Search Results: "Adrian Bradbury"


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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Bradbury's personal experience with children in northern Uganda lends credence to these narratives, and readers will share his sympathies with these innocent victims. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Five moving, personal stories of children caught up in wars are recounted here, each followed by short sections of historical background and explanations of the conflicts. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN by Ray Bradbury
Released: March 19, 1953

"A very pleasant variety show."
A double dozen from a recognized science-fiction writer, these stories range further in subject than his expected field, so that this is not necessarily confined to bug-eyed monster devotees. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 28, 1973

"In either event, it might sell more copies than all this year's NBA nominees put together."
This sing-song collection of pretentious verse by the famous sci-fi author indicates once again, as if it needed proving, that most fiction writers have not the slightest aptitude for poetry. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR CRIMINALE by Malcolm Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Ultimately, then, a dull and curiously empty work, pretty much lacking Bradbury's customary comic edge."
Known for his satirical novels about British academics (Rates of Exchange, 1983, etc.), Bradbury here examines the way we treat cultural icons. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Essays made up mainly of declamation. Stick with the novels and stories that ensure Bradbury's place in the pantheon."
In three dozen pieces sometimes prickly and always passionate, SF/fantasy legend Bradbury fires off opinions galore on books, movies, SF and the people and places in his life. Read full book review >

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FROM THE DUST RETURNED by Ray Bradbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A far cry from the great early stories, but filled with a nostalgic charm that vitiates Bradbury's notorious rhetorical laxness and sentimentality. One of his most attractive and satisfying works in quite some time."
At last—a book you can judge by its cover. For this one sports a wonderfully macabre illustration born of Charles Addams's brief collaboration with master fantasist Bradbury, best known for such classic fiction as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and Fahrenheit 451 (1953). Read full book review >

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DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury
Released: March 26, 1975

"The poignant quality of Bradbury's writing, the evocative elements that will capture others than his usual audience, combine to make this an unusual reading experience."
The impossibility of pigeon-holding Ray Bradbury as a science fiction writer is once again emphasized in this charming philosophical study of adolescence. Read full book review >

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RIVER RUNS DEEP by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A solid look at a fascinating historical side note. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
A tubercular boy is sent to live in a cave that might heal him. Read full book review >

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SHIFT by Jennifer Bradbury
FICTION
Released: May 20, 2008

"Fresh, absorbing, compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
A smart and moving coming-of-age story about two best friends, Chris and Win, who bicycle across the country the summer after high-school graduation. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE IN by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A compassionate story of homelessness and friendship, recycled art and community. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In Chandigarh, a town in northern India, is Nek Chand's Rock Garden, a magnificent, 40-acre garden of some 5,000 sculptures made from recycled ceramics, industrial waste, and discarded household scrap—and the real-life inspiration for this historical novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1959

"The title is apt — the variety here is spice."
Science fiction and space give way here to the imaginative, fantastic and the inexplicable, in 22 stories that make up a swift kaleidoscope of patterns. Read full book review >

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THE TOYNBEE CONVECTOR by Ray Bradbury
Released: June 23, 1988

"Lyrical word-collage pasted around candy people: fantasy that just evaporates—and maybe best suited to a YA audience."
Bradbury's first story sheaf since The Stories of Ray Bradbury (1980) finds him more lyrically Bradburyesque than ever, in 22 new fantasies. Read full book review >