Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fahrenheit 451

My 15 year old grandson was assigned to read Fahrenheit 451 for his English class.  As he read he kept telling me how confusing it was and how he really didn't like it.  Well, having never read it before (I know, shame on me), I decided to read it so I could talk with him about it and maybe help him understand it a little better.

And, what do you know, it turned out to be one of those books that I LOVED.  It's full of symbolism and moral lessons and it was kind of exciting.  So, if you haven't read Fahrenheit 451 I would recommend it highly.

You  probably already know this, but it's about, in part, a fireman who starts fires instead of putting them out.  He burns books, just as Benjamin Franklin did as the very first fireman, according to Ray Bradbury anyway.  Read it, you'll like it!

And now I'm off the the DMV to take my mom to get her CA drivers license.  Wish me luck!


  1. Hi. I did something similar with my grandson. Asked him what he was reading so I could relate a little. He was reading Ender's Game (and sequels) by Orson Scott Card. What a treat that was...we had some fun discussions and I discovered a great author. I'm a YA writer but blog about my life and interests. Come check me out in A-Z blog.

    1. Sharon, I will LOVE to check out your blog. And thanks for the tip on Orson Scott Card. How old is your grandson?

  2. I've never read Farenheit 451 either. It always sounded like some sci fi creepy icky thing. Maybe it is, but now you've motivated me to at least check it out. Maybe it's free on Kindle :)

  3. I hope it is free on Amazon and that you like it. It's fun to find those books that you've never read and end up loving.