Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury by Joe Hill, and others

I've always admired Ray Bradbury's stories.  He had a way of making chills run up and down my spine.  In many cases, his stories disturbed me because they were a little too close to the truth.

Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 7th, so make a note to pick it up then.

This is done as a graphic novel which is very fitting.  You have the opportunity to see what other writers thought of his work.  They have written stories based on his titles and concepts but with their own interpretation of how it ends.  The stories are based on "By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain," "The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury," "Backward in Seville," "Weariness," "Live Forever!," "Who Knocks?," "Earth (A Gift Shop)," "Altenmoor, Where the Dogs Dance," and "Conjure." 

All the stories are good, some are confusing and most still leave you wondering, just like Bradbury did.  My favorites are "Where the Dogs Dance" and "Conjure".   Neil Gaiman's story has a hook at the end that makes you wonder just what he meant by that.  You can be sure he did that on purpose.

Grab a copy of the book, sit in your favorite reading spot, and get ready to enjoy the graphics and the text that goes with it.  It makes for a very pleasant afternoon of reading.  I prefer to read these kind of stories during the day but you might feel different about it.

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