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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 impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    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

  • Andrii Kotiuzhynskyishared an impression7 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Great read

  • Martin Kingshared an impression7 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot

    Thank you very good read.


  • Roberto Garzahas quoted4 years ago
    there anything I can do now to make up for a terrible and empty life
  • Roberto Garzahas quoted4 years ago
    The quality of death, like that of life, must be of an infinite variety, and if one has already died once, then what was there to look for in dying for good and all, as he was now
  • Roberto Garzahas quoted4 years ago
    He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision.

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