Overview: Guy Montag is a fireman. Now, do not confuse his job with today’s fireman. His job is not to put out fires, rather it is to start them. What could be the source of his job?
Story Telling: Mr. Bradbury’s first novel is a science-fiction novel, albeit, a soft science-fiction one.
Dislikes: Okay, this book is spooky, especially in light of today’s news-reports. The old woman’s death really bothered me.
Likes: Mr. Bradbury showed a lot of hope here. Even when all hope seems gone, intelligence, individuality, and creativity will survive. Please don’t think that I’m just talking about book-learning, I’m not. Just plain critical thinking and personal responsibility skills will survive in the long run. Also, my copy came with a few essays about the book, and they added to the atmosphere of the story.
Favorite Character: It would be Clarisse McClellan.
Favorite Quote: “Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”
Favorite Scene: It would be when Montag met up with the other illegals. It was great.
Conclusion: This is a great book. I highly recommend it for at least one reading.