F*** Me, Ray Bradbury (or, She Loves "The Town Where No One Got Off")
By Rita Arens on August 18, 2010
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And I thought *I* was the biggest Ray Bradbury fan of all time. This is the best thing I've seen since the Bronte Sisters action figures.
I fell in love with Ray Bradbury's writing somewhere around sixth grade, when I read "All Summer in a Day" and bawled at the ending.
Ray Bradbury both terrifies and intrigues me. Whether you're into scifi or not, you have to tip a hat to such a prolific writer -- and one who introduces his longest collection of short stories with an essay called "Drunk, and in Charge of a Bicycle."
Let me be clear: I am a complete Ray Bradbury fangirl. I worship the man's entire catalog. But never did it occur to me to take my love to the next level. The Bret Michaels level. Observe.
After I stopped laughing at this video, I pulled my five-pound copy of The Stories of Ray Bradbury off my shelf and perused the table of contents and "also by" section with fresh, newborn eyes.
- Long After Midnight
- I Sing the Body Electric!
- The Machineries of Joy
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- A Medicine for Melancholy
- Switch On the Night
- The Golden Apples of the Sun
- The Happiness Machine
- The Town Where No One Got Off
- Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!
- The Screaming Woman
- Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!
- A Piece of Wood
Ray. My, my, my. You naughty boy.
What's your favorite Ray Bradbury book or story?