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Unknown Binding, Illustrated
‘Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allan Poe’ Guardian
‘It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination’ Spectator
‘The sheer velocity of his words is an apocalyptic torrent which sweeps the reader on’ Independent
‘As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else’ Daily Telegraph
‘Readers unfamiliar with what Bradbury at his best can do should look to The Illustrated Man.’ Washington Post
‘No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas – with dsicipline’ Sunday Telegraph
"As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else."
If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art … Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, acid, a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories – voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future. Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations … the seventeenth is your own future told on the skin of the Illustrated Man.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book, which arrived in good condition and timely. It's what you want.Published 2 months ago by C Laufeyson
An interesting set of stories with a futuristic theme that somehow feels retroPublished 3 months ago by Debra Wilkins
Of its time. As a study of early 1950s fear (of Communism, of 'The Bomb', of Technology) and the obsession with the space race, this is an interesting collection of short stories. Read morePublished 3 months ago by O. Gandy
Great book! The stories are all very interesting and well-written, I bought this book for one of my students after reading it, great read for children and adults alike.Published 6 months ago by boorice
I'm not a big reader so usually favour short stories written by one author or anthologies. Nice range of stories bookended by a tale of a mysterious figure covered in all manner of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephen
Ray Bradbury writes great books and this is no exception.
Full of imaginative short stories that reflect the times which they were written - transported it back to my... Read more