Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Tim Robbins does justice to this dystopian classic.
💜 This is part poetry, part prose. A hybrid. It does make it harder to grasp at first because it doesn't follow a natural speech pattern. But once you get into it, it's mesmerising and I think it's all part of Bradbury's world building. Disturbed people for a disturbing world.
💚 The portrayal of human behaviour is unexpected and strange. It's boiled down to the barest emotions. It's unsettling, but also intriguing. It makes me do mental acrobatics and changes my perspective for the duration of the read.
🧡 I don't see this as a great work of commentary on society. I think it's brilliant as a dystopia and a literary exercise, but hardly subtle or nuanced.
💛 This was written just a few years after 1984. Oh to be a book reviewer at that time. I think my head would have exploded.