The Martian Chronicles Review

The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury

Summary: Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, we came to the Red Planet & found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, we brought our oldest fears & deepest desires. Humanity conquered Mars--& in that instant, Mars conquered us. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race & vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell, settled into dreams, changing us forever.

Review: I really enjoyed this. I have to admit, there were times when I didn't quite grasp what was happening, but later understood. The writing is beautiful. Some of the short stories (or chapters) were so poetic, some gave me a sense of true loneliness. So much was sort of unexplained and mind boggling, but I think it had to be in order to make a point. I will definitely revisit this book many times in the future. 

This book also completes category 7 of the Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012:

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