Ray Bradbury

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    Jun 06, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    Gods, Ray Bradbury is gone. The joyous giant is no longer with us.

    I remember reading some of his stories and what joy they were to read; his burning love of reading and writing shining on every page. Thank you, Mr. Bradbury, I'm a writer today because of you.

    You will be missed.
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    Jun 06, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    I will say some of his books were great. Also, who does like Flash Gordon, or know of the other rendition Flesh. Authors affect us in weird and sometimes indirect ways.

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  • gunpumper

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    Jun 06, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    I didnt have Rowlings' Harry Potter or The Hunger Games to get me interested in reading as a kid...no Access Hollywood celebrity writers....

    I had Ray Bradbury and Agatha Christie and I think I read pretty much everything each of them wrote by the time I graduated High School.

    Thanks to Ray Bradbury for making my developing mind into one
    open to all possibilities...
  • masculumpedes

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    Jun 06, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    The very first book of his that I read was "The Illustrated Man"....many more followed but this was what I always remembered him by. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    I read "The Veldt" from "Illustrated Man" in Jr. High. It was the first story I can remember that gave me the creeps. I was hooked afer that!
  • johndubuque

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    He was one of the writers who got me in the habit of reading when I was a kid.
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    “Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to thinking of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy. All it is, however, is a stopped watch, a loss, an end, a darkness. Nothing.”
    -Something Wicked This Way Comes


    That's so sad... I did a series of reports on his works in high school. I started with The Martian Chronicles for some reason, I think it was a random choice.... but I really got into it. And a lot of his stories. He painted a lot of strange, fascinating pictures in his writings.
  • tigrisblue

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    Jun 06, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Ray Bradbury has inspired a lot of things.



    But he will be missed.
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    Jun 07, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    johndubuque saidHe was one of the writers who got me in the habit of reading when I was a kid.


    Me too. I always had one of his books with me to read when I was bored in class.
    "There Will Come Soft Rains" was the one that hooked me.
    I also remember a macabre slideshow that went along with the reading of this story. Including the Sara Teasdale poem in the story is pretty great.

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    Jun 07, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    So sad. He will be missed and remembered.