Fahrenheit 451 Review Rating :4/5 stars In a one sentence review, the story is about a man who indulges in something forbidden and eventually delves into a deeper conflict that changes his life forever. My overall rating for this book is a 9/10 due to its plot and the way the story plays out. The book begins with a house being burned by a fire. But the fire isn’t being prevented by firemen, it is being caused by them. This starts to develop our main character, Guy Montag, and his role in society. He then later goes home, revealing another important part of the story, along with his wife, Mildred, who attempts suicide upon introduction. The future in this story is much more twisted than ours is. The fireman, Montag, eventually starts getting the feeling that he must know what the books hold inside the pages and why they are so bad to read. His superior, Captain Beatty, is beginning to get suspicious of Montag and visits his home to lead him on that its normal for a fireman to crack open a book once in their careers. Montag then remembers an old man he once met named Faber, who was once a professor.