Day 25: Favourite book you read in school.
Fahrenheit 451 – 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.