“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand t, “The magic is only in what books say- how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”, See the flames they're burning up Burning so bright it's Fahrenheit, When we've done all that we can but it slipped through our hands And it's ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Insupposable, Stupendous and Astonishing Tomes
(As with most of the finest tomes, try not to read anything in advance on this novel, above and beyond that which you are about to do.)
Number Four – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
I am a lover of dystopian novels, and this is one of the finest. How far would one go to continue reading their precious tomes, what dangers might one risk………..? I will also say at this point that I could list every one of Mr Bradbury’s books in this section and I highly recommend him if you have never dipped a toe into his wordy pool.
dale harkness said:
Excellent suggestion. I’ve read a number of his stories but have yet to get to this one. One of the influential writers I recall reading in my youthful days along with the likes of Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein. Bradbury is a master story teller who can weave magic with words.
Try to locate “The Foghorn” if you can. It’s a short story which asks little and offers much. Well worth the time if you enjoy science fiction and fantasy.
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I’ve read it, I have everything by him in an anthology, bought by a good friend for me a couple of years ago. Fine choice mind. Science fiction is my favourite genre for both books and film. The scope is immense!
You’ll love Farenheit 451, I’d bet my last Cloud dollar upon it 😉
Peter Schreiner said:
I’m sure your recommendations are of the highest caliper—as I’ve found with Stephen Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled—, which by the way I’m still reading.
Oh, if only I had the time, or at least the ability to read faster. Surely, you have detected, from necessity of reading slowly every word I write that not only do I write slow, but I read slow as well.
Nonetheless, it shall go to my wish list.
Oh I’m glad you’re reading that, and more to the point enjoying it beams, I’d not know from your writing that it takes time mind you, not at all, and anyway, the slower one takes things in and pours them out, the more chance for focus you have I think. I have a tendency to do everything far, far too quickly, and so force myself to slow down every now and again to see that which I may have missed along the way.
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Glad to see this offering from ‘Crazy Ray’ make it into the Insupposable, Stupendous and Astonishing Tomes where, if I may say, it does rightly belong, and how, but you know, from me telling you before, that I have long been an admirer of his work, however, what you may not know, because I don’t believe I’ve mentioned it, having no opportunity to do so without looking the braggart, I did, as young person, play the starring role in a student film adaptation of ‘The Martian Chronicles’. And furthermore, not to be blowing my own horn, but, such a good actor was I in this film that in the scene where the character gets drunk I appeared to actually be drunk. Really.
-The President and Founder
Well by the Gods you’re a marvel! I had no idea of your array of talents, you hide that bushel sir hide it! I think. The main thing is you’re an actor, not a ham, nooooo I’d never think you a ham, I’m against the use of ham outside of a pig, because of course it should stay inside.
If you can in fact blow your own horn……well that’s quite an acrobatic skill, I’ll be your manager and you can join the circus. I get eigthy percent of ticket sales (overheads, sooo many overheads), you get twenty, plus all the beetroot you can eat and your boots re-soled.
Thank you. It’s nice to be appreciated.