Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bradbury 451

Ray Bradbury passed over on June 5, 2012.  At my Library, Programma Mama has put up a book display of many of Bradbury's classics, including this one (for which we made this book trailer).

MPL Book Trailer #17
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is the greatest censorship novel ever written.  Well, I haven't read all censorship novels ever written, but I really, really liked Bradbury's, and I can't imagine any other writer improving upon the theme.

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Bradbury wrote with panache across the fictional horizon--although he was best known as a science fiction author--and his prose frequently waxed poetic.  For this reason, some readers found some of his works to be difficult going.  But the rewards were well worth the effort.

I think the Music Man once said that The Martian Chronicles was one of the best short story collections ever written.  It rivaled Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy in impact and popularity.  It has been years since my minions read either to moi, but I remember enjoying them immensely.

You should check-out anything by Ray Bradbury at your favorite public library.  You will discover ideas both sublime and spectacular.

Prepare to be Dazzled,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S.  "Rocket Man" (1972), written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, was based upon Ray Bradbury's short story, "The Rocket Man," which appeared in Bradbury's short story collection, The Illustrated Man (1951).  Elton John's song first appeared on the LP  Honky Château (1972).

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