am 7. Juni 2002
There's some of the best Bradbury stories in this book, but you just can't get rid of that feeling that Bradbury has assembled stories from half a century of writing in this book. Which is, of course, what he did.
Many stories are just two pages long, and are only recently written to complete the novel. Still, the highlights of the book, and the reason one should buy it, are in the stories Bradbury has written years ago. Because the family he describes is so full of peculiarities and wonderful eeriness that it's fun to dip into their adventures. 'Uncle Einar' alone is worth buying the book, and when in the end a wonderful mystical woman indeed 'returns from the dust' you will be satisfied and pleased to have visited with this family.
Nevertheless, fans of such classics like 'Dandelion Wine' or 'The Martian Chronicles' feel that in between some of the great Bradbury is missing, and only comes to the surface every once in a while.