Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This superb novel profiles the intense self-examination required of an extraordinary fireman who breaks from the accepted practice of burning books in a distant and jarring future and begins reading them instead. In his time, watching television has more than taken the place of simply reading. And when the young neighbor who introduces him to a past where books were once widely preferred over TV suddenly and mysteriously disappears, the fireman must run for his own life, pursued by societal forces that want to eliminate both him and his newfound knowledge.

About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, born in 1920, was an American author and screenwriter who worked in many genres, including horror and, of course, future fiction. Fahrenheit 451 was just the first in a series of novels and short story collections that could be classified as everything from deeply dystopian to sensational science fiction and even enjoyable ventures into horror with the publication of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and I Sing the Body Electric. He also explored other genres that took him far afield from future fiction and into the popular coming-of-age category with the celebrated Dandelion Wine.

Futurist Themes:

  • Censorship
  • The Dangers of Technology
  • Society Addicted to Entertainment