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Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In this lavishly illustrated labor of love, Jerry Weist -- Sotheby's fantasy and science fiction collectibles expert and longtime Ray Bradbury friend and collector -- gives us a unique "visual biography," a one-of-a-kind celebration of the life, career, and genius of one of America's most beloved literary giants.The works of Ray Bradbury have been read and revered for more ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by William Morrow & Company
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Philip Burt
Jul 04, 2012 Philip Burt rated it it was amazing
I was really amazed by all the illustrations collected that neatly tie together Bradbury's Life and work. As an avid Bradbury reader, some of the illustrations and photos brought back some recollections from growing up and some of the ways his work has enriched my view of the world. It was also interesting to learn more about his ties to other mediums, such as comic books, theatre and even, television. Most impressive was how in-depth this book was in such areas as sharing some of his key writte ...more
Nov 10, 2015 Al rated it liked it
A great coffee table book for fans of the classic science fiction author.
Mike Lester
Aug 14, 2011 Mike Lester rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book filled with amazing artwork and many nice surprises (Bradbury's own paintings and notes, pages from his journals where he muses over potential titles, etc.) More than just a coffee table book, more than just a pictorial biography, this is a peek behind the curtain at the wizard at work, and a nice trip down memory lane for those of us who grew up with Bradbury and his books.
Jan 23, 2010 Gina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pre-2009, 5-star
This book is awesome. I love the artwork and because I collect the different editions of Bradbury's books it is also useful to me. This is a book that I love to take down and look at from time to time and see how different artists interpreted the same stories.
David Allen
Sep 26, 2009 David Allen rated it liked it
Art and photos related to Bradbury's career, with some (hagiographic) text. Inessential, but a nice compendium for fans. I especially liked seeing the covers of all the various paperback editions of his classic titles.
Johnny Carruthers
Dec 07, 2014 Johnny Carruthers marked it as to-read
Shelves: nonfiction, sfref
This was the last book I bought from Hawley-Cooke. I bought it the day they closed; a week before they reopened as Borders.
Dec 31, 2008 Steve rated it it was amazing
...A truly GREAT one!!!
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