F*** Me, Ray Bradbury (or, She Loves "The Town Where No One Got Off")

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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.

My father is into science fiction, and I waited in terror in 1984 for the year 2001. (Please not the rats, not the rats!) (I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I cannot do that.)

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?


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