Saturday, May 7, 2011

Reading list: firefighting

At the Independent Alice-Azania Jarvis came up with a reading list on firefighting which included one novel:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury's classic imagines a world where firemen don't put out fires – they start them, holding regular book burnings. In a world where independent thought and creativity are frowned upon, the superficial signs – the songs and rituals – of contentment are prized. Amid the forced optimism is fireman Guy Montag, whose own doubts about the system are reinforced when his well-read neighbour, Clarisse, disappears.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue