Very few writers in history have received as much love as Ray Bradbury. He is a writer of such caliber that even the most prolific writers today lavish praise upon his works. Bradbury has an impressive collection of essays, novels, and short stories under his belt. He has also been called on to help on screenplays for feature film and television on several occasions. Bradbury’s unparalleled imagination as well as mastery of
the craft of storytelling was nothing short of avant-garde.
The one Bradbury novel that stands out is “Fahrenheit 451.” The story takes readers to a dystopian future and navigates them through harrowing events one after another. In the world Bradbury created, books are burned so as not to encourage people to think of themselves. He wrote this book to show his extreme distaste for people who have burned books before.
However, one of the most memorable stories I’ve ever come across is “Mars is Heaven,” a story which details a group of people who are presented by the innermost desires of their hearts while exploring the Martian landscape. The twist will floor any reader and stick with him as it did with me for years after reading it.
There are still dozens of works from Bradbury that we highly recommend. But the truth of the matter is, each one is just as gripping as the last.