Review | Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury

Updated: Aug 1, 2018



Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury presents a future America where books are outlawed, the people have lost interest in books, and Firemen burn any books which are found.

What I like ✅ great ideas and interesting things to say about censorship, authoritarianism and education ✅ great for any bibliophile — we should never forget reading is a freedom and a privilege ✅ it's a decent story if you're not expecting it to be another 1984 or Brave New World ✅ I guess that robotic dog was pretty cool...

What I didn't like ✖ ... but the robotic dog had more personality than any of the characters in the book — without any backstory, it's hard to feel any connection to, or empathy for, the characters ✖ the protagonist, Montag, was just an author surrogate, and his changes are not fully believable as his backstory is not established ✖ the themes and message were as subtle as a punch to the face ✖ without much worldbuilding, explanation and character backstory, the world feels bare; feeling like set pieces and props set there by the author for the characters to act out the author's message

Rating 3.5/5 🌟 Genre: sci-fi, dystopian Verdict: RECOMMENDED ✅

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