Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 Cover

It Would Be Just My Luck


I read this book when I was around 14 years old, which may be the optimum time for reading it. But even at the time I found the premise contrived to throw a scare into thinkers of all ages. What really bothered me was the ending when the hero joins the group that is memorizing great works of literature so they will not be lost. I figured it would just my luck to get stuck with War and Peace instead of something along the lines of The Red Badge of Courage.