Fahrenheit 451 Review

💙💙💙💙/5

Blurb: Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Hello everyone! Ava here with my first book review. And what is it about? Well, as you can tell by now, the great book Fahrenheit 451!

The dystopian book by Ray Bradbury is such a great, riveting, novel full of speed. It can also be a page-turner. I think it is a book that modern readers need, especially with so many computers and electronics around. I will remember this book for a long time. 

So I am excited to jump right in, with the first section of this review.

INTERESTING ELEMENTS

There were a few very interesting elements, including the scene, the electronics, the Hound, the war, the “Walls” and so much more. But today I want to focus on something that I thought was so interesting in this book.

The fact that he really made TVs this sort of modern thing, even more modern than our current times, was so interesting. And the way it was like there were families in their parlors that they tuned into to listen to, was so neat in my opinion. 

The setting was also so cool. However, I don’t want to really spoil anything, so I’ll leave you to figure out the setting. 🙂 

FAULTS

There were a few faults to be found in this speeding book. Although I know that the author might have tried to speed things up in places such as when Montag was trying to escape, there was still a lot of scenery missing. If he had shown us what it looked like ahead of time, then it might have been better. 

Also, some parts were a little bit hard to fully grasp or believe. And even at the end I thought that Clarisse might still be alive, which is probably not always what you want to think when she is supposed to be dead. I also felt that it was too soon when he killed the Chief Fireman. 

QUALITIES

I know, I know, I mentioned this after the faults. But I hope this way it redeems itself so that you’ll still want to read this awesome book! 

I love how he puts his message in, and I also like how he (sometimes) describes things. I think it is written on a scale which is really fast, yet really good. I also loved Clarisse’s character. The guilt he portrayed was a great addition to this book. 

The character of the Chief Fireman was another great add. 

CONTENT WARNING

Although this book already has great content, it does have some that may not be appropriate for some readers. For instance, it can be clear that Mildred is trying to kill herself. You will also see a bunch of cursing, including taking the Lord’s name in vain. 

So there we have it! I hope you enjoyed this review. Like this post and comment on if you have read this book and what your favorite/least favorite part of it was!

Good-day to you all, and try not to burn down any buildings! 😉

You can find the book for sale here.

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