The Illustrated Man is the second book I read by Ray Bradbury after Fahrenheit 451. I read it following the persistent recommendations of the publishing house. I’m glad I did; Ray Bradbury is an author who can influence people repeatedly in each of his stories.
Although the eighteen stories in The Illustrated Man will make you a little more afraid of the future and humanity, it will be a book that you will love to read. Thanks to the “illustrated man” with tattoos on each side of his body, you will take a look at the future and see that we are not far from these. Each story has different characters and messages, and as you can imagine, most of them are dark, but they are all intense and striking. Fahrenheit 451 frightened me when I first read it because what I read was very likely. I can say that I feel more or less the same thing in these stories.
Ray Bradbury is one of the most respected names in the science fiction genre. Even if you are not interested in science fiction, make sure to read at least one book for his genius. Don’t miss this book if you like stories And please read Fahrenheit 451 if you haven’t already. You will be impressed. Enjoy!
The Illustrated Man
A classic collection of stories – all told on the skin of a man – from the author of Fahrenheit 451. If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man’s body for his art. . .
Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He’s try sandpaper, acid, and a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories – voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future. Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations. . .the seventeenth is your own future on the skin of the Illustrated Man.
Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction.
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