R.I.P, Ray Bradbury

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2 Responses to “R.I.P, Ray Bradbury”

  1. derek Says:

    Fahrenheit 451, was a great, but nearly universally misunderstood work.

    Xanthippa says:

    The first book by him I read was ‘The Martian Chronicles’ – it was, in fact, the very first book I had read in both Czech and English.

    I first read in in grade 4 – I had read it so many times, it was the very second book (after Astrid Lindgren’s ‘Children of Bullerbin’, which I used to self-teach how to read) which I had memorized completely.

    Along with Mark Twain’s short stories and Verne’s books, Bradbury shaped my developing mind.

    • derek Says:

      yeah, i read martian chronicles as well. looking at it now, i think the whole cold-war anti-war catastrophe theme seems corny in retrospect, though perhaps valid at the time, it was still masterfully written.

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