I am NOT a collector of signed books.

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13 June 2002, 08:42 PM
I am NOT a collector of signed books.
I am 17 and I am really into Ray Bradbury! This might sound embarressing but maybe not! I certainly would love to collect books with his signatures. But right now I am borrowing books from my school library because I just started reading them. I read Fahrenheit 451 and The Illustrated Man. Now I am reading The Martian Chronicals.
16 June 2002, 01:02 PM
You are starting at a good age to begin reading Ray's stories. I am not sure how long it will take you, but you will enjoy reading them all.

I am seriously considering rereading them all. In fact I have already read Death Is A Lonely Business twice. Keep up the reading.
17 June 2002, 04:52 AM
It's interesting that you mention DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS. In that (loosely autobiographical) novel, Ray describes how as a younger man he owned very few books, and relied on public libraries. Though I am something of a collector myself, part of me still resists the notion of "owning" books.

SharktheFish, I do hope you enjoy reading Ray's books, and that they enrich your life in some way.