Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Summary: person escapes the system in which he was complacent. Reflection on how we live our lives on autopilot and are ‘trapped’ by the system.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. The book’s tagline explains the title: “Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns …”