Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dystopian Novel Countdown: Day 3

Day 3 of the Dystopian Novel Countdown


Fahrenheit 451,  by Ray Bradbury

Description (via GoodReads): 
Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do....

Fahrenheit 451 is a story based on a world where books are no longer allowed.  Freedom of speech and thought have been oppressed to the point of all books being banned.  Fahrenheit 451 is supposedly the tempature where a book will start to burn, hence the title name.  In the story you follow the main character, a fireman named Montag, as he discovers the value of books and starts his own individual rebellion against what he has always known.  A great story, set in a world that would be horrible for a book lover to suffer in. No books = Nightmare! Fahrenheit 451 is a classic dystopian novel for day 3 of our Dystopian countdown...

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