Book Review 451 Essay

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Book Review

Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, was known for writing novel on the topic of dystopias and futuristic worlds. The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Come were two other popular titles of his work (Biography Channel) . He was born on August 22, 1920 and died on June 5, 2012 (Biography Channel). He was born in Waukegan, Illinois. When he was a teenager, he and his family moved out to California where he would roam Hollywood. The first pay he received from writing was for a joke on the Burns & Allen Show (Jepson and Johnston). His later accomplishments in life are said to of happened because of Snow Longley Housh and Jeannet Johnson, two of his teachers in school. They taught him poetry and how to writer short stories (Jepson and Johnston). His first published short story was "Hollerbochen's Dilemma," printed in 1938 in Imagination, an amateur fan magazine. As he became more and more serious about his writing career, he had a few people help him out along the way. Henry Kuttner, Leigh Brackett, Robert Heinlein and Henry Hasse were said to be his mentors in his earlier years of writing. Later down the road he did indeed get married to Marguerite "Maggie" McClure and had four daughters, Susan's sisters, Ramona, Bettina and Alexandra (Jepson and Johnston). The O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, and the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award were only a few awards Bradbury accomplished through his writings (Harper). The book, Fahrenheit a 451, as I must state, did not make the top of my list. It is not that I think this book was completely horrible; it was just not one of my favorites. It was just a difficult read and became confusing at times. It jumped from narrating to describing action then to someone’s thoughts without any warning. I must say, however; the concept and plot of the book was interesting and made the audience really think. I respected the fact that Bradbury made the setting in