FAHRENHEIT 451

FAHRENHEIT 451
Ray Bradbury
SF
2 stars
190 pages

In the nebulous dystopian future the masses are entertained with mindless drivel and books are banned, hunted and burned when found. One man discovers how empty everything is and goes on the run from the authorities and finds others like himself. Ends with the US being nuked and the premise that these “book rememberers” will help rebuild civilization.

I can’t say I really enjoyed this book. The writing style was annoying, too dramatic, over the top, when describing the internal struggle felt by the protagonist. And a culture that allows the youth to grow up to be cattle, it couldn’t survive very long. The kind of people needed to make a culture survive that was described couldn’t grow up in the culture described. It doesn’t fit.

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