Really? I quite liked that one! I thought it was the last really first-rate novel he published (though I have to say, I have not read the recent works like "Farewell Summer" or "Somewhere a Band is Playing"). The two sequels to this book seemed far inferior to the original, in my mind...
octobercountry, I agree. I thought DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS was fantastic - it was a revelation to me of the breadth of RB's talents. It has a great ensemble of characters (one of them my user-namesake!), and it's a very cleverly constructed murder-mystery (a happy medium between Agatha Christie & Chandler).
I really didn't care for the two sequels, however - VERY disappointing.
I hope I like it - I just procured a first edition hardcover, which I promptly had signed by the author.
I'll give it a try. It's in my stack o' things to read.
Since I was raised in Santa Monica, Ocean Park, and Venice CA, I lived the atmosphere of Death Is A Lonely Business first hand. I Like Graveyard For Lunatics even better, it has a character after Ray's lifelong friend, Ray Harryhausen, and reflects the times when the studio bosses ran the world. But let's All Kill Constance is a very clever novel with some great plot twists, and continues the atmosphere of the other two. I like the whole lot, a whole lot!
I'm new to this site but my favorite books are
something wicked this way comes and The halloween tree
Welcome, jayee! It's always good to 'meet' another Bradbury fan.
Now I'm in the mood to re-read 'Something Wicked!'
We come from people who brought us up to believe that life is a struggle, and if you should feel really happy, be patient: this will pass.
My Favorite Bradbury book is most deffinitely the Martian Chronicles,because it's just so thought provoking & approaches the Red Planet w/ a entirely different point of view ...
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The October Country
The illustrated Man
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