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The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
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Sep 07, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone
Read in January, 2005

"The Veldt" is a must-read from this selection. In this story set in the not-too-distant future, the automated appliances and children's toys suck the life (literally and figuratively) out of a traditional family. It makes you wonder if we haven't already begun sliding down that slippery slope.

This short story among others are compiled and tied together through a man's magical tattoos. His body is covered in tattoos, and they animate to tell each story. Once again, Bradbury's language makes his stories approachable yet provocative.
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message 1: by Davis (new)

Davis I also liked that particular story...it does make you wonder if society has already begun to follow the path that the children in the Veldt do. Many of the shorts were very disturbing as well...

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