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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Jul 08, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: favorite-reads, sci-fi
Read in February, 2013

I read this book in high school, and just read it again this year. I love the insight here on mind-numbing activities. Of course, I find that while I think of other people's mind-numbing activities as a waste of time (i.e. television), I give exception to *my* mind-numbing activities (i.e. Facebook). Also, when I read this in high school, I thought Bradbury was condemning all screen things, but actually reading it this time, I realized that he's really just condemning mindlessness and things without taste or texture or depth. He's condemning vapidity in any form-- book, movie, television, or audio. And I like that. And I think there's SO much relevance to it-- in all of our forms of entertainment and in our interactions with each other. Also, in the way people treat each other, it makes me think of Matthew 24:12: "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." I can't think of much that is colder than Montag's relationship with his wife.

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