My name is Montag.
Except, it isn’t.
Montag is the protagonist of Fahrenheit 451, a sci-fi novel that was written by Ray Bradbury in 1953. It is set in a future where old books are burned but where this isn’t a bad thing – it is law, and everyday normality. The story describes Montag’s gradual awakening to the subtle barriers that his society erects in the way of free thought.
Modern society may be starting to resemble the insidious dystopia that Bradbury imagines. This blog is an attempt to explore that idea – and have a lot of writerly fun along the way.
Oh and in case you didn’t twig, the title of this blog comes from that classic Oasis song Don’t Look Back in Anger.