I sometimes think people rate classics high because they felt they were supposed to and not because they are a good read. I am trying to read more "classics" and am fairly consistently disappointed. This book was no exception to that. While I found it entertaining at times, I didn't find it captivating or life changing. In fact, it was somewhat difficult and disjointed at times. I am glad I read it (if only because I felt I was supposed to) but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to others. Let's see what other Bradbury books say to me.