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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

what I thought about "the illustrated man"

This was a re-read for me, by my boyfriend Ray Bradbury, only it feels cheap to call him that, because he's so much more than my boyfriend. He is probably my most cherished writer. If you follow my tweets you may have seen my upset last week when I thought I had lost my signed copy of "Something Wicked This Way Comes." It was a bad day until my mom said she had borrowed it.

"The Illustrated Man" is a great collection, most of the stories strong, with recurring themes about censorship, human nature, the role of technology in our lives, how to gain self-worth, how to parent, love, forgiveness . . . I don't know if there is any important life lesson you can't learn from reading Ray Bradbury. What a treasure. I love him.

2 comments:

tipsybaker said...

I don't think I have ever read RB and must correct this.

All8 said...

He's one of my favorites too. His story about the man that didn't want to be reached at all times was really about me. He made it so that you couldn't tell , but it's really me, dancing on my watch/phone, waiting for the funny farm attendants to pull up and whisk me off.