Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is as interesting today as it was when I was in high school. If you need any reminders about the importance of books, drop everything and read this book.  Guy Montag is a fireman, in a world where firemen no longer put out fires but start them.  His hands smell like kerosene and his eyebrows are dyed with soot from burning books.  But there’s something wrong with a world that doesn’t listen, with parlors made of four large TV screens and seashells that whisper you to sleep with nonsensical dialogue.  As Guy makes his way to enlightenment, we book lovers can cheer and fight for our books, our real, printed, paper books.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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