It has only been in the past few years that I have really taken to reading. While there have been some books that vex me--Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, there are also books that have simply awed me.
Today's review is one of those books. Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing book written by Ray Bradbury. Bradbury's view of a future society where books are illegal to read is simply prescient. This book was written in 1953 and Bradbury laid out a future that too closely resembles our own.
While books aren't illegal to read right now, the concepts behind what created that situation as well as many other peripheral ideas, like "ear thimbles" and political correctness certainly are. Also are the ideas that people have given up the right to think freely in order to live "happily."
This book is an easy read and will make your open your eyes to what is going on now. Really, grab this book. I cannot recommend it highly enough.