John J. Miller writes a lovely paean to Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury. Bradbury is one of the good guys. I met him (interviewed him for over an hour, actually) in the late 1960’s when I was a student and immediately liked him. Still do. Because Fahrenheit 451 is about education (reading) and the corruption of society--especially the education system--and if you like it, allow me to recommend Jarry Pournelle’s (he wrote it with Charles Sheffield) Higher Education: A Jupiter Novel . This is meant as a sort of boys "coming of age story" about the lack of education, and what happens to one young man who has some potential. The boy grows up. A very good read with a good point. Great for boys in their early teens (and adults, of course). Here is a short review of it.