Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy 90th, Ray


Happy Ninetieth Birthday, Ray Bradbury!



While I must admit that other than "The Illustrated Man" (which I finally read in its entirety, two summers ago), I haven't read a lot of your work. You are certainly both a brilliant and prolific author, and hopefully you will live well beyond the century mark. You are also not only a great author, but a prophet as well. We don't always agree, but hey.

And as long as we agree to disagree, you were mostly right...



...except, who needs 451 degrees? When we have the idiot box, which can bake a book reader's mind from within (including mine).

5 comments:

sunshine said...

Happy Birthday Ray! :)
I have never read any of his work but, I did see Fahrenheit 451.

((Hugs))
Laura

David Barber said...

Someone else I need to read. Cormac, anyone who makes it to 90 deserves a great big pat on the back (not too hard, just in case).

Happy Birthday, Ray!!

Cormac Brown said...

Laura,

You will love, repeat, love, "The Illustrated Man."

David,

Absolutely.

MRMacrum said...

I think I have read everything he wrote at least twice. I own multiple copies of many of his works.

I would not categorize him a Science Fiction writer. More of a good story teller.

Cormac Brown said...

MRM,

I whole-heartedly agree, and above all, he tells stories of the human condition.