I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body Electric

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 111.76 x 175.26 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552087858
  • 9780552087858

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Eighteen stories, Bradbury's first collection in five years. He's a sorcerer who stretches psychological infinities like no one else. Here you have a father and a mother coping With a child that has been born into another dimension; a guard dealing with the assassin of Lincoln's robot replica; tough Irish townsmen contemplating the return of modern day fairies to their land; a successful psychiatrist who realizes that he has literally been deaf to the real problems of his clients; a group of failures who find their wishes fatally fulfilled in the "Lost City of Mars"; a woman mortally terrified of her quiet, overgrown son and, in the title story, a loving look at a mechanical grandmother created to satisfy the needs of three motherless children. Ray Bradbury can be funny, sad, poetic and terrifying . . . sometimes simultaneously . . . he lights up the crackle of doom in the Rice Crispies. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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