Fahrenheit 451, Week 1

Welcome to January's Online Book Club discussion. This month, we're reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. 

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

Fahrenheit 451 is about Guy Montag, a fireman who spends his days burning books because he lives in a society in which books are outlawed. Montag doesn't question book burning or his empty life until he meets Clarisse. Clarisse tells him about a past that was filled with books and information and helps him to question everything that he has ever known. 

If you want to follow along with us, but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the Fahrenheit 451 movie starring Michael B. Jordan. Check out the trailer above if you want to get a feel for how the story plays out on the screen. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you are only watching the movie and not reading the book.

Next week, we're discussing the first section, "The Hearth and the Salamander," so make sure you read that before checking in on the blog post. I hope to hear from you in the comments section!