5.0 out of 5 stars
A Students Review, March 7 2006
Fahrenheit 451 was a novel written by Ray Bradbury in 1953. This book is not for people who like to read books that are easy to comprehend. If you are into books that you have to take the time to understand, than this book is for you.
It starts out by introducing the main character "Guy Montag" as a fireman of the future. Only in those days fireman don't put out fires, they start them. In the book all houses are fireproof and it is illegal to read books. If you are caught with books the firemen will come to your house and burn the books and your house.
Montag is a normal guy of the future until he meets this young girl named "Clarisse." She asks him questions that he always thought were a waste of time. In this time frame people don't get tickets for going too fast on the road. They get tickets for going too slow. Clarisse explained this situation very well in the book by stating "If you ask a driver what a green blur is. Oh yes, he'd say that's grass! A pink blur? That's a rose garden! white blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows.
Eventually Montag goes on a run he will never foreget. An old woman is willing to die with her books rather than live without them. So Montag decides to see what these books are all about because society has labeled books as being a waste of time so he begins to sneak books away from the houses they are burning. He eventualy shows them to his wife and she turns him in. Thats when it starts to get really intersting. but the most interesting thing bout this book is that it is almost beginning to come true. I mean we shortened classics from 500 pages to 100 and if you are really lazy you could probably just watch the movie.
I would definetly recomend this book as something to read that you just can't put down. Its another classic from Ray Bradbury.