- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Flamingo; New Ed edition (14 Nov. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0006479227
- ISBN-13: 978-0006479222
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Illustrated Man (Flamingo Modern Classics) Paperback – 14 Nov 2005
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‘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
A classic collection of stories -- all told on the skin of a man -- from the author of Fahrenheit 451. 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, and 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.See all Product description
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While the "illustrated man" concept gave a slight framework to the stories, they were really quite independent stories of anything from 5-45 minutes reading (my pace, quite steady). In general, the stories themselves were dystopian and tended to rather black endings.
The stories read easily and I enjoyed them all, but they were showing their age slightly; interesting for all that and I'm sure quite innovative when first written.
Generally recommended, but I will not rush to buy other similar works.
A great read.
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