The Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless American storyteller, the most bewitching force in the universe is human nature. In these eighteen startling tales unfolding across a canvas of tattooed skin, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural... show more
Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless American storyteller, the most bewitching force in the universe is human nature. In these eighteen startling tales unfolding across a canvas of tattooed skin, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—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.
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages no: 281
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...