Fahrenheit 451, was a great, but nearly universally misunderstood work.
The first book by him I read was ‘The Martian Chronicles’ – it was, in fact, the very first book I had read in both Czech and English.
I first read in in grade 4 – I had read it so many times, it was the very second book (after Astrid Lindgren’s ‘Children of Bullerbin’, which I used to self-teach how to read) which I had memorized completely.
Along with Mark Twain’s short stories and Verne’s books, Bradbury shaped my developing mind.
yeah, i read martian chronicles as well. looking at it now, i think the whole cold-war anti-war catastrophe theme seems corny in retrospect, though perhaps valid at the time, it was still masterfully written.