By: Ray Bradbury
My Rating: Two out of Five Stars
I tried. I really did.
I get it. I really do.
I was bored. I really was.
CENSORSHIP blah blah blah IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION blah blah blah FORCED HAPPINESS blah blah blah KEEP FEELINGS TO YOURSELF blah blah blah BOOKS OPEN EYES blah blah blah SUPPRESSED INTELLECTUAL THINKING blah blah blah TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT CONTROL blah blah blah MONOLOGUE MONOLOGUE MONOLOGUE blah blah BORING.
No wonder high school kids hate to read.
Want to teach kids the same things but not bore them to tears? How about having them read The Hunger Games, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Uglies, Ready Player One, Enders Game, Wool, or The Giver. Does it need to be a “modern classic?” 1984 and A Brave New World have great stories and are excellent jumping-off points for discussion. Does it have to be Bradbury? How about The Exiles, one of the short stories in The Illustrated Man.
The best part of was the forward by Neil Gaiman.
Now, I know some people love Fahrenheit and Ray Bradbury, so I reserve the right to change my mind in the future. Books change as we change. Maybe next time I’ll get it.