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Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

The Illustrated Man was my previous experience of Ray Bradbury: beautiful and disturbing post-war sci-fi stories, set in our present.

Fahrenheit 451 is clearly, from the author’s various prefaces and the publisher’s blurb, a much more famous work, probably because of its theme of book-burning: it’s the lesser-known companion to… 119 more words

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Notes

Since I’m still unable to properly concentrate on thinking and writing about what I’ve read these past two months (not much, really) I feel the urge to at least note down some of the thoughts I would be interested to explore further when the time and circumstances find it kind to permit: 270 more words

Spring thoughts

Got out of the house today, did some shopping and took a drive.     With it being in the 70’s early last week,  then snowing a few days ago everyone seemed to have emerged from their house on this much sunnier day like a bunch of groundhogs.   847 more words

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Contest: Win a Brand-new Copy of Alex + Ada Vol. 1

Hey, all of you True Believers!

Comics Shop Stories is giving away a copy of Image Comic’s “Alex + Ada” trade paperback graphic novel, courtesy of G’s Comics in Murray, Ky. 173 more words

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The afternoon of Halloween....

It was a small town by a small river and a small lake in a small northern part of a Midwest state. There wasn’t so much wilderness around you couldn’t see the town. 113 more words

Life

Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”


I don’t know how many times I’ve read “Something Wicked This Way Comes”. The first time I was thirteen going on fourteen years old, just a nothing sort of kid with a head-full of dreams and ambitions that were tenuous as a spider’s silken thread, and whose desire to conquer words, and, through them, worlds was paramount.
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Life

Reading, writing, and Ray Bradbury on looking after the muse

Reading is one of the great pleasures in my life. As a kid, a good Christmas was measured by the size of the pile of books under the tree. 972 more words

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