The Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury's remarkable collection of stories -- all told on the skin of a man. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection. If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might... show more
Ray Bradbury's remarkable collection of stories -- all told on the skin of a man. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection. If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art...Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, acid, a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories -- voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future. Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations...the seventeenth is your own future told on the skin of the Illustrated Man.
Publish date: August 2002
Publisher: Voyager Classics / Harper Collins
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
It is always a thrill to read works by Ray Bradbury, and this was no exception. If you are ever looking for a literary palate cleanser, I'd say you can't go wrong with Bradbury.
Ray Bradbury is one of the strongest influences on my writing, and this book is no exception to that. More than just astronauts in rocket ships, Ray Bradbury's work resonates and impacts our own world and lives. This collection of short stories ranges from planets of the future, desperate explorat...
Un recueil de nouvelles assez intéressant, très bien écrit, avec plusieurs idées extrêmement intéressantes que l'on a pu voir dans différents films de science-fiction à travers les dernières décennies. Une préférence personnelle pour trois nouvelles : Les Boules de Feu (critiquant l'ethnocentrisme e...
--Prologue: The Illustrated Man--The Veld--Kaleidoscope--The Other Foot--The Highway--The Man--The Long Rain--Usher II--The Last Night of the World--The Rocket--No Particular Night or Morning--The Fox and the Forest--The Visitor--Marionettes, Inc.--The City--Zero Hour--The Playground--Epilogue
I don't remember exactly why I bought this book, and I think it has been on my TBR for the last two years. But as I'm trying to actually read my TBR, I came across the Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, most famous of course for his novel Fahrenheit 451. And, I really was surprised at how much I lik...