by Ray Bradbury
Analysis: Writing Style
As critic after critic has pointed out, the prose of Fahrenheit 451 is less than literary fiction: “Her face was slender and milk-white, and it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with a tireless curiosity. It was a look of almost pale surprise; the dark eyes [our italics]” were probably full of several more noun-adjective pairs. While this novel isn’t praised for its sentence construction, it’s famous today for its story, its message, its important questions and incredibly relevant concerns.