My Copy: 9780062080233 (image from goodreads.com) I've never read Neil Gaiman before, and I sure picked a doorstop as my first of the several on my shelves. But I'm keeping this one for sure. I know I liked it, but I'm not terribly sure why. I just know I'm willing to go along for the … Continue reading American Gods (author’s preferred text), by Neil Gaiman
My Copy: 9780375803017 (image from bn.com) I’m not sure what I was expecting when I read this book. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be such a short book for younger readers. Though now that I have read it, it feels like a milder cousin of Something Wicked This Way Comes with a semi-educational aura … Continue reading The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
My Copy: 0345342968 (image from abebooks.com) I viewed this book as my own personal version of hell when I first read it several years ago. Social media and smartphones have become staples in the time since then, and now the book has taken on a more dreadful tone. Fahrenheit 451 is the book about a … Continue reading Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
My Copy: 9780380729401 (image from amazon.com) Oh heavens, I can see now why this is called the "imcomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic." It truly is an amazing, scary, suspenseful work by the awesome Ray Bradbury. I wanted this review up for Halloween night proper, but after reading I suppose it works just as well … Continue reading Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
My Copy: 9780553278224 Mr. Bradbury's done excellent work, and I keep coming back to The Martian Chronicles when I just wanna read something short for the hell of it. Bradbury has a few miniature, practically stand-alone stories placed between arching stories, but the common thread is simple: humans can leave Earth and--like it or not--they're going … Continue reading The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
I read, and re-read several parts of this book, and I'm still not sure what I think about it overall. I'm not gushing praise over it, but I'm not throwing it in the recycle bin, either. I think it's just a different animal than what I'm used to seeing from Ray Bradbury. On the other hand, that's part of the fun of reading Bradbury.