Thursday, June 6, 2013

Flash Review: "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury

Genre: Sci-Fi (Classics)
Series: Stand Alone
Format: Paperback, 182 pages
Publication: June 1, 1984
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars

From Goodreads: Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars—and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. Here are the captivating chronicles of man and Mars—the modern classic by the peerless Ray Bradbury.

My Thoughts: I loved it. I don't know why it took me so long to finally pluck this off my classics shelf and read it, but I'm glad I finally did. The Martian Chronicles is a collection of short stories that, well, chronicles the expeditions of humans on Mars. It's a dark tale of sorrow, ruin, and selfishness that strips humanity of it's flesh leaving nothing but the bare bones with little pieces of skin hanging off. In true Bradbury fashion the entire time I was reading this I kept getting that spooky dream like quality. Simply amazing, a definite recommend!

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