- Publisher: PS Publishing; Limited signed ed edition (April 1 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848630549
- ISBN-13: 978-1848630543
- Parcel Dimensions: 22.8 x 17.2 x 5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 839 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Long After Midnight
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About the Author
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Among his best-known works are The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451.
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I don't know why Bradbury named the story after the penultimate story in the collection long after midnight. It is not the best story in the collection and I found it forgettable so he made a mistake in naming the collection after this short story. I found the hemingway story about the parrot the best but I have not read enough Bradbury to say how this compares with his oeuvre. He has written so much and I've just read a small amount from his works but I recommend this book as a breeze to read through and enjoyable so I recommend it for someone to read but I wasn't that enthused about it.
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This collection of 22 short pieces might prove something of a puzzle for anybody picking it up based on Bradbury's reputation as a science fiction writer. To be sure, there are stories here that fit neatly into that genre due to subject matter (robots, time travel) or setting (Mars) but Bradbury is really not a science fiction writer so much as a storyteller. This is a distinction that seems to be much more clear today than it was back in 1976 when Bradbury seemed to be stuck with the Sci-Fi type despite stories such as those found in "Long After Midnight", which are closer to literary than genre fiction even when employing science fiction devices.
Perhaps a good example of the latter would be "The Messiah". This story simply yet profoundly examines the nature of religious faith via the characters of a missionary priest on Mars and a telepathic, shape changing Martian.
Other pieces defy any easy classification and stand alone as simple revelations of the human condition and the mysteries of life. "Getting Through Sunday Somehow" is such a one. Bradbury's gift for poetic nostalgia is used to brilliant effect here as an American writer in Dublin, facing a gray wall of ennui, is transformed and made aware of his blessings through a bar room philosopher and a street side harp player.
Bradbury, with his seemingly boundless imagination and gift for transcribing the visions of that imagination, is a treasure and these stories are literary jewels shining dark and light.
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