This is a thread to post anything by authors who may have been influenced by Ray or that you think his readers would enjoy.
For anyone who enjoyed "I Sing the Body Electric!" I highly recommend The Magnificent Mummy Maker by Elvira Woodruff. It's a kids' book about a boy who finds himself in the same sort of dilemma as the kids in that story and how he deals with his problem.
No one has posted to this thread in over a year, and today my uncle asked if I wasn't a little obsessed with Ray Bradbury. Humpfh.
Author Richard Bach has been influenced by Ray Bradbury. Readers of Ray Bradbury would enjoy the books Out of My Mind and Hypnotizing Maria and most likley other Bach titles.
If you like Bradbury's novella Somewhere A Band Is Playing, I think you will especially enjoy Bach's Out of My Mind.
An alltime favorite since childhood which I would put on a par with the best of Ray's is Mystery of the Witches' Bridge by Barbee Oliver Carleton, not only a fantastic story but a fully realized setting which compelled me to seek out actual places. This author had ancestors involved in the Salem Witch trials as did Ray.
Notice how I have not posted in this thread in nearly seven years, as it is extremely rare that I recommend any book on a level with Ray Bradbury's.
I just finished reading A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote for the second time. I am very glad it exists, but sad to see it seems to be from a cycle of only three stories, "A Christmas Memory," "A Thanksgiving Visitor," and "One Christmas." The first two are available in picture books illustrated by Beth Peck, and all three are collected in one volume from Modern Library. I certainly intend to obtain and read these. I only wish these stories could have been expanded into a book at least the size of Dandelion Wine.
Again, I am sorry that Ray Bradbury did not write a companion book to Dandelion Wine set during winter and including Christmas.
Many years ago, when Truman Capote was either still alive or had only recently died, I read about a fictionalized version of his childhood written by another author, in which Truman was the hero in several incidents. I have been unable to find that so far, but a recent novel for young people explores his childhood friendship with Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. https://www.goodreads.com/book...w/25897850-tru-nelleThis message has been edited. Last edited by: dandelion,
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