Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Something Wicked This Way Comes..... R.I.P. Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday (6/5/2012). I was a huge Bradbury fan as a kid, and read most everything he wrote. From "R Is For Rocket" through "The Illustrated Man". And of course, "Something Wicked This Way Comes".... and don't forget "Fahrenheit 451"... I read them all.
Dandilion Wine is a personal favorite. As noted by an Amazon reviewer: "Dandilion Wine is first and foremost the story of a 12 year old boy discovering that he is alive". I was probably 11 or 12 when I first read it, and despite being set in 1928, it resonated with me in a powerful way. I'll have to dig it out and re-read it. (re-re-re-read it?)
RIP Mr. Bradbury. And thanks for prodding my imagination all those years ago.
Posted by LSqrd