If you could save just one book, which one would it be?
- Michel chose The Brothers Karamazov
- Linda chose The Shack
- Racine chose Slaughterhouse-Five
- Sean chose 1984
- Gaye chose East of Eden
- Connie chose Gone with the Wind
- Ben chose Principia Mathematica
- Noelle chose The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- James chose A Wrinkle in Time
- Clare chose Hannah Coulter
- Heidi chose Redeeming Love
- Patricia chose Fahrenheit 451
- Sara chose Leaves of Grass
- Jessica chose Jurassic Park
- Johanna chose Watership Down
- Mike chose Brave New World
For the 9th year in a row, readers in and around Wichita will be able to participate in the City's annual literary tradition, Big Read Wichita from Oct. 1-Nov. 15. The book selected for our community to read and discuss is the classic novel, Fahrenheit 451 by acclaimed Science Fiction author Ray Bradbury.
The story follows Guy Montag, a fireman. Montag lives in a world where television has replaced literature. Books are illegal, and firemen are responsible for destroying them along with the houses that hold them. After Montag secretly takes a book from a house his team burns down, he begins to question everything he has been told.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Cover art by Matt Owen.