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Summer Morning, Summer Night (Green Town #4)

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  385 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
Green Town, Illinois stands at the very heart of Ray Bradbury Country. A lovingly re-imagined version of the author's native Waukegan, it has served as the setting for such modern classics as Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Farewell Summer. In Summer Morning, Summer Night, Bradbury returns to this signature locale with a generous new collection of twen ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 31st 2008 by Subterranean Press
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Христо Блажев
Още магия от Бредбъри: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/l...

Ако пил си веднъж “Вино от глухарчета”, няма да забравиш опиянението и пак към него ще се връщаш; ако казал си “Сбогом, лято”, то ще знаеш, че зимата ще отмине и то пак ще дойде. “Лятно утро, лятна нощ” е януарското ми късче топлина, четох я точно сред големите мразотевици миналата седмица, а отвътре ми всичко грееше, защото Бредбъри е властникът на слънчевите думи. Малко отклонение – от началото на годината чета по малко и от огромн
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Temi Panayotova
Apr 02, 2016 Temi Panayotova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Сборникът от разкази „Лятно утро, лятна нощ“ беше първият ми досег до творчеството на Бредбъри.

Най-накрая на самата книга пише:

Текстовете на останалите разкази, които са били публикувани и по-рано, се базират на своите първи издания.

Не съм ги чела в предишни издания, но новото преиздадено от „Бард“ – много ми хареса – обложката е прелестна, а самата книга е с бяла корица и гръб.
Lyubov
May 30, 2016 Lyubov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Не притежавам перото да редя излишни думи над тази изящна литературна прекрасност. Каквото е трябвало, Бредбъри го е казал.

За това просто ще мина на следващо ниво и ще допълня визуално как ме караше да се чувствам всеки следващ ред от "Лятно утро, лятна нощ":


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Петър Панчев
Лятото на Бредбъри
(Цялото ревю е тук: http://knijenpetar.blogspot.bg/2016/0...)

Не е лесно да се омаеш, дори да си поел едно-две питиета в сумрака на нощно заведение. В света на Бредбъри думите са достатъчни, за да се постигне този ефект – без тайнствени метафори, без изкуствено насищане на атмосферата, без магьосници, крале и остри мечове. Този свят е е изпълнен с неща, които се усещат с наличните ни сетива – действителен, естествен. Ако търсиш магия, можеш да я откриеш в цветовете, предметите,
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Кремена Михайлова
„Дъждът се ля безмилостно върху дървото цяла минута, всичко навън беше студено, а всичко вътре бе дървесно топло и скрито.“

Какъв хубав човек/писател е този Рей! Защо по-често не се отдавам на такива неща – романтика, полет, тръпка!

Ето първоначалният ми отзив, запазвам си го!
„Заради Бредбъри си легнах в 2:30 ч.; и ми се искаше да хукна насред свежата пролетна нощ и да се върна чак сега – романтична и летяща, 6:30 ч. в пролетното утро.“

Всъщност в началото започнах с „Хм, каква семпла сантиментално
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Paul
Apr 25, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it
The joy Bradbury can implant into his writing of the Summer Time and the simple things in life is always a wonderful thing to read.
LOts of short snippets around Greentown in this collection and one or two are little spinnoffs of the bigger works , hinting at some other bits and pieces for the characters but overall its a look at people in general, some funny observations, some quirky and a few dark.
Really enjoyable visit to Bradbury's favourite town.
Temz
Apr 03, 2016 Temz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Отдавна книга не ми е носила онази ленива влюбено-щастлива усмивка.
„Лятно утро, лятна нощ“ от Рей Бредбъри (изд. къща „Бард“, 2016; превод: Милена Илиева) е сборник, който включва в себе си 27 разказа (17 от които непревеждани до момента на български) и който хваща пролетта, настанила се над София, и я повежда за ръката към звездните летни нощи над Грий Таун, щата Илинойс.
Чудесен избор на Издателска къща БАРД за допълване на колекцията от съкровища в жанра на късия разказ след „Златната колекци
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Petya
May 02, 2016 Petya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Страхотна книга! Напълни ми душата.
Cherie
Oct 30, 2015 Cherie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Overall, I really enjoyed reading the stories in this ode to summer and the characters in Green Town, revisited.

I tracked them all on a sheet of paper and wrote down my impressions of them and my star rating. At the end, I gave 10 stories 5 stars, 8 stories 4 stars, 7 stories 3 stars, and 2 stories 2 stars. 107 stars divided by 27 stories equaled 3.96 for a solid 4 star rating.

Stars can't really say anything but register my own personal enjoyment. They say nothing of Ray Bradbury's ability to
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Jeff
Aug 08, 2009 Jeff rated it it was amazing
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Radoslav
Jun 12, 2016 Radoslav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ами, Бредбъри! Страхотен, невероятен, малко меланхоличен, малко страшен, малко сантиментален, малко забавен. Уникален стил на разказване. Оценката не е 5, просто защото сивото вещество не ми достига, за да разбера последните разкази от по 1 стр.
Ronald Roseborough

A mix of twenty seven episodes from Bradbury's Green Town, Illinois. Some new, some published before, this collection brings to life the imagined home where Ray's magic blossoms. The stories taken as a whole are like the first glass of lemonade in summer, the first leaf that turned red in the fall floating silently to earth, the first snowflake in winter alighting on your tongue, or your first kiss in Spring. They are tales to capture in your imagination and savor again and again. Bradbury was a
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Shannon
Jun 25, 2015 Shannon rated it really liked it
Summer is not Summer until you dive head first into Ray Bradbury. I love his language and writing style. I love how you can see and taste and smell Green Town, Illinois. I read him every summer and it never gets tired.
Rabeea
Jun 16, 2016 Rabeea rated it it was amazing
This short story anthology has become one of my most coveted books now. It's one of those books in which I was torn with wanting to devour all of it in one sitting while simultaneously wanting to prolong this rare, euphoric high while reading.
This is the kind of book you want to snuggle up with near your window while it's raining outside, with the book transporting you to a near hypnotic reverie. Summer Morning, Summer Night was at once compelling and soothing. Bradbury, who by the way, has zoo
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Joell
Mar 22, 2010 Joell rated it it was ok
Bradbury is always wonderful when writing about his favorite little town. But this book was a confused jumble of collected stories. I guess I was looking for typical Bradbury storytelling that leads you down a crooked, but wonderful path and this book jumped from trail to road and then out to uncharted territory. Some lovely moments, but all in all, I really struggled to hold my attention to the pages.
Mark Oppenlander
This is a late collection of short stories from Bradbury, all set in Green Town, Illinois. The first half of the book is mostly old material, but includes a few classics such as the delightful nail-biter "The Screaming Woman" and the bittersweet "These Things Happen."

The second half of the book is Green Town stories that have never been collected before. They seem to come from a variety of periods in Bradbury's career and they are of varying quality. None of them are truly terrible but a few are
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Bill
Feb 17, 2015 Bill rated it it was amazing
As always, Bradbury delivers a great collection of prose poetry. Some stories almost above his usual level of greatness, some only slightly below. Most short story collections tend to be uneven. But with Bradbury there's rarely any large plunges, and even his least is better than some writer's best. I don't feel his greatness when he writes poetry, but all his sort fiction can only be refered to as prose poems. What I like best, besides his writing style, is the stories from the heart. Not all o ...more
Pavel  Erikin
Сборник самых разномастных историй о любви, с щепоткой других тем. После шедеврального "Вина от одуванчиков" - такой подставы от Бредбери даже и не ожидаешь. Серьезно, это ведь сборник рассказов - неужели больше, кроме как о любви, рассказать-то не о чем? Магической атмосферы летнего городка больше нет, а ближе к концу начинаются рассказы на 3 абзаца - выглядят как настоящая халтура. Проходите мимо и перечитывайте "Вино из одуванчиков" - вот где правда улетаешь в лето.
Kerry
Jul 13, 2014 Kerry rated it it was amazing
Ray Bradbury holds the secret of summer in this treasured little book of short stories. It's a great addition to Dandelion Wine, which I have to say I loved more, probably only because it's longer. Even though I'm not of Bradbury's generation, I can still appreciate the subtle innocence of the time period he raises from days back when.

Summer has the power to invoke thoughts of childhood swept beneath the rug of time. How it feels to take that first bite of a fresh peach straight out of the tree
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Nickolai
Feb 02, 2014 Nickolai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Не самый лучший сборник рассказов Брэдбери. Часть из них представляют собой фрагменты, не вошедшие в повесть "Вино из одуванчиков". Другие до краев наполнены пессимизмом и порождают у читателя отчаяние от невозможности что-либо изменить. Но вместе с тем, автор смог создать чарующую атмосферу знойного лета посреди холодной зимы. Больше всего понравились рассказы: "Далекая гитара", "Хлеб воспоминаний", "Рассказ о любви", "Прыг-скок".
Emily
Mar 24, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
I loved some of the stories and hated others, but in all of them, Bradbury's writing was beautiful and enchanting. Found some jewels tucked in this book that I will carry with me forever, and those stories that were depressing I will leave behind me. Glad I read this book.
Caitlin
Apr 10, 2014 Caitlin rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the quick pace and overall "summer" feel of this book. I was left wondering if all of the individual stories are related. Bradbury used several last names repeatedly and the location was consistently in the IL/Chicago area around (what felt like) the same time period. I look forward to reading more of Bradbury's work.
Elena
Jul 27, 2014 Elena rated it it was amazing
No one can write about summer the way Ray Bradbury did.

You’ll just be someone that looks at the world straight off and sees it.
You can even enjoy the duplicity of man, somehow. By recognizing that evil is natural to man, you should be able to cope with it better.


“What good is love?”
“Good. Well, I guess you’d call it a kind of lubricant. It stops friction. There are so many elbows to knock and feet to step on in this world. And so many people swatting each other in the face with pan-cake
flipp
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Stephanie Ricker
Apr 15, 2010 Stephanie Ricker rated it really liked it
I ate up Summer Morning, Summer Night. Look, I know I gush about Bradbury in every other entry here, but seriously, his stories are exquisite. If you haven't read any of his short stories, do yourself a favor and try some immediately. It doesn't even matter what collection; they're all great. Bradbury's stories ARE the seasons. I can't think of summer without thinking of Dandelion Wine, and I can't think of fall without thinking of the autumn people in Something Wicked This Way Comes. I'm convin ...more
Lachelle
Mar 16, 2009 Lachelle rated it really liked it
At first, I didn't like the way this book started at all. I didn't realize that it was a bunch of short stories, so the first story I really got into and when I started reading the next chapter, I was asking myself "What happened?" But then, I understood that it was a collection of well written short stories and I began to like it again.

This book was an easy read and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Most of the stories were very intriguing and all had something to do with summer. The stories changed fr
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Steve Lasaine
Mar 25, 2015 Steve Lasaine rated it liked it
Good stuff; great stuff ; wanted more knowing that was all.
Sylvia Walker
Sep 23, 2014 Sylvia Walker rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
These beautifully written short stories are about loneliness, wanting to be loved, and our human frailty. Classic Ray Bradbury!
Liliya Ivanova
May 08, 2016 Liliya Ivanova rated it it was amazing
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Абсолютно фантастична.
Kev
Apr 05, 2016 Kev added it
Anything written by Ray Bradbury is a joy. He writes with so much colour and life and I don't know how he does it.
Shendara
Feb 13, 2010 Shendara rated it it was amazing
In Summer Morning Summer Night, Bradbury returns to this signature locale (Green Town, Illinois, a re-imagined version of the author's native Waukegan) with a generous new collection of twenty-seven stories and vignettes, seventeen of which have never been published before. *

*taken from the Subterranean Press description.

A collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury with the most beautiful cover ever created for a book.
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American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He bec ...more
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