I liked the idea and the premise of the book. The concept of burning books in a repressive society. How this is something terrifying that I can see happening because it had happened already… The act of burning books is a strong statement of censorship, repression, and fear from the political forces since:
“ Governments don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. That is against their interests. They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation. ” — George Carlin
So I love the idea of the story. However, I feel that the book is a little bit confusing and all over the place… I mean that the narration sometimes is so convulsive that it’s hard to follow. At moments, I didn’t understand what the author was saying or where he was going… And some other times everything was so clear and so good… I can see the themes, the symbols (poison blood, the mirrors, the juxtaposition of fire as an element to warm up and as an element of destruction), and the romantic elements of nature and its perfection over the human creation that even though the technology is predominant, nature always find its way into it… so maybe I was just too excited to read this book and I had so many expectations of the book… that I got a little bit disappointed because it’s not what I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong it is a good book, but not the best I have read so far in the classics bucket.
The movie: an outrageous waste of money. The romanticization of Clarice and Montag, the extra mysterious elements and forced final… and the rebels… not the best adaptation of a book.
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