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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Mar 27, 10

My daughter wanted me to read this book. If she had not requested I read it, I would have put it down by the 3rd page. I simply do not read science fiction books, until now.

Fahrenheit was written in 1953, which to me adds to it's meaning. It is set in a futuristic time where everyone is self-absorbed with their TV walls & audio-seashells and books have become evil and must be burned. The parallels to our current society and the obsession with ipods, TV & texting, in lieu of real relationships, is uncanny.

I found the book very thought provoking and enjoyed that aspect of the book. My copy has an afterword, Coda & interview with Ray Bradbury which added some interesting insights.

Note: There is a bit of swearing, especially the taking of the Lord's name in vain.

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