Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury
What do you imagine when you hear the name . . . Bradbury? You might see rockets to Mars. Or bizarre circuses where otherworldly acts whirl in the center ring. Perhaps you travel to a dystopian future, where books are set ablaze . . . or to an out-of-the-way sideshow, where animated... show more
What do you imagine when you hear the name . . . Bradbury? You might see rockets to Mars. Or bizarre circuses where otherworldly acts whirl in the center ring. Perhaps you travel to a dystopian future, where books are set ablaze . . . or to an out-of-the-way sideshow, where animated illustrations crawl across human skin. Or maybe, suddenly, you're returned to a simpler time in small-town America, where summer perfumes the air and life is almost perfect . . . almost. Ray Bradbury—peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America's most beloved authors—is a literary giant whose remarkable career has spanned seven decades. Now twenty-six of today's most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists.
Publish date: July 10th 2012
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
In most of the anthologies that I've read there are often some good stories, some bad stories, and some in between. The end result is that I usually feel ambivalent. When I first started reading Shadow Show, I thought this anthology would be more of the same after reading the first story, which was ...
I'm really torn between 4 and 5 stars on this one. As far as short story collections go, this is pretty much 5 stars (there were only a few stories that I really didn't care for, and I read all but one of them). I think the only one I skipped was "Two of a Kind" by Jacquelyn Mitchard. It just seemed...
Very uneven in the quality of the stories. Most of them just okay, a few quite good. The only one I'd call great is Neil Gaiman's (no surprise), but the ones by Kelly Link and Joe Hill came close.
Gran, gran colección que conmoverá a los fans de Bradbury y probablemente saque una lagrimita o dos en algún punto. Se percibe el cariño con que se escribieron las historias y se atisban varios elementos de su obra por aquí y por allá. Hay una agradable variedad de temas y enfoques por autores muy d...
2 amazing stories, 1 pretty wonderful ('though it feels rushed). All are pleasant, but the weight of fond homage keeps most stuck in second gear. If you're a Bradbury fan--and why wouldn't you be--this is just fine, thank you, as we do a slow lap around familiar neighborhoods: lots of kids and par...