Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Picked up a hard-cover first edition of this incredible book for $1 at a local library book sale. I had no idea what it was about - I only saw the name 'Bradbury' and the amazing cover artwork and snatched it up. What a great find! I was mesmerized from page one - and, with the exception of Christmas break (when I accidentally left the book on my nightstand...d'oh!) I tore through the book with ghoulish glee. A wonderful ode to the author's Halloween memories - 'From The Dust Returned' is a darkly poignant novel that is written in Ray Bradbury's luxurious prose. This one is worth searching out if you've never read it, if you're a fan of Bradbury, or if you just love gothic, macabre settings in general - it's really that good!