Thursday, December 17, 2009

Farenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the first part of the book better than the second half. The second part of the book was more of the philosophical ponderings of the action that took place at the beginning. I didn't think this book was so much about censorship as it was about the importance of standing up for what is right. Censorship (e.g., burning books) just happened to be what so many people failed to prevent from happening. There's also quite a commentary on the evils of the mass media and how television is damaging because it give the viewer no time to think or imagine, but forces emotions and thoughts. I'm glad I listened to it on audio tape, because I may have had a hard time finishing it.

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2 comments:

Aimee said...
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Aimee said...

Hmm, interesting. I remember really enjoying this book. But then again I was in 8th grade and a 13 year old's mind is much different than a 27 year old's.