The Veldt: A Play
We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has...more
The story is dark, cynical look at the dangers of allowing technology (like TV) raise our children. In the story, two parents install a machine called the “Happylife Home”(think early computer with A.I.) that allows the house to be run ...more
I know we have made millions of movies, written trillions of stories and have had hundreds of thinkers all depicting the helplessness of human emotions. We have the tendency to swoon, drool and even succumb for the ones we love.
But this is not the love that we are talking about in this story. Here, it's the one which because of the absence of physical attraction may not be as complex as the love between a couple. But still, it's much ...more
I would never recommend this book to be read, but I cannot honestly say that I regret reading it.
If you are looking ...more
deadmau5 produced a single called The Veldt a couple of years ago (2012). The track was inspired by this book, The Veldt. It was a great track, so I thought I should give the book a try. After all, this is a short story and can be read (online) in 20 mins. It was time well spent.
For a story written in 1950 this book has ...more
Parents George and Lydia Hadley seem to be enjoying their thi ...more
The story is that of a family who lives in a virtual house where everything is done by machines and technology for them, from cooking their meals to brushing their teach to tying the ...more
Bradbury wrote in the fifties not of the joys if the coming modernistic futures but in the dangers of it. His fear of our loss of what made us who we were in mid century have all too easily come to pass.
The next time you take away your kids cell phone or internet privileges take a moment and read this story. You might be glad your children don't have access t ...more
The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury, is an artfully crafted work of art, as it grabs hold of the reader firmly, and never lets go. It starts out with a family in the future. They live in an automated house, which means that everything is done for them, from tying shoelaces, to drying clothes. This also means that there is the option of having less responsibility when taking care of the children. Now, because this is the future, the nursery room creates images based on the children's br ...more
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