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Subject: Ray Bradbury
Date Posted: 1/28/2009 2:23 PM ET
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Anyone else love Ray Bradbury books?  What is your favorite if you had to choose just one?

Mine would be Farenheit 451.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 1/28/2009 3:18 PM ET
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I haven't read much by Bradbury, but I do like Fahrenheit 451.

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 7:31 PM ET
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The Martian Chronicles. 

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 8:46 PM ET
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If I had to choose only one:  The Martian Chronicles.  But I did my thesis on Fahrenheit 451.



But then, there's always The Illustrated Man . . .darn you for making me choose but one ;)


Paul H. (PaulH) - ,
Date Posted: 1/31/2009 11:46 AM ET
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I've actually only read Farenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes.  I like them both equally.  The Martian Chronicles  and The Illustrated Man are buried somewhere in my reading pile.  I've just never gotten around to them...

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 3:55 PM ET
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I love his stories the most, so I'll vote for *R is for Rocket*.  If you like Bradbury, check out Theodore Sturgeon.  His *E Pluribus Unicorn* story collection is a great way to get addicted, I mean start ;)

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 8:20 PM ET
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I've read so many Bradbury stories about Mars that I don't even remember which ones are "officially" part of The Martian Chronicles, but I did thoroughly enjoy them all.

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 9:28 PM ET
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Jenny- Thanks for the recommendation of Theodore Sturgeon.  I'll check him out. 

I've always wondered who someone like Ray Bradbury read.  I;m sure he must have a favorite author.  I wonder.

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 7:44 PM ET
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I can't decide between so many faves...but here are the two I REALLY can't decide between:

From the Dust Returned

Dandelion Wine

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 4:27 PM ET
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Well, I just finished reading The Martian Chronicles .  I was a little surprised to find out it is a compilation of differing stories.  For some reason I was expecting one story line throughout.  I was pretty shocked to read the one with (don't quite know how to word this) but if you read it you know which one I mean.  It's been a while since I've seen the word in print and took some time digesting it.

I still would have to say Farenheit 451 is my favorite.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 5:26 AM ET
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The Martian Chronicles, definetley. I still get a shiver at the last line. It brings out the alieness of the planet at the same time it is a human story.

Date Posted: 4/2/2009 8:25 AM ET
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My favorites are R is for Rocket and The Illustrated Man.  His newest collection of short stories, We'll Always Have Paris is very good, too.

Subject: I'm a huge Bradbury fan, by the way...
Date Posted: 4/2/2009 10:27 PM ET
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My favorite Ray Bradbury stories are There Will Come Soft Rains and A Sound of Thunder.

-Tom Hl.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 7:58 PM ET
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Neverending story was my favorite.

But Martian Chronicles, and 451 were great as well

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 1:33 AM ET
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I loved all of them, but I think I would have to put "Something Wicked..." and "October Country" at the top of the list.  Heard Mr. Bradbury speak once - he is every bit as enteraining in person...



Date Posted: 4/14/2009 11:54 PM ET
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Has he ever mentioned who he reads?