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message 1: by A.F. (new)

A.F. (scribe77) | 1777 comments Mod
Ray Bradbury was one of my writing inspirations, and I was saddened by his passing. He was the main reason for my love of short stories, and his words shaped the way I read and write.
This thread is to share thoughts about this author and his work.


message 2: by Jason (new)

Jason Baldwin-Stephens | 69 comments Since high school I've read Something Wicked This Way Comes every October. That probably makes it the novel I've reread the most in my life clocking in at about 22 times reading it.

Bradbury's prose has always felt more like poetry to me and always feels fresh and illuminating.

His passing is a great loss to American Literature though we are blessed to have had him with us for so long.


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A.F. (scribe77) | 1777 comments Mod
Jason wrote: "Since high school I've read Something Wicked This Way Comes every October. That probably makes it the novel I've reread the most in my life clocking in at about 22 times reading it.

Bradbury's pro..."


I always thought the same, that his prose read like poetry.


message 4: by Stuart (new)

Stuart Aken (stuartaken) | 5 comments It's years since I read anything by Ray Bradbury, but he was definitely a formative influence on my own writing. I love his use of language and the breadth of his stories, and the way he expresses his prose in terms that are almost poetic. We're fortunate that we will always have his work around to inspire us.


message 5: by J.C. (new)

J.C. Andrijeski (jcandrijeski) I actually wrote a blog post about Ray Bradbury's influence on me as a young writer, so if you're interested, it's here: http://jcandrijeski.blogspot.in/2012/...

But yeah, sad news! His stories have had incredible staying power for me, and I loved to hear him speak.

JC


message 6: by Doug (new)

Doug Lamoreux (douglamoreux) | 16 comments Sad. We were born in the same small town, Waukegan, IL; another reason Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This way Comes appeals to me.


message 7: by Jason (new)

Jason Baldwin-Stephens | 69 comments J.C. wrote: "I actually wrote a blog post about Ray Bradbury's influence on me as a young writer, so if you're interested, it's here: http://jcandrijeski.blogspot.in/2012/......."

Thank you for writing and sharing that, J.C.

The New Yorker is running an essay written by Bradbury today, http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/20...


message 8: by Dustin (last edited Jun 08, 2012 08:59AM) (new)

Dustin Jason wrote: "J.C. wrote: "I actually wrote a blog post about Ray Bradbury's influence on me as a young writer, so if you're interested, it's here: http://jcandrijeski.blogspot.in/2012/......"

Thank you very much for sharing the link, Jason..:(


I really enjoyed the piece, as well, Jason.


message 9: by J.C. (new)

J.C. Andrijeski (jcandrijeski) Yeah, thanks for the link...much appreciated. And for your kind words. Really is a bummer...


message 10: by Thayer (new)

Thayer Berlyn | 45 comments I've always felt Ray Bradbury to be a writer of deep perception, which I suspect was indicative of the man, himself. The insight into human nature, all the foibles and nobility, was profound. Rod Serling was like this.

Some writers are beyond their literary gifts; they are beloved. Ray Bradbury was such a one.

My favorite story by him is "Here There Be Tygers". It was a great influence on concepts.

Godspeed, Ray Bradbury.


message 11: by David (new)

David Batchelor | 15 comments The Illustrated Man is one of his best. He was a short story craftsman among the finest!


message 12: by Bob (new)

Bob Frank | 3 comments Reflecting back after the last few weeks.

Yep - we'll miss his works.


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