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    Default Ray Bradbury, beloved science fiction author, dies

    Ray Bradbury, beloved science fiction author, dies

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...144137431.html

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    messed up as it is, I don't believe I've read any of his books.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury

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    Great writer. Farenheit 451 is a classic, as are the Martian Chronicles. He was pretty prolific in other areas, TV, Film, too.

    The irony here being, we are celebrating a guy on the internet who, of course, hated the internet.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    He wrote a short story years ago, A Sound of Thunder. I did a book report on it in jr high. Couple of years back it was made into a movie with Edward Burns. They strayed a bit. Anyway,

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    One of my favorite writers and greatest inspirations. Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    He wrote a short story years ago, A Sound of Thunder. I did a book report on it in jr high. Couple of years back it was made into a movie with Edward Burns. They strayed a bit. Anyway,

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    Reading and doing a report on Sound of Thunder was my first introduction to Bradbury. One of the best stories I had to read in middle school.

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    Superb writer and a sad loss to the world of literature. Have to agree with Graeme - "Fahrenheit 451" is indeed a classic and a frightening glimpse into one possible future for us: A world devoid of books? Doesn't bear thinking about and yet it's something which gets more real with every passing day.
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    I have owned a very few novels in my time, and two of them were by Ray Bradbury:

    The Martian Chronicles

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    Farenheit 451 is the worst book I have ever read

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    Can't let the thread end on that.

    Fahrenheit 451 is the first book I read after I'd done my college writing course-circuit. It does more in its brevity than most of the great books do with three times the page count.

    Bradbury was prophetic in this work because he predicted a world where books are banned in favor of TV. They are banned because they might, can, and do offend people. Offending people causes stress and makes them unhappy.

    I don't agree with a lot of Bradbury's sentiments about writing, but the man was a giant as an author. His screen play for Moby Dick is top-notch to this day.

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