Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

One of the reasons we share what we enjoy with others is because it gives us a chance to engage with like minded people. This book, music, series, movie is so terrific that I have to share it with you. And once I have done that if you enjoy it like I do, we can discuss it, we are both part of the club. That is how I think of Ray Bradbury. If you ask someone if they have read him and they have you end up in a conversation about your mutual enjoyment of his stories of imagined places, magical situations, thrilling action and strange people. Ray Bradbury was a master of fantasy writing, one of the best writers of the last 100 years. His stories can be humanistic, contain empathy, usually employs likable characters, and has enough mystery and weirdness to keep your attention through hundreds of short stories. Ray lived from 1920 to 2012 and in addition to short stories he wrote novels, poems, screenplays, essays, plays, operas and teleplays. His work was adapted for comics, movies, radio and television. I could go on about him but the best thing would be for you to visit your local library, bookstore or go online and get a copy of one of his short story collections. The novels can come later but first you have to sample the short stories. Try The Illustrated Man, The October Country or I Sing The Body Electric. If you like what you read don’t forget to spread the word, and welcome to the club.