A review by m_h_top
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


This book was wonderful. The writing style is so beautiful, and the message is really important. If you don't like slower books, I may not recommend it, but Fahrenheit 451 is so well written that maybe it's pacing doesn't matter in the end.
Some great quotes: 
- "Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore." (Pg 82)
- "You sound so very old." "Sometimes I'm ancient. I'm afriad of children my own age." (27)
- "He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty." (138) 

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