30 Day Book Challenge: Day 25

Day 25: Favourite book you read in school.

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which books burn. Bradbury’s dystopian novel concerns itself with issues of censorship and media influence. In a police state where books are banned and burned by ‘firefighters’, Guy Montag starts the novel as a worker loyal to the state and slowly progresses to the point where he wishes to be free of it. The world presented through Guy’s eyes is a bleak one, particularly to someone who idolises books as much as I do! But it is a great novel to study and generally read.

I read this book for one of my university literature subjects, and I loved it. Especially the resulting discussions about censorship and media influence in society. This is one book that I really need to get around to reading again.

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