I finished this book a few weeks ago and I just haven’t had the time to write my final response until now. I have such mixed emotions about this book. It took me a very long time to connect to the book as a whole. And I’m not going to give the ending away, but there’s a happy ending. I am such a sucker for a happy ending. But within that happy ending there were some disappointing moments. I was angry at the wife for her actions, and I was rooting so hard for her and the main character to find their groove, to work it out. I wanted him to make her believe in the goodness of books instead of fearing it. I won’t dwell too much on what unfolded between her and him, but I must say that I am glad he got a way.
As much as I had a tough time finishing this book, I kind of wish there was a part 2, because I would love to know how life changed for the main character and the ones he started traveling with after the war came. Do books ever exist without being a crime?
Until next time, until the next book…
After finishing Eat.Pray.Love, picking up Fahrenheit 45 was a big change in pace. I am going to be honest though, it has been a bit of a struggle for me to truly connect to this book. In the first part of the book, the same question continuously crossed my mind. ‘But just why are they burning the books?’ And it did not start making sense until the second half of the book.
Now I could be completely wrong about this theory and please correct me if I am wrong. From th direction that the book is going right now, it seems as though the reason behind burning the books, is because whoever is running the society does not want the people to obtain knowledge. The less they know, the less they can question why. But I do not agree with this. I feel like if they have the knowledge, they understand the why and that causes less issues. Even if they burn the books, that doesn’t get rid of the knowledge or ideas that they have already obtained.
I am not done with the book yet, so I will be uploading a response with my final ideas about this book.
Have you book? What are your thoughts?