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The Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury
The Illustrated Man, a seminal work in Ray Bradbury’s career, whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time’s passage, is available from Simon & Schuster for the firs...

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The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury. I'm about halfway through.

I really enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 so I was excited to hear about this short story collection. The prologue is beautiful; I've never seen a short story collection where all the stories are tied together as part of a shared universe. I greatly enjoyed the first few stories, but the past couple have fallen flat for me.

Some of these stories are so short, I don't know whether to read them more slowly and savor them, or work through the book like I would any other novel. Oh well.

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  • The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, by Marilyn Manson, Neil Strauss - This was a fantastic treck through depravity. I was a fan of his earlier music and I was happy to see this book cover the behind the scenes antics during Spooky Kids, Portrait of an American Family, Smells like Children and Antichrist Superstar.

  • The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1), by N.K. Jemisin - Very good start to the series, great world building. Looking forward to The Obelisk Gate.

  • Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4), by Martha Wells - My second favorite book in the series thus far. Excited for the full length novel in 2020. I highly recommend this series for any sci-fi fan and actually purchased a few copies for friends.

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury - This is my favorite Bradbury yet (The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451). I love the idea of a dark carnival coming to town! Bradbury is able to maintain an incredible atmosphere throughout the novel, its dusk and everything is DEAD quiet as a lightning storm approaches.


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  • The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
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  • The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2), by N.K. Jemisin
  • Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1), by James S.A. Corey
Comment from [Reddit user] with 7 upvotes on /r/books/

finished A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller Jr. and started Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

I have the feeling I've read the Illustrated Man before, I seem to know all of the endings to the stories, but I don't really have much memory of doing so.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 6 upvotes on /r/books/

Finally finished The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury and I'm on to Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes . The Illustrated Man took me longer than I thought it would but it was incredible!

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Finished ** The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury. Not my favourite of his but there's a couple pretty cool stories in there, especially when you consider it was written in 1951. Started **Artemis, by Andy Weir. A fun, fluffy crime novel in the best setting: space! (Well, the Moon. But still.)

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The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells

Very much enjoyed this as I have with all of Wells' works. Truly the father of science fiction, shocked it took me this long to finally get around to reading it.


The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

First time I've really explored short stories. About halfway through and have to say there has yet to be one that I've disliked. Bradbury is starting to emerge as one of my favorite authors.

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cutting it close with The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury for book club tomorrow.

Next, I've got a lot of travel time and need something light, I'm thinking Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker and Emma by Jane Austim.

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Last night I finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and I loved it. His writing style really meshed with me and I had a hard time putting the book down. I'm definitely going to need to get some more of his work on my shelf.

I'm starting The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury. And with jury duty today, I might get a good amount of reading in.

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Finished Last Week:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

Started this week:

The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

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I finished The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

I started Stories from Tagore, by Rabindranath Tagore and The Trial, by Franz Kafka