This book takes place in a world where books are burnt and society at-large is docile. Firefighters are called to places to burn books and anything that the government deems unnecessary. The characters are in an almost sleep like state where people are afraid of books, consumerism is stressed, families are not encouraged, personal happiness is urged, and the government dictates everything. This story follows Guy Montag – a firefighter, and his coming to self-realization when a unknown girl talks to him. He realizes that he hasn’t looked at the world around him and begins to question everything.
I liked how Bradberry put televisions in the walls where the government can observe everything, and the scene where there is a manhunt for Montag after he killed his so-called friend the fire chief. Also, i was enraged at how his wife deserts him and how her friends are completely freaked out that Montag brought a book home. The book is an easy to read and follow along and I think Bradberry is stressing for one to think for him or herself.