Fahrenheit 451 is classic Science Fiction by one of the masters of the genre' Ray Bradbury.
His name is Guy Montag. He's a fireman, and has been so for ten years. And he gets paid to set books on fire. It's normal, and part of this insane society in which he lives. They burn books with lowest reguard to what is in them. Not only that, but it is against the law to hold or read these books. It's as if they've been brainwashed by the Government, not being able to think for themselves. Shootings, killings, and car wrecks are all part of their normal life.
When he comes across a strange girl named Clarisse McClellan, who tells him of a past when people were not afraid of firemen, and when those firemen put out fires, he becomes puzzled. And then, after his fire squad burns down a house full of books and a woman, who was inside the house, his life starts to change. He realises that there was a man behind these books, in which it took hours to scribe their words on to paper. Years of hard work, he had been busy burning for his job as a fireman. And when Professor Faber tells him of a past when there was no censorship, when the people thought for themselves, he suddenly knows what he must do. The only question is, will he be able to avoid being burned by firemen?
Great book! Action, adventure, and a totally unexpected ending are just a few of the things that make this book great. It is quite disturbing, displaying no one thinks for themselves. Quite scary, and it's what makes this book unique and interesting from others I have read.
Title: Fahrenheit 451