I wouldn’t say I love this book, but more of I somehow appreciate it now than I did before. It was required reading for my English class in high school, so basically anything that we had to read and get tested on I hated. I remember complaining about Fahrenheit 451 being a pointless read and calling it “stupid”. See how childish I was in regards to reading books for an English class. Thinking about it now, I will admit I was dumb for making those comments.
This book and 1984 are what brought my interest in reading more dystopian themed novels. As an avid reader, I am glad that I did read it. Ray Bradbury depicts a society where the citizens renounce the freedom of reading and books are banned (if you had them, you’re house gets burned down) as more technological entertainment become available, thus, causing many to lose interest in reading. As much as I love technology, it’s hard to imagine living in a place where there are no books. For those who don’t like to read would probably not care so much; however, I think people often forget sometimes the importance of reading books. For me books are not just a form entertainment. They make you learn, understand, and sometimes make you see things from a different perspective, and may change how you view the world. Overall, books are thought-provoking and I honestly wouldn’t know what I would do if they become nonexistent.