Originally posted by djmonolith: For me it was S Is For Space. It was a rainy day, I was in jr. high school, and i was complaining about having nothing to do. My mother told me to grab this book from the bookshelf and read the first story.
I finished the book that night.
I read R Is For Rocket the next day.
Good job. And a speed-reader at that!
Posts: 6904 | Location: 11 South Saint James Street, Green Town, Illinois | Registered: 02 October 2002
My first and favorite Ray Bradbury book is Dandelion Wine. I read it in high school along with many other classics, but Bradbury remains my favorite author. I recently rediscovered what I loved about him in the first place and have read almost every novel and story by him. Thank goodness for the library!
My first Bradbury book? Golly. I don't think I had a *first* persay. I remember my dad reading me one- Or at least telling me about what he used to read as a kid. I was nine and highly impressionable; I wanted to be like my dad and have him pay attention to me more and stuff, because I was supposed to be Daddys Girl- Despite having a younger brother and sister, I was the oldest so I got full rights. After I'd finished interogating him on what cereal he ate and his favorite color (I still love Purple, dad, sorry.) I asked him the all-trumping question: What did you read? And then it began.
I started collecting Ray's books in the summer of 2007 while I was on vacation. I spent all my money at a used book store and haven't looked back since.
But the first one I truly, truly read? Fareignheight 451 at the prompt of my best friend, whom is still my besty, and I now own three copies.. (Just in case.)
Posts: 3 | Location: Kansas City | Registered: 08 December 2008
The first of Ray's books that I read was Something Wicked This Way Comes. It set off fireworks in my mind, and still does, even now. As a boy, we lived next to a patch of waste ground that every spring played host to a returning carnival. We always called it the Merries, which is exactly what it was! The sights, sounds and smells of my childhood seem to seep from the pages Something Wicked, and I don't think I'd swap that for anything.
The first stories I read were those in the Illustrated Man, and weren't they mindblowing? The world never looked quite the same way again...
Posts: 14 | Location: Ireland | Registered: 20 July 2008
I recently finished reading Summer Morning, Summer Night. They were interesting stories and thoughts, as some were just one page long. It appears that Donn has done a thorough job of scouring Ray's files in the basement and the gaqrage and gleaning all of Ray's works so that they might be published for all of us to enjoy.
We'll Always Have Paris should be arriving shortly.
Posts: 1525 | Location: Sunrise, FL, USA | Registered: 28 June 2004
My first one was R Is for Rocket. When I eventually bought my first Bradbury book, I chose the same one. That was in 1973. I still have it. I'm going to try to add the cover as an attachment and see if it works.