I'm a bit put off by reading Bradbury's books. He's an excellent story teller, but his style of writing is hard for me to read, though I can't put my finger on just what it is. I just want to get on with the story instead of reading the superfluous words that overlay it. The movie was great, and was how I managed to forage out what was going on in the book. I felt the same way about his Fahrenheit 451- really interesting story, but it's buried just beneath the surface.