Sunday, December 16, 2012

"From the Dust Returned" by Ray Bradbury

I've been meaning to read a Ray Bradbury book ever since he died earlier this year, and I finally did.  I quite enjoyed this volume of quiet, spooky stories well-suited to Halloween.  You can read my full review here on the Novel Book Ratings blog.

Particularly Good Bits

"I have no name," he whispered.  "A thousand fogs have visited my family plot.  A thousand rains have drenched my tombstone.  The chisel marks were erased by mist and water and sun.  My name has vanished with the flowers and the grass and the marble dust." (page 96)

(Originally posted on Hamlette's Soliloquy on Oct. 29, 2012.)

2 comments:

  1. I'll have to read this one. I've never heard of it. The Martian Chronicles is/are a favorite of mine, although I haven't read it (them?) since our teacher made us read it in middle-school English class. But I loved, loved, loved it.

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    1. I like Fahrenheit 451 best of Bradbury's books that I've read, and then it's probably a tie between The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. Such an amazing writer!

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