The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury

One of my all time favorite books...literally changed my life. I keep the black-cloth bound STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY next to my bed like it's the Holy Bible. Having been lucky enough to have had Edgar Allan Poe be my first exposure to horror as a young boy, reading USHER II in The Martian Chronicles made me way more giddy with excitement than it probably should have, but it still remains one of my all-time favorite short stories with its call-backs to so many Poe stories. If reading is a religion, Bradbury is quite possibly Christ.