A Graveyard for Lunatics (Crumley Mysteries #2)
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Bradbury, perché mi hai fatto questo?!
This is the sequel to "Death is a Lonely Business," picking up a few years later with the main character now working for a movie studio. Many of the characters from the previous book show up as well, including Constance Rattigan, Inspector Crumley and old, blin...more
The positive things I can say about it are that, as always, Ray Bradbury is great with creating memorable characters, and he's very very good with dialogue. This book is no exception. I was especially a huge fan of J.C. (an eccentric Jesus look-alik...more
Oh, Ray Bradbury, how I love you! I will not speak of Brandbury in the past tense-his genius lives on.
As I sai, I really did not like the story so much. I figured out the identity of the Beast quite early in the story, although I did not figure out any of the rest of the pieces to complete the puzzle.
Read Death is a Lonely Business before you start this novel though, you will be thankful for the Character development that he builds on from the previous book.
This book is second in a series which begins with "Death is a Lonely Business", but works as a standalone mystery. I picked it up without...more
The tale is set in and around a movie studio in the 1950s where great films were made many years before. It is 20 years since the studio head died, some say mysteriously. The movie studio has an adjacent graveyard and some people believe the studio head has come back to...more
Пригласить постановщиком лучше всего Фрица Ланга, а в помощники ему взять Билли Уайлдера. Рэй Харрихаузен будет делать спецэффекты и застенчиво играть Холдстрома. Борис Карлофф и Эрих фон Штрогейм появятся в эпизодических ролях, Джин Келли станцует на крыше Оперы Гарнье, Чаплин сыграет Иисуса, Сильвия Сидни — Констанцию, а Лон Чейни — все главные роли, кроме, конечно, САМОЙ главной. САМУЮ главную сделает сам...more
Just in case you haven't read this one -- or read it long enough ago so it's worth re-reading -- here's a lively graveyard to go digging around in. (You might even share it with your ghoul friend.)
Dad & Julie"
"For while the peopl...more
It is difficult to characterize the book, as it is very unusual. I liked it a lot as I read it, hence the five stars. Writing this review six weeks later, it is hard to to even explain what the book was truly about. The actual plot...more
Halloween Night, 1954. A young, film-obsessed scriptwriter has just been hired at one of the great studios. An anonymous investigation leads from the giant Maximus Films backlot to an eerie graveyard separated from the studio by a single wall. There he makes a terrifying discovery that thrusts him into a maelstrom of intrigue and mystery -- and into the dizzy exhilaration of the movie industry at the height of its glittering power.From Publishers Weekly
Hollywood, Halloween night, 1954. At a m
Fortunately, I had faith in Bradbury and he did not disappoint. The characters he created were very weird but somehow that made them more vivid and real. They spoke for themselves. His dialogue is so compelling I found myself skimming down the page to find out what happens. Luckily I had the sen...more
Notte di Halloween, anno 1954.
Un giovane sceneggiatore, da poco entrato a far parte di una delle maggiori case di produzione hollywoodiane, riceve un invito anonimo e si reca negli studios; e qui tra una corsa di bighe, la sabbia del deserto e le cascate del Niagara, scopre nascosto dietro un tramezzo un cimitero, un luogo fitto di segreti che lo trascina in un vortice di intrigo e mistero.
Ray Bradbury offre in questo libro una combinazione di poliziesco e letteratura noir.
This was my 2nd Bradbury book, and despite fabulous quotes it was my second disappointment. I know he's got to be an amazing author, but apparently I should have stuck with my first instinct and started with Something Wicked This Way Comes. Next time...
While October Country was hit and miss (it's a short story collection), Graveyard really never grabbed me...more
Bradbury's writing style has always reeled me into his stories. He writes with such deep sensory detail that you can't help but get sucked in. Don't want to spoil the sto...more