You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.
A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.
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The first few
The first few stories were the best ones then it kind of drifted and blended into similar stories. A few stories about mars here and there, but all in all such a fantastic premise. I read this book and kept thinking of Hal from 2001 or Elton johns rocket man there are a few stories that I feel inspired many works.
I read this excellent collection of fantastic stories in high school English. Many of Bradbury's greatest works are in this volume. A must for those who love good writing. If you have tattoos, beware!