A review of this — 6 years ago
I always find that Bradbury has this tendency to over-write. Fortunately, when his stories are good enough, it only takes a few pages to get over the florid writing. And Farenheit 451 is good enough. I was a little surprised that the bit about 451 degrees isn’t actually in there. I was a little surprised that his message about the dumbing-down of society was still appropriate – which is reassuring in a way. If we’re still worrying about it today, then I guess chances are it will never happen. Still, hold on to your books, ladies and gentlemen, your newspapers that dare to question, your films that make you think, lest society be given over to the flames.