Ray Bradbury's work cannot be admired. A master of short prose, he promptly, emotionally, unusually vividly and originally introduces the reader into the world of his heroes. The world of personal feelings and impulses. A world of fantasies and thoughts. A world endowed with sensations. Bradbury is a recognized master of the word, and after reading his books there is a certain aftertaste.
Ray Bradbury in one of his stories shares with readers that he writes all his things in the wake of enthusiasm and dedication. It really is. Already at a fairly old age, he continued to write. Every morning began with a story or story. New books were published annually. The last novel of the writer was released in 2006.
Bradbury wrote more than 800 works: novels and novels, short stories and plays, articles, notes and poems. Many of them were filmed. The best books of Ray Bradbury worthily take a place in various ratings and polls.
According to the newspaper Le Monde, the novel “Martian Chronicles” took its rightful place in the list of “100 books of the twentieth century. One of the most beloved readers, according to the survey "Ray Bradbury - the best books." The book was first published in 1950.
In fact, the novel presents separate stories, which at first were not conceived as a whole. They are sometimes not interconnected by stories, contradict each other and even differ in mood. They are united by a common theme of the future and the development of a new planet.
In each of the stories, the urgent problems of mankind are raised - capitalism, racism, the arms race, the Cold War. The author transfers the inconstancy and disorder of the modern world into the future. It shows the reader how tragically life of earthlings can end if they fail to stop in time.
In fact, the author’s fantastic worlds are our mysterious and amazing planet, which is destroyed by man himself, and not by strange creatures. Ray Bradbury's best books have been filmed, including The Martian Chronicles. Based on the novel, the self-titled mini-series was released, which was released in 1980.
"451 degrees Fahrenheit"
The novel occupies the first lines of the list of “100 Best Fiction Books”, which, according to the editors of the magazine “Fantasy World”, every fan of this genre must read. The novel "451 degrees Fahrenheit" is considered to be the best book of the writer, which brought him worldwide fame. One of the famous works in the dystopian genre opens before the reader a society in which books are banned.
Firefighters burn books, not extinguish fires. The world is filled with thoughtless entertainment and TVs. People stopped not only communicating with each other, but also thinking. In his work “Zen in the Art of Writing Books,” the author writes that it is literally a “penny novel.” At that time, he could not afford a typewriter and rented it in the library hall at 10 cents for half an hour.
“Hammer on the keys” with insane speed and the first version of the novel “Firefighters” wrote in 9 days. Subsequently, it turned into "451 degrees Fahrenheit." The work, which the author calls a “penny novel”, in the first line of the list of “The Best Books of Ray Bradbury”, has been translated into many languages and has become a world bestseller. In 1966, the self-titled feature film shot on the writer’s book was released.
This book, according to readers of LADY.TUT.BY, ranks first in the list of books that inspire. Four of the best books by Ray Bradbury, including Dandelion Wine, were featured in Top Fiction Books 2016. There is no supernatural theme familiar to the author in the novel. This is partly an autobiographical novel.
In one of his works, Bradbury writes that he did not interfere with his feelings and the past to tell about himself. And he turned into a twelve-year-old boy, for whom every day of the summer becomes a small discovery. The novel gives readers the opportunity to plunge into this magic. In feelings and feelings that cannot be repeated in adulthood.
“Dandelion Wine” - an opportunity to return to the world of childhood, smell the summer and feel that life is full of sun. Take a break from everyday fuss and notice its light. This opportunity can be provided to readers only by the unsurpassed master of the word, who is Ray Bradbury.
Books (their list is not large) that are able to rekindle a thirst for life, to awaken bright and warm feelings in a person, I want to read again and again. “Dandelion Wine” is one of them. This is a portion of the solar elixir. The novel is not worth reading in one go. It must be tried in small sips. Savoring page after page of "caught and corked in the bottle summer."
As Ray Bradbury writes in one of his stories, the best books are created by trial and error. And he was right. This is exactly what happened with the manuscript of the book “Dandelion Wine”, which the publishers called “raw” and part of it was postponed “until better times”. But for the rejected part, the author immediately found a name - "Summer, goodbye." She was waiting in the wings, surrounded by "new thoughts and images."
The main character in the novel is gradually growing up. And during this period, the line dividing children and adults is clearly traced. The hero finds himself in the center of an eternal conflict between fathers and children. But he’s not afraid to ask questions that concern him and receive frank answers. The author worked on the novel for about half a century. “Summer, goodbye” is the author’s latest novel. Even before its release, the book received consumer demand.
Ray Bradbury. Books
The list of works by this author is so large that to list them all is not so simple. In addition to the books indicated in the article, they are widely known:
- “A cure for melancholy” - realistic stories;
- “Man in Pictures” - a collection of popular science stories;
- “And the thunder struck” - science fiction stories;
- "Golden apples of the sun" - stories;
- “Trouble is approaching” - a fantastic novel;
- "Dark Carnival" - a collection of "horror" and science fiction stories;
- “Death is a lonely business” is a detective novel.