Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (read July 31st, 2015)
This book had been on my shelf for a while, but I began reading it when I noticed that a Goodreads group of mine was reading it for July. Reading it along with a few other books, this is the one that captured my attention and flew through.
A futuristic classic about censorship and blindly following society, book-burning fireman Montag suddenly realizes the atrocity that his peers participate in and this revelation sets a different kind of fire within him. His newfound passion fuels him to fight what he has always known, and take action against these societal norms. This whole plot was very active and motivated, moving swiftly in good time.
The book also keeps you on your toes. I won’t give anything away, but it has many unexpected turns. Just when you think you know what’s going on and where things are going, the story strays from the path you imagined, taking the reader on a much more exciting journey. The writing is poetic in its style, without losing the velocity and still maintaining its aspects of plot. There is good reason for this book to be hailed so widely. It is a story that everyone should know, for its content, as well as its delivery.
Rating: 5 out of 5