Snippets #1

Ray Bradbury-Fahrenheit 451

He stared at the parlor that was dead and grey as the  waters of an ocean that might teem with life if they switched on the electric sun. 


3 thoughts on “Snippets #1

  1. Now there’s a ringing endorsement of TV, and all the well-founded cynicism it merits. Let that shit rock on, Ray. Fucking 1959 style, or whatever: pre-saged that 24 hour news-cycle shit, yo.

    1. Dude, Bradbury is the fucking best! I just finished The October Country by him, and it was incredible. I didn’t even collect any “snippets” from it to post from that, because every word was just too good, and oddly personal. It was like a sacred treat I didn’t even want to share with anyone else. Story in that called “The Scythe”, bout a broke down Depression-era family that stops by a house, finds a dead farmer, scythe and wheat chaff in hand. Family takes over yada, yada, yada, and then its got the Twilight Zone twist, be careful what you wish for thing. Read that in the midst of this recent moving and property considerations. It was like the universe was standing there screaming at me to stop.

  2. I like how you describe the personal covetedness (bad word) you had with the Bradbury, that’s good. The careful what you wish for, I can imagine how that could go south. He was a real gem of a guy, that one. I’ve only dipped my toe in there. But I’ll keep an eye out for that one. Bill

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