The Illustrated Man

The tattooed man moves, and in the arcane designs scrawled upon his skin swirl tales beyond imagining tales of love and laughter darkness and death, of mankind s glowing, golden past and its dim, haunted future Here are eighteen incomparable stories that blend magic and truth in a kaleidoscope tapestry of wonder woven by the matchless imagination of Ray Bradbury.
The Illustrated Man The tattooed man moves and in the arcane designs scrawled upon his skin swirl tales beyond imagining tales of love and laughter darkness and death of mankind s glowing golden past and its dim haun

  • Title: The Illustrated Man
  • Author: Ray Bradbury JimBurns
  • ISBN: 9780553274493
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Ray Bradbury was an absolute master storyteller whose writing was creative and full of moments of pure bitter irony: he was an imaginative genius, nothing more nothing less. Bradbury picks the bones of society clean; he gnaws at them until he exposes the reality of the marrow beneath. Each story in here has a piece of wisdom to share, a resolution or disaster that could have been easily avoided if man was not so corrupt in his ways. The more I read of his writing the more convinced I become that [...]

    2. I read a review once that described Robert A. Heinlein as a creepy old uncle who drinks too much at parties and who makes embarrassing comments, but who everyone likes in spite of his outdated ways – kind of a loveable rogue. Ray Bradbury, similar but by contrast, is like the dotty old professor whom everyone cannot help but love and who overlook his eccentricities. His stories are as warm and imaginative as a summer afternoon. And all due respect to Fahrenheit 451, which is a fine novel, but [...]

    3. The first few stories were AMAZING, and with the exception of a few more that I enjoyed later on, the rest of the stories were pretty boring. They were all really futuristic and most had to do with Mars in some way, which I thought was cool. Most of the stories also had very clear moral lessons, so they're great stories to read aloud (maybe not to small children, but I'm sure older kids would enjoy them). My favorite stories are:-The Veldt-The Other Foot-The Rocket Man-The Last Night of the Worl [...]

    4. " he was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could hear the voices murmuring small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body. When his flesh twitched, the tiny mouths flickered, the tiny green-and-gold eyes winked, the tiny pink hands gestured. There were yellow meadows and blue rivers and mountains and stars and suns and planets spread in a Milky Way across his chest. The people themselves were in twenty or more odd groups upon his ar [...]

    5. Una muy bella compilación de historias que Ray Bradbury fue publicando en diferentes revistas entre los años 47 y 51. Reseña detallada de cada cuento en Gracias a los Libros.

    6. Segundo intento de colgar la mini review. Antes se me ha quedado colgado y se me ha borrado todo, hasta el libro de la estantería, cagoentó.Una colección variopinta de relatos, todos con muy buena calidad. Las historias se me han hecho cortas y muchas me han sabido a poco, cosa que es muy buena señal.Mis preferidos:La pradera: Me dejó muy mal cuerpo, esos niños tan creepysCaleidoscopio: Sentí mucha angustiaEl hombre del cohete: Una historia muy conmovedora y tristeLa última noche del mun [...]

    7. Better than I expected and I expected a lot.Like Martian chronicle this is book of sci-fi short stories and like Martian chronicle there is lot more going on beneath the surface.As with all short story collections not all of stories are same quality and not all deserve 5 stars but even lowest point of this book is pretty damn high.

    8. This is one of Ray Bradbury's earliest collections of short stories, and the concept behind is quite brilliant. On an early September day in Wisconsin, the unnamed narrator meets the eponymous Illustrated Man - a wandering carnie with incredible images tattooed across his body. They are detailed, colorful and mysterious, and able to move on their own; the narrator counts eighteen different illustrations, each depicting what the Illustrated Man claims to be the future.Unfortunately, both the conc [...]

    9. Dimmi che tatuaggio hai e ti dirò chi sei.Un uomo completamente ricoperto di tatuaggi: ogni tatuaggio è una maledizione. Tutti i giorni, infatti, al calar del sole, questi si animano raccontando storie di un disperato futuro.Quando la fantascienza racconta forze e debolezze dell'Uomo. Diciotto storie che pongono domande e sono riflessione di Vita e di Morte.”Secondo me c'è una Verità su ogni pianeta, e tutte fanno parte della Grande Verità. Un giorno si sistemeranno insieme come le parti [...]

    10. Bradbury is The Man. The stories comprised in this book are both disturbing and serene, ranging from the innocent cruelty of children to the desperate longing of Man for the deep, unknown outer space.

    11. One of the great joys of exploring old Science Fiction is coming across stories like the best works in this book, stories that make you wonder how you could possibly have gone so long without reading them.Bradbury is best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451, which is deservedly famous, However to my jaded readers' eye some of his short stories deliver more bang for buck, more emotional punch per word. Of course, not all the works in this book are great or even good, and like almost every short st [...]

    12. I stumbled across this short story collection when searching for horror literature online. However, the stories in "The Illustrated Man" are not straight up horror; they're more like sci-fi stories and predictions on what life will look like 50-100 years from its publication date. The narrative frame of the stories goes like this: A man, covered in tattoos, tells another man that he stumbles across to not look too deeply at his tattoos because they all tell stories that come true. Needless to sa [...]

    13. I am a very big fan of Ray Bradbury. He has an incredible imagination. He inspires me as a writer and a reader. I loved that this book has stories within a story. What an interesting idea of having a tattooed man as the "Scheherazade" in this story. The narrator is the body of a man who has tattoos all over himself. Each tattoo tells a story. Each story is different. Some are more science fiction-oriented and some are pure fantasy. Yes, Bradbury's view of outer space might be considered naive fo [...]

    14. It was a dark and stormy night. Enters a mysterious character that seems escaped from a different novel (Something Wicked This Way Comes) . His body is completely covered in animated tattoos, images that he claims show events yet to pass. If you look carefully, you might even get a glimpse of your own future.The role of this opening sequence of the collection serves as a foreword from the author explaining why these previously published stories were included here and not others: they are a map o [...]

    15. Cuando se habla de los tres grandes de la ciencia ficción (Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein), por lo general al crítico de café se le olvida mencionar al recientemente fallecido titán que llevaba por nombre Ray Bradbury. ¿Por qué? Tengo dos teorías: una proviene de la afirmación del mismo autor de que él no escribía ciencia ficción, sino ficción a secas que exploraba temas profundamente humanos, sólo que enmarcándolos en historias con cohetes y marcianos. La otra teoría proviene de la nov [...]

    16. Brilliant collection of dark , sci-fi short stories. Each story makes you think over and over that what would happen in future.While ago I watched Black Mirror Tv series and it reminded me again of this terrifying book. Technology and what it brings with itself can be really scary, coming from a software developer it's so lame, I know.

    17. Interesting that Bradbury's aim with his writing was to make others "jealous of his joy", yet all of his stories are so dark! You can still hear him enjoying the telling of them :)Reminds me to get over my fears of running out of ideas or writing first to please others—therein, as friends have told me too, is the path to madness!

    18. Buen libro. Como es un conjunto de historias, mi puntaje va en que hubo algunas historias que me encantaron y otras que no tanto, obviamente. En general me pasó que me cuestioné: ¿realmente pasará esto en el futuro? O mejor ¿qué tan lejos estamos de ese futuro? Y pensé: ¡qué aterradores podemos llegar a ser los humanos! Mis favoritos fueron:The VeldtThe Rocket ManThe Last Night of the WorldThe Rockety el mejor de todos, The Man

    19. This book was first published in 1951, a mere six years after the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan. By reference, the fear the atom bomb created had managed to threateningly worm its way into some of the short stories. There were many other accounts of death and total annihilation by one means or another though not necessarily at the hands of the "A bomb". The author may have likely found himself caught up with the overwhelming paranoia of the times that ran rampant in the world. These worr [...]

    20. 3.5 estrellas.Una buena colección de cuentos de Ray Bradbury, aunque por momentos resulta repetitiva porque todos tienen la misma temática: viajes espaciales, los humanos colonizando marte (u otros planetas) o el fin del mundo y la raza humana gracias a la guerra nuclear. Por momentos fue como leer una continuación de Las crónicas marcianas (libro que recomiendo con toda violencia), solo que al carecer del hilo conductor que une los diferentes relatos de las crónicas, pierde un poco de enca [...]

    21. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury  Because I was young, and my brain wasn't too crowded, the stories were indelibly branded on my brain. I'm almost afraid to revisit The Veldt, lest it disappoint. This was assigned reading in fifth or sixth grade, and the stories are deeply embedded in my brain. *** Bradbury is primarily known as a science fiction writer. It’s odd because he doesn’t write science fiction. In fact, he’s crap at science, but that doesn’t matter because he isn’t inter [...]

    22. Bradbury y su extraordinaria prosa nos deleitan con 18 relatos escritos entre 1947 y 1951. Me queda claro que es un maestro de las short stories.Me quedo con estas tres como favoritas: "La larga lluvia", "El zorro y el bosque" y "El cohete".Arte conceptual de "La pradera":Arte conceptual de "Caleidoscopio":Arte conceptual de "La carretera":Arte conceptual de "La larga lluvia":Arte conceptual de "El hombre del cohete":Arte conceptual de "El visitante":Arte conceptual de "La mezcladora de cemento" [...]

    23. War is a bad thing, but peace can be a living horror Stories set in the future. Stories set in realities distant or not so distant from ours. Stories that linger on the doorway to The Twiligh wow wow wow! I got carried away there! Although, I have to say, each of these stories could (and should) have been an episode of The Twilight Zone. A few of them could also be episodes of Black Mirror. There's no need to rate each separately. The Illustrated Man deserves all the stars I can give. Although s [...]

    24. Siguiendo el estilo de 'Crónicas Marcianas', Ray Bradbury recopila varios de sus relatos, ya publicados en diversas revistas, todos ellos conteniendo historias con elementos en común, para formar una novela. Aunque bien es cierto que 'El Hombre Ilustrado' no tiene la cohesión de 'Crónicas Marcianas' ni alcanza los niveles de calidad de ésta.El libro empieza a raíz del encuentro de un personaje con el Hombre Ilustrado, una especie de fenómeno de feria que tiene todo su cuerpo tatuado; pero [...]

    25. As a newly-minted high school reading teacher, my introductory book to spoon-feed to the young'ns was Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It was a really good one to start with, as it had a fairly simple and uncomplicated storyline, a small cast of characters, and fairly well-defined themes and literary techniques. Therefore, teaching it to students who weren't native speakers (but whose English was really good nonetheless) was a good experience.I hadn't read a whole lot of Bradbury prior to that, an [...]

    26. I love short stories. To be able to pack such a punch in just a handful of pages, each word has to be meaningful, each metaphor perfect, each phrase exquisitely crafted and The Illustrated Man is chock-full of stories with staying power.As Bradbury mentions in his introduction, these stories are possible answers to "What if?" questions. Some are humorous, some downright frightening, some thought-provoking. He starts out with a bang: the short story "The Veldt." Those two children are straight ou [...]

    27. Ray Bradbury è meraviglia e poesia in poche pagine.Per i titoli italiani mi rifaccio a quelli di questa edizione, ma hanno subito vari cambiamenti nel tempo.La savana(The Veldt) 3★Caleidoscopio(Kaleidoscope) 5★ + lacrimeUn nuovo inizio(The other foot) 3★L'autostrada(The Highway) 4★L'uomo(The Man) 4★La lunga pioggia(Death-by-rain) 5★L'astronauta(The Rocket Man) 5★Palloncini di fuoco(The Fire Balloons) 3★L'ultima notte del mondo(The last night of the world) 4★Gli esiliati(The ex [...]

    28. داستانها توی فضای وحشتناکی اتفاق می افتادند.هنوز وحشتی که از خواندن هرداستان بهم دست می داد فراموش نکردم.شاید هیچ کتابی به اندازه ی مرد مصور نتوانست مرا بترساند ولی نمی توانم توانایی برادبری را در تصویرگری چنین دنیایی تحسین نکنم.من که تا آن موقع فقط داستانهای پایان خوش ژول ور [...]

    29. --Prologue: The Illustrated Man--The Veld--Kaleidoscope--The Other Foot--The Highway--The Man--The Long Rain--Usher II--The Last Night of the World--The Rocket--No Particular Night or Morning--The Fox and the Forest--The Visitor--Marionettes, Inc.--The City--Zero Hour--The Playground--Epilogue

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