Ray Bradbury died today. I find this very saddening as Fahrenheit 451 was some of the best required reading I ever experienced in school. It should not just be school curriculum. It should be life curriculum. If you have not read it, do so. I, for my part, am going to make it my mission to read it again.
And for those of you non-readers, the book was serialized on the pages of Playboy Magazine. Just read it for the pictures.
Full disclosure: I have not read the book since Junior High so I can not remember if it has any offensive bits but since it was required reading in JUNIOR HIGH, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that it is fairly clean.