Ray Bradbury Unbound - Jonathan R. Eller

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


Ray Bradbury: Unbound is the sequel to Becoming Ray Bradbury.


Apparently there's so much to tell about the famous American writer that it wouldn't fit into one biography. Ray Bradbury: Unbound is the story of his life during the '50s and '60s and it's full with movie adaptation and failed theatrical productions.


It read like a very well-researched and extensive biography (not that I'm that experienced reading biographies), and a lot of information is given about his work and his (professional) relationships with people in the film- or writing community who are probably very well known (just not to me).


But sometimes there were a bit too many details in my humble opinion. The fact that this is only a part in a series of biographies creates the space to add a lot in the books. And sometimes it felt like an overload of information. This combined with the somewhat impersonal writing made that it wasn't always an easy or nice book to read even though I found it very interesting. After reading this biography I want to read more of his books besides Fahrenheit 451 and The Illustrated Man.