The Illustrated Man Book Report

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It could be that not everything ends in a disaster, that occasionally there is an option for a happy ending. If you wish to explore the boundaries of humanity and what comes of human interaction, The Illustrated Man is a must-read.

A similar experience is The Collected Stories of Philip K.

w=172&h=300 172w, w=344&h=600 344w, w=86&h=150 86w" sizes="(max-width: 172px) 85vw, 172px" / ~Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man Despite the horrendous atmosphere and tragic outcomes in The Illustrated Man, there is hope as well.

In some of the stories, there is a slight ray of light and optimism.

w=300&h=224 300w, w=600&h=448 600w, w=150&h=112 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 85vw, 300px" / ~Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man Sometimes short stories make better science fiction visions than novels.

This statement is true about The Illustrated Man (1951) that offers eighteen short stories exploring the nature of humanity.

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w=300&h=153 300w, w=600&h=306 600w, w=150&h=76 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 85vw, 300px" / The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness…the sight of gray dust selling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere…the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father’s clothing.

He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938.

Although his formal education ended there, he became a ‘student of life,’ selling newspapers on L. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter.


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