Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

This book follows Guy Montag, who is a fireman in a world where firemen start fires instead of putting them out, because houses are made of materials that aren’t flammable.

Also, in this world, books are banned. Oh, and do you know what firemen burn? Yeah, exactly: books (and the houses on which these books were hidden).

Instead of reading, the members of this society get all the information that it’s selected for them to know through TVs - in plural, because houses usually have several displays.

Sounds familiar?

Then, the protagonist of this story, moved by a specific fact, goes into a journey to find out if books are that bad of a thing, and that’s how the story develops.

Really interesting dystopic fiction story, despite the fact that this fiction feels more like a non-fiction nowadays.

Oh, by the way: Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature necessary for paper to burn.

“If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.”