Eric Binu

Published: 1953

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Political Fiction

Awards: American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel

Fahrenheit 451 is a book set in a dystopian world of mass censorship and deception. The book follows Montag, a fireman who works to set things on fire, not put them out. Montag has an important job for the government, he sets books on fire to ensure no information is fed to people other than from mass media. His world changes, however when he is found in possession of a book and turns to a life of rebellion.

Fahrenheit 451 explores a world where people are ignorant about the importance of literature because of external influences. The book ultimately shows how hope is always visible at the end of the road and how people who search for it are bound to find it. This book is a great read, but sometimes complex in wording, that I would recommend to any Science Fiction lover.

“It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things blackened and changed”