I wasn’t a huge fan of Bradbury’s writing, but the story is quite good.
The message of the book is similar to “Brave New World” – in the future, humans are so artificially satisfied that thinking deeply about anything is discouraged, even considered sinister. Thus, books are outlawed, lest they cause people to think too deeply about their current predicament.
The book has a growing sense of horror, and I admit to being seriously freaked out at the cliffhanger at the end of Book Two.
All in all, a good book to have read, but not one I would appreciate were it not considered a modern classic.