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THE BRADBURY CHRONICLES by Sam Weller June 7, 2012

Posted by lycan librarian in book reviews, Books and reading.

If you’re seeking a tribute to the late, great Ray Bradbury, why not immerse yourself in his life story? Sam Weller’s 2005 account of the genius writer was so well done that Bradbury himself said, “This is my life! It’s as if somehow Sam Weller slipped into my skin and head and heart — it’s all here.”
The book begins with Bradbury’s earliest days, those as a toddler tied to a tree by his paranoid mother. It goes on to record his fascination with movies and his trips as a young boy to the movie studios. The cost of the book is worth the hysterical story about when he got W. C. Fields’ autograph, alone. Weller shows Bradbury faithfully, as such a gentle and giving man that he had as many ideas stolen from him as he was given credit for.
Bradbury was a rare gift to this world and there will forever be an empty spot where he once stood. When asked what he wanted on his tombstone, he said he hoped it would say that there lies a man who loved every single minute of life and is sorry it’s over. My wish for his soul is that the mysterious land of death is as enjoyable for him as he found life.



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