Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Written by a young Ray Bradbury in the early 1950s, this book is about Guy Montag, a 'fireman' in a dystopian future where firemen start fires instead of putting them out.  Specifically, they burn down houses where people have books.  But when a woman chooses to stay in her house with her books as Montag and his cohorts burn it too the ground, he begins to wonder what could be so great about books.  His world begins to turn upside down from there.

I love Ray Bradbury's writing (Dandelion Wine is a treasure).  Many of his paragraphs are more like poems than prose.  I will have to read more.

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