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Posted April 10, 2005
Nostalgia drives this rocket of a biography straight to Mars, Alpha Centauri and beyond to immortality. It¿s this same type of sentimentality, this relishing and love of life¿so often the key to Ray Bradbury¿s stories¿which Weller employs to put a human face upon this literary icon¿s work. It's as if Weller fanned the flames of a bon-fire and turned the blaze into a fully raging sun. Yet, instead of burning the skin off the man to look objectively at his bones, as so many biographies do, Weller puts the skin back on Bradbury and treats him like a human being. I savored every moment within the pages of The Bradbury Chronicles and would recommend it to anyone. Perhaps, I¿m at heart a sentimentalist but, in the end, I hope we all are. I can tell that both Bradbury and Weller share this trait, and who better to write about the life of Ray Bradbury than someone who appreciates the small nuances of an epic life. Sam Weller appreciates nuance and his book tells epically.
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