YOU HAD TO SNEAK INTO MY ROOM JUST TO READ MY DIARY

Posted on September 9, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door…Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?”, wrote Ray Bradbury in one of his masterpieces, Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel published in 1953. The importance of being free to interpret the world by ourselves, without being influenced by the media, is clearly a fundamental theme of the story: books represent the enemy, things to be destroyed because they could “poison” the minds of people totally used to watch television and blindly accept what the State says.
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