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The Cat's Pajamas

The Cat's Pajamas

Geschrieben von Ray Bradbury

Erzählt von Jim Frangione


The Cat's Pajamas

Geschrieben von Ray Bradbury

Erzählt von Jim Frangione

Bewertungen:
3/5 (104 Bewertungen)
Länge:
5 Stunden
Freigegeben:
15. Mai 2018
ISBN:
9781501966118
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

From the winner of the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters comes a "sweet, funny...thought-provoking" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) collection of short stories. As in his most recent major fiction collections, One More for the Road (1999) and Driving Blind (1997), Ray Bradbury has once again pulled together a stellar group of stories sure to delight listeners of all ages. In The Cat's Pajamas we are treated to a treasure trove of Bradbury gems, old and new—eerie and strange, nostalgic and bittersweet, searching and speculative—all but two of which have never been published before. The Cat's Pajamas is a joyous celebration of the lifelong work of a literary legend.

Freigegeben:
15. Mai 2018
ISBN:
9781501966118
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

Ray Bradbury (22 August 1920 – 5 June 2012) published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. Among his many famous works are 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'The Illustrated Man,' and 'The Martian Chronicles.'


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  • (3/5)
    Ray Bradbury is an odd duck. While Something Wicked this Way Comes is an awesome, creepy classic, the stories in Cat's Pajamas didn't always make sense to me although his writing is as compelling as ever and at least one of the stories told packs a wallop.
  • (4/5)
    From the book: "THERE IS ONE NIGHT in everyone’s life that has to do with time and memory and song. It has to happen—it must spring up with spontaneity and die away when finished and never happen again quite the same. To try to make it happen only makes it fail. But when it does happen, it is so beautiful you remember it for the rest of your days."
  • (3/5)
    This is a relatively recent collection of short stories, most never before published, but not necessarily new. Even while Bradbury's worst work puts the best efforts of many others to shame, this wouldn't likely be the first of his canon I would recommend to a reader unfamiliar with his writing. I consider it analogous to the result typically achieved when a band releases an album of "rarities" late in a long career - you'll find some moments of brilliance here (not surprising considering the source), but with a couple of exceptions this is material that he (or his editors) evidently didn't consider strong enough to “make the cut” the first time around... It's still a good enough "read", especially for those already familiar with his classics, but hardly on a par with his best.
  • (3/5)
    I can't dispute the previous reviews, these aren't his best work overall, but there are a few gems in the bin. Bradbury's prose got me started writing oh so many years ago and, considering the dreck I've produced many a time I can certainly allow for a less than stellar book considering his masterful body of work.
  • (5/5)
    Oh, thank God for Ray Bradbury. Though I consummated my love for his work far too late, better late than never, and I have so much to look forward to, like this small but superlative collection of short stories.

    Bradbury defies categorization. Is he SciFi? Horror? Straight fiction? Romance? Yes. And more. and there is so much of all the above to enjoy in this book that it's over all too soon, and it's next to impossible to pick one story than stands out from the rest. Now, admittedly, I did read the title story to my wife because it affected me so, and the closing love sonnet (well, kinda) will be the next monologue I do on stage. It makes you shiver, it's that good. Ray obviously loved his books, and that's what it's all about. I do too.

    But I suppose I should at least tease you a bit. Additionally there's a cement mixer that will send you back in time--with a specific purpose, of course. A pair of sisters and their encounter with a singular man. A hemophiliac who trusts the wrong person. A rapist who gets what's coming to him. A house that needs renovation and a wife that doesn't care...until...

    All this, and several autobiographical tales that will have tears welling in your eyes if you're at all human. And of course, it will also leave you hungering for more from this genuine American Treasure. Yes, I discovered his wonders late in life, but not too late to be able to enjoy them. You should too.

    Absolutely a must-read.
  • (2/5)
    This is the sort of book that comes at the twilight of a career and they let someone search through Bradbury's files to find unpublished stories. This is a collection of stories that mostly should never have been published. This is a sad collection. Ignore it. I left my copy in a hotel lobby in Tucson.
  • (3/5)
    Mostly so-so stories, with a few standouts. Bradbury's work from the 2000s is particularly odd when compared to his older writing. A strange mix.
  • (3/5)
    LOVED the last poem. The rest of the stories were between okay and good.
  • (3/5)
    -- From public library I borrowed this hardcover book a couple mos. ago. Book is a collection of short stories. Title story is my favorite. Some of the stories read like newspaper articles. Writing is succinct but subjects don't interest me. I'm glad I had the chance to read this book. --