic books never made sense to me. *sigh* And to think of it I still have to read 1984 xD Double WOOHOOOOOO!!! :p
Oh well, we all have those moments *sigh*.