Conduciendo a ciegas
Conduciendo a ciegas invita al lector a largos y asombrosos paseos a través del tiempo y la memoria, a inolvidables excursiones a un mundo donde la sorp ...more
That's how I would describe this collection of short stories from Ray Bradbury.
They're also quirky, introspective, and surrealistic, and I loved every one!
If you ...more
Al menos Bradbury —al igual que yo— tampoco sabe conducir.
Ех, Бредбъри, Бредбъри…
Често споменавам името му по различни поводи. Дали ще го цитирам, ще го спомена в контекста на най-добрите фантасти и разказвачи или ще препоръчам някое от десетките интервюта, където с детски плам говори за очарованието на библиотеките и страстта към писането. Понякога подчертавам името му, за да се знае, че ми е толкова любим.
И след като ви направих съпричастни към своя патос, признавам, че „Нощен влак за Вавилон” бе ...more
Here is this tower of science fiction, late in his life, trying to write non-science fiction short stories, and it just isn't working. His writing style does not lend itself to the short compact prose needed for a successful short story. No, you cannot teach a old dog a new trick.
Nothing if not consistent, every short story immediately jumps right in, without giving the reader a proper introduction. The dialog is jarr ...more
This book is more focused than any of the other collections I have read. Almost every piece here is about memory and/or loss. The stories deal with the losses that come with aging (physical, mental and emotion ...more
Този сборник, носещ българс ...more
"Due to so many books being written each year and by so many different authors, I often find myself shying away from reading multiple books by the same author. I think there is value in spending precious reading time with a diversified group of authors because they all, by nature of their individuality, bring their own peculiar set of knowledge and experience. Yet, every once in a little while, an author so impresses me I'm willing to spend a hugely disprop ...more
A stunning new collection of short fiction by the beloved Dean of American storytellers, "Driving Blind" takes readers on unforgettable excursions to the fantastic, glorious grand tours through time and memory--interspersed with strange, unexpected side trips to the disturbing and the eerie.From Library Journal
Following his Quicker than the Eye (Avon, 1996), Bradbury, author of such sf classics as Fahrenheit 451 (1953), returns in top form with another new collection of 21 short stories, only
My favorite stories are probably "The Mirror", "Mr. Pale", and "That ...more
I can’t help but apply the same theme to my reading of Bradbury. As a student in junior high and high school I immersed myself in works by Bradbury like The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and The Illustrated Man. Books that evoked a spirit of discover ...more
- Some good stories, one or two very good, but most don't go beyond average;
- Bad and misplaced edition: it's a (mostly) mainstream book included in a science fiction series. As if the publisher didn't bother to read the book and went automatically with the Bradbury => science fiction trope;
- The overall atmosphere is one of melancholy, of looking back in sadness at the good old and lost forever days;
- Which is to say, an ol ...more
Maybe I went into this the wrong way because I was hoping for another "Frost and Fire" or any of the other hundreds of science fiction-oriented stories he's written. His mind and imagination are genius; this collection of his s ...more
Reading Bradbury is so much fun and the pure imagination and writing style is amazing. I find myself amazed at the talent that some of the greats bring to us, the faithful reader.
21 stories that are just part many things- social statement, wit, humor, observation, etc.
You can't go wrong.