The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

I never thought I’d call a science fiction book… beautiful. But that was just me being judgmental, because this collection was really just beautiful. I can’t think of any other word to describe it. Actually I can, it was very original, every story was unique and every story was more than just ‘robots and spaceContinue reading “The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury”

Re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Would it be crazy if I said that two weeks into being an English major has changed the way I see books? Well, I re-read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 today; a book which I had first read only last year. In my review, if I remember correctly, I had written: “Imagine a world where booksContinue reading “Re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury”

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes”: Two book reviews

That’s a famous line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, first used by Ray Bradbury as the title for his famous horror-fantasy novel. Now I haven’t read Macbeth, but after reading Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes last month, I thought it would be rather amusing to follow it up with Agatha Christie’s By the Pricking ofContinue reading ““By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes”: Two book reviews”

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Imagine a world where books are burnt and reading is out-lawed Guy Montag is a fireman; but in this world a fireman’s job is to find books and burn them. In the society Montag lives in, people don’t think or feel, they just go on doing what they’re told. Teenagers drink and hurt/kill other forContinue reading “Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury”