- Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
- Verlag: Avon; Auflage: Reprint (3. September 2002)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0380789612
- ISBN-13: 978-0380789610
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 1,8 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 408.962 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
From the Dust Returned (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 3. September 2002
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High on a hill by a forked tree, the House beckons its family homeward, and they come--travelers from the lyrical, lush imagination of Ray Bradbury.
From the Dust Returned chronicles a community of eternal beings: a mummified matriarch who speaks in dust; a sleeping daughter who lives through the eyes and ears of the creatures she visits in her dreams; an uncle with wings like sea-green sails. And there is also the mortal child Timothy, the foundling son who yearns to be like those he loves: to fly, to sleep in daytime, and to live forever. Instead, his task is to witness the family's struggle with the startling possibility of its own end.
Bradbury is deservedly recognized as a master of lyricism and delicate mood. In this novel he weaves together individuals' stories and the overarching family crisis into a softly whispered, seductive tale of longing and loss, death and life in the shadowy places. --Roz Genessee
Enter the strange world of the Elliott family...it will change you forever; In the Attic where the Rain Touched the Roof Softly on Spring Days and where you Could Feel the Mantle of Snow Outside, A Few Inches Away, on December Nights, A Thousand-Time Great Grandmere Existed. Siie did not Live, Nor was She Eternally Dead, She...Existed. She is the grandmother of the Elliott family, which includes mind-readers, vampires and many others...maybe. In a strange old house, they gradually come together, mixing their arcane skills and lifestyles, falling in and out of love and changing the world around them forever. You have never seen their like before.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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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.
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The Elliot family is a motley collection of supernatural beings from every corner of the planet. For whatever reason, they have picked a house out in the middle of Nowhere, America to collect and settle in for their regular (once or twice a century) gatherings. The core family, Mother, Father, Grandmere, Grandpere, Cecy and Tommy, remain to hold the fort in between. Little mortal Tommy is the only one who doesn't fit in, but only because he was adopted; and oh, what he wouldn't give to be able to fly like Uncle Einar or change bodies like Cecy! For the enchantment he feels when listening to Grandmere's stories of the Family is made up of good old-fashioned wonder and love.
Bradbury's recent book From the Dust Returned is exactly as rich and magical as I would have expected from this author. Small wonder, as he has had decades to perfect every well-honed metaphor. This slow is apparently an advantage to character development and visualization, but a plot cobbled together of several previously published short stories does leave the storyline weakened. Still, for Bradbury devotees like me it is not to be missed. Would you pass up a chocolately ganache torte just because somebody left out the pecans? I would hope not.
-lil' readin' sprite
. His ability to create the magic of childhood is unique. It's more like part of a dream with the quality of a fairy tale,and like any good fairy tale there were unusual and sometimes scary adventures and characters..