Once a writer and now a vagabond living outside the city, Granger is the leader of other intellectuals forced to live as tramps. They call themselves the Book People and one of their tasks is to save books from being destroyed. He meets Guy who has escaped from the police and becomes his third mentor. Granger demonstrates Guy that fire is a destructive force – it can also bring warmth and comfort. His attitude towards the society is similar – he uses modern technologies to prepare the route to a new bright future for those who survive the destruction of the city. Granger is a new Moses, self-confident and smart enough to build a completely different type of society. And freedom to read will be one of its principal landmarks.
Granger in the Essays