The book is set in a time when TV dominates society, and books are seen as irrelevant and are burned to ashes by the firemen. Guy Montag is one of the firemen, but during one book burning, he ends up taking a book. Reading it ends up changing Montag’s life. He becomes a fugitive that the government wants to track down after attempting to infiltrate the fire station with the help of a man he meets because of his interest books.
I would recommend this book to people who love classic novels with strong meanings woven in the writing. This book has amazing description and literary devices that enhance the story and often require rereadings of some sections. As an added bonus, the book is relatively short and a quick read for those lazy readers.
This reviewer rates Fahrenheit 451 5/5.
Tags: dystopian, science fiction, censorship, intellectual freedom