A graveyard for lunatics : another tale of two cities /

by Bradbury, Ray.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Knopf : [1990]Edition: First edition.Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0394578775; 9780394578774.Subject(s): Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction | Motion picture industry -- Fiction | Screenwriters -- Fiction | Cemeteries -- Fiction | Halloween -- Fiction | California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood | Horror fiction | Horror fiction | FictionSummary: A sci-fi film writer discovers a body frozen in time and poised to climb from the city of the dead to the city of light.
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A sequel to Bradbury's Death is a Lonely Business, set in a major Hollywood studio in the early '50s. The young hero of that novel returns, newly hired as a sci-fi film writer. Conducting a search for the greatest monster of all time, he accepts a mysterious invitation to a nearby cemetery for a great revelation which will change his life forever.

A sci-fi film writer discovers a body frozen in time and poised to climb from the city of the dead to the city of light.

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Library Journal Review

Bradbury's richly lyrical debut novel Something Wicked This Way Comes (S. & S., 1963) was an expansion of his early short story ``Black Ferris.'' This time he employs elements from ``Tyrannosaurus Rex'' (anthologized in The Machineries of Joy , LJ 1/1/64) in composing a loose mystery yarn set in 1950s Hollywood. While working as a screenwriter for a major studio, the unnamed narrator (introduced in Death Is a Lonely Business, LJ 3/15/85) becomes embroiled in a bizarre scandal surrounding the alleged death of the studio's founder 20 years earlier. Charismatic heroes and diabolical villains people a surrealistic landscape which only Bradbury could render believable. An irresistible tale which will be in demand, since it's only Bradbury's second novel since 1963. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/90.-- Mark Anni chiarico, ``Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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