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The Martian Chronicles - Community Reviews back

by Ray Bradbury
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 years ago
The Martian Chronicles is an amazing collection of interconnected stories about Mars. Human missions to Mars, religious missions to Mars, nervous breakdowns on Mars, etc... Even though some of the tales are outdated by today's views, the underlying values and messages remain the same; they are timel...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 3 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2011, published-1950, sci-fi, little-green-men, fraudio, autumn-2015, re-visit-2015, play-dramatisation, beautifully-put, author-love, radio-4, lit-richer Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from November 23, 2011 to September 14, 2015 blurb - The people of Earth are p...
warrior
warrior rated it 4 years ago
Incredibly odd and disturbing, few books have made me think - or feel - as much as this one has.
warrior
warrior rated it 4 years ago
Incredibly odd and disturbing, few books have made me think - or feel - as much as this one has.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 4 years ago
This was an assigned text for my brother, but after I finished reading all my texts for the year I got desperate and read all his.Mark Monday's review is clever and engaging and got me thinking about this one and did I ever bother to post a review (NO). Discussions of classic sci fi at the dinner ta...
So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it 4 years ago
I read this the first time in middle school; more than three decades later I marveled at how much detail I remembered. Bradbury's style goes down easy but his ideas linger. Short-story-style format allows plenty of space for points of view both comforting and alienating--and it's the white Earth mal...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
I'd forgotten some of these stories. And didn't remember they could be as deeply poetic and emotional as Ylla whithout talking of love. A decade of seasoning has certainly helped. Dash of maturity, more patient reading. Like growing up to discover wine was not the bitter and wrong tasting thing you ...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 4 years ago
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is really the collection I should've read right after The Illustrated Man. Not that One More for the Road was in any way bad--I was just expecting greatness, especially after the rush I felt after finishing The Illustrated Man. This is an excellent collection,...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 5 years ago
Bradbury's imagination draws on midwestern American culture, iconography and mythology to imagine a future history of human interaction with Mars. A profound cold-war pessimism informs his vision.Bradbury offers a wide ranging, if somewhat simplistic critique of patriarchy, racism, greed and materia...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
One of Bradbury's rare novels (Fahrenheit 451 is another), my memory of it from my read decades ago as a teen was that it was amazing. On reread I feel its age shows. The Chronicles are a series of 26 vignettes first published in 1950 with two stories going back to 1948 and it's as if it took the so...
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