A review by nibblersmommy
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury


I have very fond memories of reading The Illustrated Man in high school, so when I saw this book on sale at the Borders closing, I decided to pick it up. I know this book is just, if not more, used as an assignment in literature classes as The Illustrated Man, so I thought it would be an interesting read. It sure is.

I'm sure many of you know the story. It's amazing to me how almost 60 years later this story is still so incredibly relevant. While reading, it almost gave me chills how many similarities there are between our current society and the one portrayed in the story. If anything, I would say Bradbury did an amazing job of predicting what direction our society would move in over the course of all those decades.

This edition of the book also includes a few extra chapters at the end of Bradbury's comments, letters, and an interview. They are all very enlightening and I am happy that I had the opportunity to read them. The interview really explores Bradbury's unique storytelling style, which I particularly enjoyed reading about.

This is an excellent story, and the extras in this book are well worth it. If you've never have the opportunity to enjoy this tale, I would definitely recommend picking it up.