Book Review #196
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Rating: two stars (out of four)
From the very first sentence I was hooked, I almost couldn't put it down. When I get books I usually tend to read just the first sentence, to get a little taste, a snip it of what the book will be like, or if the first sentence is especially good, I forget that that is all I'm going to read and wind up finishing the book in one fell swoop. This was almost the case for this book.
The beginning I absolutely loved, I thought it was amazing how Ray Bradbury had created this society that was so different, and yet so alike to the one we live in now, I specifically loved the firemen, and how their roles had changed so drastically. Somewhere after the first 30 pages though, the spark of interest died down. I found myself less then completely enthralled with this novel. The language was a bit annoying at times, and I found some of the violence to be a little more dramatic then needed. I was unsatisfied with where if left you in the end. I had expected something different and it had dwindled down to almost nothing, when it had had such a roaring start in the beginning.
Overall I really liked the whole concept of the novel and thought that it was really intriguing, but at the end I wasn't totally amazed, nor was my head buzzing with questions and ideas. I can't say that I didn't enjoy it, but I'm not putting it on my all time favorites list anytime soon, I'd still recommend it though.