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The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
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May 29, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2014-summer, fantasy, science-fiction
Read in August, 2014

I remember being dissatisfied with The Cat's Pajamas: Stories, but I loved Something Wicked This Way Comes and most of the other stuff I've read by Bradbury, so I expected to like some and dislike some other books in this collection.

As it happened, I liked pretty much all of them. I haven't read much space exploration scifi but it's all right. Something that bothered me was the anti-science, anti-technology undercurrent I got in some stories, particularly "The Exiles." That kind of thing just makes me uncomfortable.

Favorites: "The Veldt" (domestic horror), "Kaleidoscope" ("Make a wish."), "Marionettes, Inc" (reminded me of Johnny Stecchino), "The City" (after reading Invisible Cities, it was inevitable that I should like this one), "Zero Hour" (skin-crawling without there ever being anything violent), "The Rocket" (heartwarming). This is a lot of favorites. What can I say? Bradbury was an excellent writer and his fanciful, fantastical stories are the ones that suit me best.

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