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ISBN: 0743207599
Author: Ray Bradbury
Language: English
Publisher: Earthlight; First UK Edition edition (2001)
Pages: 215
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 981
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From the Dust Returned. To the two midwives of this book: DON CONGDON, who was in at the beginning in 1946, And jennifer brehl, who helped bring it to completion in 2000.

From the Dust Returned. With gratitude and love.

From the Dust Returned book. Now, in an extraordinary flight of the imagination a half-century in the making, he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family.

From the Dust Returned is a fix-up fantasy novel by Ray Bradbury published in 2001. The novel is largely created from a series of short stories Bradbury wrote decades earlier, centering on a family of Illinois-based monsters and ghosts named the Elliotts. The six previously published stories originally appeared in the magazines The Saturday Evening Post, Mademoiselle and Weird Tales as well as Bradbury's earlier collections Dark Carnival and The Toynbee Convector

From the Dust Returned. They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois - and they are not like other midwesterners.

Ray Bradbury is Edgar Allan Poe for optimists. The joy of FROM THE DUST RETURNED is the way in which the author’s boyish enthusiasm for goblins and spirits intersects. For Bradbury, the most bewitching force in the universe is human nature. The joy of FROM THE DUST RETURNED is the way in which the author’s boyish enthusiasm for goblins and spirits intersects with his adult conviction that the fantastic is unmatched by the tangible. Make haste to live’ is the Elliotts’ motto, and it’s.

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. The early writing is brilliant, the later examples simpler and mellower, and the whole thing adds up surely to one of his essential books. The only doubts I had were about a story from the 1980s

Now, in an extraordinary flight of the imagination a half-century in the making, he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family. By turns lyrical, wistful, poignant, and chilling, From the Dust Returned is the long-awaited new novel by the peerless Ray Bradbury - a book that will surely be numbered among his most enduring masterworks.

Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying . in full Ray Douglas Bradbury. born Aug. 22, 1920, Waukegan, Il. .

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Ray Bradbury - From the Dust Returned. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids.

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Comments:

RUsich155
I enjoyed reading many of these stories about "The Family" interspersed in other collections, such as The October Country. Having them all in one place is quite nice. The stories are a bit slow, some better than others. But they are all good at invoking a certain mood through dark, interesting imagery. I also liked the illustrations scattered throughout the book. Recommended.
Kesalard
Any Ray Bradbury book is a winner and this one is. However, I'm a fan of Dandylion Wine and this one never reaches the depth of feeling that Wine did. I realize the books were written decades apart and have little in common, except about two families. This one's stories are not as cohesive and smoothly fused together as were the tales in Dandylion Wine. But, I can't throw stones at any author who has published when I have not,especially one of my favorites. This one misses that heartwarming touch that Wine had.
Blacknight
I love passionately the incomparable writing style of Ray Bradbury. His imagery and descriptions are always unique in a way that no other author has been able to approach. It's like comparing a dense fudge to plain, cakey brownies; hey, you gotta love brownies but the fudge will blow them out of the water every time.

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
Dalarin
Did I just read this in two days? Why yes, yes I did. I confess, the first time I read this, I just didn't "get" Bradbury's novel-in-stories style. On a second try, this was marvelous, absolutely marvelous. Timothy is the October-version of Douglas Spaulding, chronicling the last days of the Family in Green Town's haunted house. Lyrical prose, hopeful, delightful melancholy...it's all here.
GAMER
Great book I love the family they are so much fun to read about.
Vathennece
This book puts some early stories that didn't make much sense in their collections into a context that certainly does. The result is impressive and enjoyable. Like Dandelion Wine it is a sequence of stories collectively forming a novel. The early writing is brilliant, the later examples simpler and mellower, and the whole thing adds up surely to one of his essential books. The only doubts I had were about a story from the 1980s. Ray Bradbury is on a roll and it is wonderful to have him even now adding great books to his name.
Quamar
Bradbury is without competition my favorite author of all time. I've read all of his books, and some of them several times. Of them, this is probably his loosest. It is poetic, beautiful, haunting. It is also at times opaque, whimsical, and difficult to engage. I believe that some readers will probably enjoy this book as much as Bradbury's other offerings, but I personally found this to be merely average.

Without question a beautifully written book filled with lovely descriptions, the lyrical quality of Bradbury's writing is in full force. Unfortunately, his usual plotting and continuity in his collections of short stories is largely missing. I feel like he perfectly captures a dreamy, childlike quality of observation, but this comes with some of the confusion of childhood as well. If you enjoy Bradbury, you will like the book, even if you agree with me that it is not his best effort.
Interesting characters. A family story really. Typical Bradbury. A human interest story In the guise of a ghost story. Solid.

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