Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A book about book burning, that’s this in a nutshell. Of course, that isn’t it at all. This dystopian classic will literally speak to you on *so* many levels. It is, to quote the blurb on the back, terrifyingly prophetic.
Meet Guy Montag. He’s a fireman, but not the kind you’re familiar with. Instead of pumping water to stop the flames, kerosene emerges, full throttle, from his equipment. The target? Books — and the houses they are found in. Because, dear reader, books are the reason for all of the world’s problems.
A meeting with a teenage neighbour changes everything and soon, he questions the world around him and his place in it. And, I have absolutely no doubt that as soon you read this book, so will you.
For me, dystopian fiction speaks to my soul. It challenges my perceptions, forcing me to consider the past, the present and the future under a different lens. Fahrenheit 451 did this when it was originally published and continues to do so today ~ Sophie
‘There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing’ ~ Guy Montag