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The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
The Illustrated Man
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He was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could bear the voiced murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.The Illustrated ManRay Bradbury brings wonders alive. A peerless American storyteller, his oeuvre has been... show more
He was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could bear the voiced murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.The Illustrated ManRay Bradbury brings wonders alive. A peerless American storyteller, his oeuvre has been celebrated for decades--from The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 to Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury --a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness ... the sight of gray dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere ... the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world. He was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. A peerless American storyteller, his oeuvre has been celebrated for decades--from The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 to Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes. THE ILLUSTRATED MAN is classic Bradbury--a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness...the sight of gray dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere...the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury's THE ILLUSTRATEDMAN is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780380973842 (0380973847)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
4.0 The Illustrated Man
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.
Sophie Reads Stuff
Sophie Reads Stuff rated it
4.5 Ambition: 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...
Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it
4.0 L'homme illustré
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...
Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 The Illustrated Man
--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
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.0 The Illustrated Man
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...
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