Book on Fire

fahrenheitRay Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
Imagine a world where firemen do not put out fire, but start it, and what they burn is books. And yet, “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.” For those who cherish literature, this is IT, the ultimate ode to books. Fahrenheit 451 has an orwellian mood mixed with blazing flames. I’m not sure the emotion is there, maybe I was disconnected when I was reading it. Still, it is a must-read. Can’t wait to see the movie. Oh and my favorite quote is (a small caprice of mine) : “The sun burnt every day. It burnt Time. The world rushed in a circle and turned on its axis and time was busy burning the years and the people anyway, without any help from him. So if he burnt things with the firemen and the sun burnt Time, that meant that everything burnt!”

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