fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an interesting imagining of a dystopian future certainly on par with Brave New World or 1984. Bradbury’s prose was equally rich and hurried, making some parts engrossing and others drag. I also felt some of the characters were abbreviated; the book is rather short. That being said, the messages and questions raised in the story are still valid today (the value of intellect and drive to learn, media takeover, censorship, etc.) and Bradbury’s future world is equally fascinating and horrifying.