Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am not sure yet, what I think of Bradbury. His imagination is amazing. He is brilliant with words. The way he uses words and images will cause you to come up short and read sections again. However, at times the prose can get in the way of the story. Still this was a good book to work through. His coda at the end of the book about how minorities, especially ideological ones, tend to be the first to promote censorship of books was fascinating. The book certainly makes you think about the world and why certain things "are not up for discussion" or "have always been that way."

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8