Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles The Authorized


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  • 250 pages
  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles The Authorized Adaptation
  • Dennis Calero
  • English
  • 06 March 2016

10 thoughts on “Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles The Authorized Adaptation

  1. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    I'm not really sure why but I have never read Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles so when I had the chance to order this graphic adaptation of the book I took it And of course now I want to read the original versionIn the introduction to this 2011 edition Bradbury explains his lifelong fascination for Mars and how he came to write the stories that eventually were collected as The Martian Chronicles I was so impressed with this book There is a lot to think about here and the topics are as timely in our day as when the stories began appearing in 1946 Maybe even so I do read some graphic novels yet I'm no expert in the field I felt the artwork here matched the feeling of the stories but I did get confused sometimes with the dialogue bubbles Every so often I read them out of order simply because I wasn't sure which was supposed to be firstBut that was a tiny blip on the radar screen the rest of the experience was amazing I've been through it twice already and I can't help but wonder if any of Bradbury's visions of Mars may someday become reality I do know that whether or not Man ever manages to colonize other worlds if we do not change our basic approach to life before we go we will destroy every planet the way we are destroying Earth now


  2. Diane Diane says:

    What a fantastic adaptation this is The Martian Chronicles is one of my favorite sci fi books and when I saw this graphic novel version on the shelf at my library I grabbed it and couldn't wait to read itThe text is from Bradbury's famous stories and the accompanying drawings are striking I've read the original novel several times and reading it with such powerful visuals made it even thought provoking and compellingI would highly recommend this adaptation to science fiction fansFavorite uotesWe earth men have a talent for ruining big beautiful thingsIf you can't have the reality a dream is just as good


  3. Katie Katie says:

    What a weird mostly repetitive dark not very fun time


  4. Gina Gina says:

    A couple of ualifiers 1 I almost never read graphic novels and when I do I mostly wish I was just reading a novel I liked the Fahrenheit 451 adaptation well enough but didn't think it really held a candle to the book Also I don't care for the style of artwork you often find in graphic novels and I hate reading anything written in all caps So I'm not coming at this book as an appreciator of the medium 2 The Martian Chronicles is my favorite book of all time I know much of it practically by heart and like to pick up one of my 15 copies every now and then to read a story here and there in between full readings So I'm not some sort of objective reviewer I don't really like to have things I love tinkered with With that said I liked it okay It's not the worst adaptation I've found that title is reserved for the mini series with Rock Hudson which was basically a crime against humanity But you absolutely cannot read this book and say that you have read The Martian Chronicles It's heavily abridged for one thing which actually gives it of a cohesive chronological feel but leaves out some of the best stories No Way Up in the Middle of the Air Usher II The Silent Towns The Long Years or There Will Come Soft Rains Bradbury himself eliminated some of these stories from certain editions of the novel while adding others so this is not unprecedented but I missed them Also because I know the stories so well I'm not sure how much a new reader would get out of them in this format Since the words are probably 85% ish dialogue you miss a good chunk of the beautiful writing in the novel and the stories feel a bit shallow although they are very faithful to the book So overall unless you are a Bradbury fanatic like me and feel compelled to acuire every new release or you really love graphic novels I would probably give this a pass


  5. ashes ➷ ashes ➷ says:

    This was embarrassing So embarrassing I had to add an image I literally could not rate this book two stars because it weighed on my soul This was depressing to get throughSo first off I'm a die hard fan of Bradbury and I've read The Martian Chronicles probably twice not necessarily chronologically each time but all the same I'm familiar I knew the plots of most of the stories and I still got confused because the speech bubbles make no senseLook at that That is sad That is unreadable That is something that should never have gotten past an editor My God It got worse but I can't find images so just trust me when I say every other page looked like this uninspired imagery with blocks of text laid on top generally haphazardly I was at a loss I don't know how I finished the bookI want to add a star for the art but it was what it was It changed so often I actually thought at some point multiple artists were doing it all with the same general bland comic book style but still multiple artists because sometimes the art was honestly just a set of silhouettes Nope And I can't get a photo of this but on the last page there's a reflection that's drawn not backwards but somehow worse A man is holding a child on his right shoulder and the child appears on the right shoulder in the reflection Yes Really I Can't Make This Up All Of This Got Through Editing SomehowHence my reaction image I still cannot believe this was authorized Who let this happen Why What on Earth possessed them Please just read the regular book and leave this one alone


  6. Kerry Kerry says:

    Dave got this one from the library and since it was sitting there I thought I'd give it a read I remember my father reading this one and him watching the 1979 miniseries I must have come in at the end as the only part I remembered was the very end with the father saying here are the Martians Those memories were enough for me to decide to give the graphic novel a tryI'm not that good with graphic novels I miss a lot as I'm a written word person rather than a visual person and considering it was also condensed I'm sure I missed some stuff but I was left feeling I'd picked up the essential story with just a few points unclearI know I should really have gone to the source but I know full well I'm not going to be reading any classic SF any time soon although I am kind of interested so I have to admit I cheated I went to Wikipedia to help me clarify the few points and now I'm feeling uite satisfied by the storyIt's all a bit depressing really but it's a very interesting kind of depressing so that must be worth something


  7. Michael Michael says:

    This is an OK adaptation of The Martian Chronicles but the strength of the original stories is in Bradbury's language so once you've stripped the majority of that away what you're left with is much diminishedThe artwork is fine and would work OK with something plot driven but it failed to convey to me the pain grief loss and nostalgic yearning of the original It would have taken something special and amazing to convey that artistically and Calero just didn't do itIf you haven't read the book this is based on and if you like this graphic novel at all then do yourself a favour and read the original one of the best story collections regardless of genre ever written


  8. zxvasdf zxvasdf says:

    I love The Martian Chronicles I remember it being the first sf novel I read that wasn't from the children's corner Rocket Summer won me over The novel enthralled me with its lyrical uality dreamlike seuences of madness subterfuge hypocrisy then finally a redemption of sortsSo no offense to the artist but this graphic novel doesn't live up to the grandeur of the novel It's just a matter of taste and it's not mine I pictured vibrant colors bold and fluid lines and perhaps a collaboration of different artists for each chapter But it was obviously a labor of love and I can respect that I thought the last chapter was well done


  9. Kevin Shepherd Kevin Shepherd says:

    Graphic adaptations of novels can when done right introduce time tested classics to a whole new audience Dennis Calero's rendering of The Martian Chronicles is impressive but it lacks the nuance and heft of Bradbury's book 4 stars for nice artwork and for inspiring me to revisit the original


  10. Donna Donna says:

    I read this book years ago and I can still remember the visions and the words Rock Hudson looking into the pool of water and declaring who the Martians were Loved it


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