Dragonslayer Audio

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The Original Walking Dead - Leave It To Bradbury!

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-17

If you could sum up Ray Bradbury's Pillar of Fire in three words, what would they be?

I miss Bradbury.

What other book might you compare Ray Bradbury's Pillar of Fire to and why?

This is early Bradbury, written before all of the elements in his style had completely fused. His fans (I'm one) will recognize all the elements of later pieces like Usher II and even F451 but there's a rawness here that I think gives it its strength. It's angrier than a lot of his other early material and his passion for Poe has more of an edge to it here.

Have you listened to any of Bill Oberst Jr.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is obviously enjoying the performance and the material. I like that passion.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Sympathy for a murdering dead man...who else but Ray Bradbury could make a reader feel that? I wanted William Lantry to burn them all down.

Any additional comments?

Poetic in places and just plain creepy in others. Thank you Mr. Bradbury. We really do miss you.

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