Bradbury has followed me through the years, both companion and guide, close to my side as any holy book. I have read him in dorm rooms late at night and New Mexican laundromats at high noon; in hotel rooms in Switzerland and Portland; on trains down the continent, planes across the ocean, buses through the city; in the deepest wilderness and in bed by sick, slumbering lovers. I have read him when I needed rekindling, when I needed reminding, when I needed a rescue. I have read him desperately, ravenously, wondrously.


9 thoughts on “#1484

  1. He is the best of companions. I spoke to him once over the telephone to invite him to be a guest on a TV show He was delightful. I love his short stories and novels and have taught “Dandelion Wine” to a class of high school seniors. I think I enjoyed it more than they did. He truly is a “man for all seasons,” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and “The Hallowe’en Tree ” should be read all October.

  2. Thats a nice tribute. I’d like to think that he knows somehow and it watching. ( : Kinda like those pictures of Jesus, but replace it with Bradbury. Less or more creepy? I don’t know.

  3. I’m trying to think of one author I’ve read like that. I grew up with Goosebumps and Harry Potter, I loved John Marsden (The Tomorrow Series, the Ellie Chronicles, Letters from the Inside), and last year I gained a new love of The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin. So any one of those authors could be like that for me, above any others. I never really fully read books a second time (exception: Goosebumps), but I do return to my favourite bits of the ones I love, like the rest of these.

    Apart from The Sound of Thunder, I haven’t really read Bradbury, and I didn’t like that short story much. Much more a fan of Poe, to be honest. I’ve got his works on my bookshelf.

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