Fahrenheit 451 is about a fireman, Guy. However, since this is in the future, books are illegal and TV dominates. Guy's job is to set fire to books, and the house they're in. When a new young neighbor, Clarissa, moves in, he learns about how books were once legal and the moving stories in them. When she disappears (which was strange since she was somehow always around), his wife attempts suicide, and he realizes he's unhappy, he begins to hide books in his home. Once found out, he goes on the run.