Why I bought it? I was going through a list of some of the best books ever written and picked out a few that I hadn't read. Next time I was at the store, I picked this one up. It made the top cut because of the concept (plus the fact that I couldn't believe I'd never read it--but I think there are probably a significant number of people these days who haven't).
Synopsis: Guy Montag works as a fireman. Starting fires not putting them out. In a society set on eliminating the written word, he wields a flame thrower dedicated to burning books. He loves his job. Then he meets a girl who introduces him to the past and a professor who makes him think about the future.
What I thought? At 179 pages I thought it would be a quick read. Ha! It didn't take me that long to actually read it, but it was no quick read. The images and ideas in it have stayed with me and worked my brain in quiet moments ever since I read it. There is a reason that it has been so incredibly popular for the last 56 years. I was amazed at how well it has weathered the test of time. It is just as current today as it was when it was written. Eerily so in some places. You can't go wrong with this one. I loved this one. If you haven't read it, it's one you need to search out.
My Rating: *****
Cleanness Score: 3 of 10, There is really not much in this one except situational things and some adult themes.