451 degrees centigrade is the temperature that paper in a book catches fire. The story focuses on the fireman Montag who is unhappy with his work burning books in a technocratic state, in order to prevent any questions asked. It takes place just before an atomic war. Montag is fighting his own cultural war against the wastes of a materialistic state. The American Ray Bradbury was a prolific writer os science fiction, fantasy and horror. Although very imaginative, the story has not dated well. It does, however, give many interesting ideas on how to combat the dangers of a materialistic world. Fundamentally, the world he creates is not easily believed.
C.C. (U.K., 2016)