Monday, 30 July 2012
The day it rained forever
I was very sad to hear that Ray Bradbury passed away recently. He is a writer I had a huge respect for - and a great affection for too.
I discovered this battered Penguin edition of The Day it Rained Forever in amongst all of our books when they came out of storage. Just looking at the contents page sent a thrill through me. It sent me straight back to my teens when I loved both science fiction (although Bradbury is not so easy to define) and the short story.
I still meet people - otherwise well read people - who have never read Bradbury and I am always a little surprised. He certainly deserves to be read, and I think he still has a lot to offer today's teenagers. Any teachers out there - try reading Fever Dream to your English class. It is a gem.