The Illustrated Man

 

Format: Ebook

Souce: iBooks

Rating: 3.75

Bradbury compiles a bunch of interesting short stories together in one storyline.  The short stories are about children having too much freedom, racist, Jesus, marriage, and aliens.  All the stories play out on the tattoos of the Illustrated Man.

 

“We’re all fools,” said Clemens, “all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and live accordingly.”

 

Marionettes, INC. was my favorite of the short stories.After all, when you have been married ten years, you don’t expect a woman to sit on your lap for two hours every evening, calling you at work twelve times a day and talk baby talk.

After all, when you have been married ten years, you don’t expect a woman to sit on your lap for two hours every evening, calling you at work twelve times a day and talk baby talk.

This story is about 2 husbands who want some time without their wife. But don’t want to leave their wives alone. So one has hired a Robot stand in.  All goes well because the robot is just like the man.  The robot is flawless except it is programmed to love and love fully.  It is an overall interesting short story.

 

 

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