I started about 11,my sister,who,i might add,isn't a real big Ray Bradbury fan (dumb,huh) was giving me a free reign in some books she was giving away. Instantly,my eyes fell upon a red book,Labeled "Illustrated Man" So i thought 'Hey,what the heck,let's give it a whirl' opened it,and from that moment on I was in a world of my kind. Dont ask.....
and now my world basicly and mostly revolves around HIM.
YYYEEEHA LONG LIVE RAY BRADBURY!!!!!!!HIPH IP HOORAY!!!!
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I *think* the first Bradbury story I read was 2020 There Will Come Soft Rains. It was pleasant enough, and I did enjoy it, but then a friend of mine recommended F451, and then I got a copy of California Sorcery....And it's all escalated since then.
..and the children metallic in their beds.
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I think for me it was "The Emissary". I ran into in a paperback horror antho when I was eleven or twelve and it scared the sh*t out of me. THose final paragraphs! After that, I kept running into Ray's work in other horror anthos. So it was the horror stories that first hooked me--"The Handler", "The Smiling People", "The Man Upstairs" etc. I loved the EC comic adapatations, too. They were great. But the horror stories led me to the rest of his stuff and ultimately to "Dandelion Wine" and, if I wasn't head over heels before, I was then smitten!
Hey, Dandelion...that addall.com looks pretty good. Thanks. Usually, I use www.abebooks.com,
but I can always use another.
How right you are. The scariest thing about that book is its price! Even the new edition costs more than most people in my country (South Africa) earn in a month. But I'm still tempted ... I reckon if I'm going down financially, I might as well go down reading Dark Carnival!
By the way, for those who absolutely can't afford Dark Carnival, I've done some checking.
Dark Carnival consisted (originally) of 27 pieces.
Fifteen of these were reprinted and in some cases revised for The October Country (Ballantine, 1955).
Another six (not revised) can be found in the British paperback, The Small Assassin (Four Square, 1964).
Two more - "The Coffin" and "The Traveler" were also in The Stories of Ray Bradbury, 1980. I have all of these reprints.
That leaves just four pieces - "The Maiden", "Interim", "Reunion", and "The Night Sets" which I've never seen in any form, and the first two of these are very short pieces.
But I'm STILL tempted ...
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