Friday, July 29, 2005

The Poet of the Pulps

The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury by Jonathan Kirsch

On an "evening in 1931, he was summoned to the stage of the Genessee Theatre to assist Blackstone the Magician in a showy illusion, and the day in 1932, a carnival performer called Mr. Electrico singled out the boy in the front row, knighting him with a sword, and uttered a benediction: 'Live forever'."

"I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard," Bradbury told his biographer. "Just weeks after he said this to me, I started writing every day. I never stopped." Review.

I have been a great fan of Bradbury since I was ten years old. I, for one, am not going to miss this!

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