A review by margaret_adams
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Well shit, guys. I’d never read this before and didn’t know a thing about it and twenty minutes into the audiobook (I don’t think it counts as a spoiler if it’s basically the first few pages), firemen are burning books and suicide attempts are responded to by the equivalent of AAA call-style routine stomach pumping. Yes, these are related. This book is fierce.

Also interesting to me were the afterward, in which Bradbury describes writing Fahrenheit 451 in the basement of the UCLA library on rented typewriters (ten cents for thirty minutes—can you think of a better motivation for really using your writing time?), and the coda, where he goes after the censorship of his book on censorship.