Favorite Bradbury book?

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08 September 2007, 11:36 PM
Favorite Bradbury book?
Originally posted by Phil Knox:
Death is a Lonely Business is my least favorite of Bradbury novels.

Really? I quite liked that one! I thought it was the last really first-rate novel he published (though I have to say, I have not read the recent works like "Farewell Summer" or "Somewhere a Band is Playing"). The two sequels to this book seemed far inferior to the original, in my mind...
09 September 2007, 12:33 AM
octobercountry, I agree. I thought DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS was fantastic - it was a revelation to me of the breadth of RB's talents. It has a great ensemble of characters (one of them my user-namesake!), and it's a very cleverly constructed murder-mystery (a happy medium between Agatha Christie & Chandler).
I really didn't care for the two sequels, however - VERY disappointing.
09 September 2007, 09:00 AM
Doug Spaulding
Originally posted by Thedogman:
My favorite and probably his least mentioned in any forum is Death is a Lonely Business. Anyone familiar with that one?

I hope I like it - I just procured a first edition hardcover, which I promptly had signed by the author.

I'll give it a try. It's in my stack o' things to read.

"Live Forever!"
09 September 2007, 11:18 AM
Since I was raised in Santa Monica, Ocean Park, and Venice CA, I lived the atmosphere of Death Is A Lonely Business first hand. I Like Graveyard For Lunatics even better, it has a character after Ray's lifelong friend, Ray Harryhausen, and reflects the times when the studio bosses ran the world. But let's All Kill Constance is a very clever novel with some great plot twists, and continues the atmosphere of the other two. I like the whole lot, a whole lot!
11 September 2007, 09:45 PM
jayee jayee
I'm new to this site but my favorite books are
something wicked this way comes and The halloween tree
11 September 2007, 10:30 PM
Welcome, jayee! It's always good to 'meet' another Bradbury fan.
Now I'm in the mood to re-read 'Something Wicked!' Big Grin

We come from people who brought us up to believe that life is a struggle, and if you should feel really happy, be patient: this will pass.
~~Garrison Keillor
28 September 2007, 03:22 PM
My Favorite Bradbury book is most deffinitely the Martian Chronicles,because it's just so thought provoking & approaches the Red Planet w/ a entirely different point of view ... Cool
28 September 2007, 03:24 PM
Fahrenheit 451
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The October Country
The illustrated Man