Search Results: "Ray Bradbury"


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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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Released: June 15, 1962

"Definitely for all admirers."
A somewhat fragmentary nocturnal shadows Jim Nightshade and his friend Will Halloway, born just before and just after midnight on the 31st of October, as they walk the thin line between real and imaginary worlds. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS by Ray Bradbury
Released: Oct. 28, 1985

"Scott Joplin); and—on nearly every page—quirky blendings of creepiness and humor, innocence and decadence, nightmare and cartoon."
Though dedicated to the memory of mystery-writers Chandler, Hammett, Cain, and Macdonald, Bradbury's new novel—his first full-length fiction since Something Wicked This Way Comes—isn't really an homage to the hard-boiled detective genre. Read full book review >

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QUICKER THAN THE EYE by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 1996

"So-so material for the most part; fans hoping for another Martian Chronicles or October Country face certain disappointment."
A collection of 21 tales from the Grandfather fantasist—none of which have appeared in book form before, though our galley doesn't tell us where they have appeared before, if they have, or when they were written. Read full book review >

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THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Ray Bradbury
Released: May 4, 1950

"None of the complexities of concepts or formulae, this has an imaginative rather than technical ingenuity."
A flight of fancy in time and space which transcribes some incidents which take place on the planet of Mars, there's a literary, visionary quality here and an avoidance of the more mechanistic aspects of this medium. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2002

"Slight, affecting, voluble, exuberant—by a writer who feels life's even better than he can imagine."
Science fiction grandmaster Bradbury gathers together 25 stories, some half-baked, most unpublished. Read full book review >

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THE ILLUSTRATED MAN by Ray Bradbury
Released: Feb. 23, 1950

"A book which is not limited by its special field."
Scientific fiction enclosed in a frame — wanderer meets a tattooed man whose images foretell the future, leaving a space to preview the destiny of the viewer. Read full book review >

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Released: July 2, 1990

"A tall crock of kirsch and Classic Coke."
Hyperrhapsodic Hollywood fantasia borne on a soft-rubber mystery plot, or Moby Dick blown up on a trout's spine. Read full book review >

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Released: March 26, 1990

"Nonlovers may find the fare a bit exotic and rich."
Bradbury, all charged up, drunk on life, joyous with writing, puts together nine past essays on writing and creativity and discharges every ounce of zest and gusto in him. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL SUMMER by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A thin work, heavily reliant on dialogue, but one that serves as an intriguing coda to one of Bradbury's classics."
Bradbury has yet another lesson to share about growing up and growing old. 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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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 >