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The Illustrated Man (Flamingo Modern Classics)
The Illustrated Man (Flamingo Modern Classics)
by Ray Bradbury
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent depiction of 1950s science fiction, 27 Mar. 2003
What is most interesting about this book is the reflection of science fiction in the 1950s and 60s. While we have the technology and the visual effects nowadays, people during that time only had their imaginations and a fuzzy television set. Bradbury's intensity in his stories are full of the depth of character, philosophy, life, and mind. During the "Long Rain," he brings in the idea of how far a man will go in such a relentless environment of pouring rain on another planet. He also is quite subtle in his vision of what the world would be like when we get to the end of the world and how would we actually react to this adversity. In essence, do not read this book to find some "Matrix-style" action and science fiction, but the reactions of people in different situations in the future and the way some things could be. If you are intrigued by thinking of books and films long after you've finished with them, then I think you will really like this book.


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