As a part of The Big Read--a national movement aimed at creating a country of readers--in libraries across Queens, we are reading and delving into the themes of the classic Fahrenheit 451. We will explore Ray Bradbury's novel--a character-driven, thought-provoking read set in a dystopian future world that is still recognizable--through free book discussions, film screenings and more community activities open to any and all in the community.
Read the book and want to sink your teeth into another novel that makes you think and assess your own values? Try these:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
What kind of individuals arise from cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control?
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Not to be confused with the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, Fforde explores a world where social castes and protocols are rigidly defined by acuteness of personal color perception.
Can you think of any others? Add your suggestions in the comments below.