Boozy Books: Fahrenheit 451

Hello everyone! Welcome to Boozy Books! It’s been an insanely busy week of rehearsal so forgive the inevitable briefness of this post. Today during lunch a few of my colleagues and I were reminiscing about books we had read in high school. Our favorites and the ones we threw into the swimming pool three quarters of the way through… (*cough* Lord of the Flies). Amongst a few disagreements we all fervently agreed that Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is a masterpiece.

If you haven’t read it, please do so. Taking place in a dystopian future in which books are outlawed, this story confronts censorship and the willful destruction of knowledge by those in power. Following Guy Montag, a “fireman” whose job is to find and burn books, the novel follows his progression from follower to free thinker as he begins stealing books and appreciating their content. Fahrenheit 451 is a fascinating, thoughtful, engaging piece and Bradbury at his finest. I swear, after reading it I wanted to hug all my books and whisper that nothing would ever happen to them.

Drink Fireball with this one. Haha get it? Cause of the book burning… Yeah, you got it. Better yet mix Fireball with hard cider for an ah-inducing refreshment.


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