pinknantucket's Reviews > Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
2935034
's review
Nov 28, 09

liked it
bookshelves: ms-readathon-2004
Read in January, 2004

It was such a relief to read this book after trudging through Ulysses and other books requiring intense concentration. Here’s an author who calls a flame thrower a flame thrower. Guy Montag is a “fireman” who’s job it is to burn books (with flame throwers!!), but who comes to the realisation that maybe there’s something to them after all. It feels a bit lightweight somehow, and even though Bradbury is trying to be all meaningful and so on it reads more like a potboiler - sort of a science fiction Mills and Boon, if that makes sense. (OK it doesn't really). Still, I kind of enjoyed it – I might give Bradbury another go sometime, maybe after I’ve actually finished Ulysses, in order to realign my brain to normalcy.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Fahrenheit 451.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.