Really well worth checking out 451. It's very relevant today - possibly more so than when he wrote it.Jan Van Quirm wrote:I've never read Fahrenheit 451 (or 911) but I have read Ray Bradbury and admire him - if anyone 'burned' any of his books then it would be a tragedy.
Tonyblack wrote:I recently read and enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I'm sure you all know what it's about, but in case you don't, it's about a time in the future when books are illegal. TV is full of mindless reality shows and people are told what to think.
The story tells of a Fire Man named Montag. But firemen in the future don't put out fires, they set them. They root out hidden catches of books and burn them.
Anyhow, at the end of the book is a short essay by Bradbury about censorship, political correctness and the destruction of books. This was written in 1979, but if anything, I think it's just as valid today as ever.
Coda by Ray Bradbury.
There are more ways to burn a book than setting fire to it.
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