Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Mar 25, 2024

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian future where books are outlawed and the government uses mass censorship and immersive entertainment to distract the people from the real problems. The book was written based on fears of the growth of mass media and the general attitude of the public at the time and envisioned a possible future if things kept going the way they were. 

It is very interesting to see what Bradbury’s vision for the future was and the world he created, while some parts of it did not come to be true, some parts of it are still applicable to today’s world and touches many concerns such as the shortening of attention spans. The whole book is a story filled with deeper meanings and lessons which Bradbury tries to convey to the reader. Bradbury split the book into three parts and each part has an appropriate title that represents the progress Montag (the main character) makes on his journey. Even though the world the book takes place in is interesting to read about, it sometimes felt like a painful drag to read the book as the book has a depressive mood but that's just the nature of the book. It is definitely worth reading and I recommend it to anyone who loved the book 1984. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.

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Vaibhav K.

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