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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

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challenging dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


I knew the basic premise of the book, but it was never high on my list to read, probably because I don't read much of this genre. However, I'm always fascinated when I read something written so long ago that seems so eerily accurate in it's social commentary on the "future," which turns out to be when we seem to be living as I'm reading it. The messages on censorship, government-controlled broadcasting, higher education, literature, marriage, and child-rearing are so interesting. I was shocked at the coincidence of hearing we had started and won 2 atomic wars since 2022! It took me back to how it felt reading 1984 in 1984! Tim Robbins did a fantastic job with the narration too. 

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