“I wrote... So as not to be dead.”
Ray Bradbury is masterful. I love Fahrenheit 451 and I'm excited to be exploring his other works. Bradbury's insights and social commentary through story is incredible. Considering this book in particular, there were some stories I really liked and others that for me were just ok. On the whole it's a great collection and I'm looking forward to reading more of his writing.
“You could here the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.”
Eighteen startling visions of humankind‘s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin.
Another great collection from Ray Bradbury. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Quite different to other books I‘ve read, full of short science fiction stories which really kept my attention with the unique stories. Good choice for my second book of 2019.
#secondbook #recommend #secondbook #2019reads
These stories are absolutely chilling but so beautifully written as to be charming. Bradbury crafted a perfect short story collection.
"Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos. What's even more remarkable, and increasingly disturbing, is that the illustrations are themselves magically alive, and each proceeds to unfold its own story"
This retro cover ? is awesome, and another Bradbury book added to my TBR??
Has anyone read this book? It sounds interesting. I heard about it on Criminal Minds.
#QuotsyJune18 #summer #beverage
I'm playing catch up so I'm combining prompts and picking a quote about THE summer beverage from Ray Bradbury. 🍋
Going with a lemonade-tagged image online that looks more like ice water with lemon, but the background had more of that summer night vibe that I was looking for, so needs must. 😆
My partner and I decided to take turns reading aloud to each other from The Illustrated Man. So fun!
1) This is currently all I have up. They'll come down soon to be packed.
2) Read Harder, Reading Women, and Popsugar challenges. And the #poetrychallenge here on Litsy.
4) Oceans and starry night skies
5) I have a lot of books planned for 2018 so picking one I'm most excited for is hard. I'm excited to finally read the tagged book.
Found this book title in another story a few months ago #Faithful #AliceHoffman loved the other so much I had to find the inspiration. Only 50 pages in and already can't get enough. #dystopiandoneright.
Check out Noah's new leg tattoo. He already has tattoos down both arms and a few on his back and sides. I'm marrying my very own illustrated man (minus the Bradbury horror).
I'm moving in June! But we are making it easier by starting to pack now which means I have to decide which books to keep out for the next 2 months! Here's what I came up with. 20 print copies that I've been meaning to get to on my shelves. (Got a little of everything and a re-read). Please comment if you think one or two of these will put me in a reading slump!
All the love and thanks to @Reese_Pearly.Pages for nailing my Valentine's gifts so hard that the Hubs will have to go full on flash mob to top it! Love the books (and I have a thing for short stories so I'm super excited for the Illustrated Man, and a thing for killer robots and apocalypses!), and those page pointers are something I've wanted for a long time! Love the stickers and the card, just love it all! @BookishMarginalia #CupidGoesPostal
"We're all fools," said Clemens, "all the time. It's just we're a different kind each day. We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly."
I have #multiplecopies of Frankenstein. I can't resist buying copies of this novel. I have the same "problem" with Ray Bradbury books. I COULD spend the money I use to buy multiple copies of the same book on completely new books with new plots and new characters, but it just doesn't end up working out that way. ?
In the Illustrated Man, Martian Chronicles continues, just as the Illustrated Man himself continues on in Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury walks you though a ceaseless spectrum of emotions lightly framed in the motif of a nameless protagonist who has come upon the Illustrated Man, a circus performer haunted by his mutable, premonitory tattoos. Like Martian Chronicles, though not all Martian themed, this collection is expertly spun.
"The Veldt" is my favorite short story ever. I don't want to say too much — since it's easy to spoil something so short — but it's really good. Gives you that nice uneasy feeling Bradbury excels at. Great for #scaretober. #shortstories #quickread #booktober
Day two of the #booktober challenge and I'm already behind (oops). Here's day 1 of most anticipated. I've been wanting to get to the Illustrated Man for FOREVER and I've been wanting to do a reread of The Golem and the Jinni for a while. No time like the fall, right?