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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Station Zero
Philip Reeve
Progress: 220/282 pages
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition
Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess
Progress: 749/997 pages
The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry
Robert Chandler
The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
Patrick O'Brian
Progress: 8/160 pages
The Heptameron (Penguin Classics)
Marguerite de Navarre
Progress: 152/544 pages
The Poems and Plays of John Masefield
John Masefield
Progress: 78/534 pages
Poems Selected
Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes
Progress: 4/50 pages
Selected Poems
U A Fanthorpe
Progress: 18/160 pages
The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse
Mick Imlah, Robert Crawford
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages

Summer Night, Summer Morning, Ray Bradbury

Summer Morning, Summer Night - Ray Bradbury

This book could do with an editorial introduction. It seems like it collects all the Green Town stories into one place (aside from the novels) whether published in Bradbury's lifetime or not, but then one is clearly set in a coastal town or city. Many of the previously unpublished "vignettes", as they are described on the cover blurb, appear to be isolated scenes that either never developed in to full stories or were cut from a story or novel for some reason. Hence an editorial - to explain the aim of the book and where the previously unpublished material came from.

 

Anyway, this is pure Bradbury in terms of writing style, plot and theme and a delight to read, even if those off-cut scenes appear to just be filler to bulk up what remains a slender volume.