The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man

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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.
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MMshared an impression3 months ago
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Favourites stories: The Rocket, Exiles, The Rocket man, Veldt-, marionnettes , inc, The illustrated man , the long rain, the city , zero hour, the man , Kaleidoscope, the fix and the forest

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Great read

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Thank you very good read.

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MMhas quoted4 months ago
haven’t been too bad, have we?”

“No, nor enormously good. I suppose that’s the trouble—we haven’t been very much of anything except us, while a big part of the world was busy being lots of quite awful things.”
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b9168565009has quoted3 years ago
In story after story, The Illustrated Man hid metaphors aching to explode.
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