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[ Pdf The October Country ë young-adult-paranormal PDF ] by Ray Bradbury ë This might be a re read but for the most part, I had forgotten much of what I read here from way back in the day.
It s odd I ve changed as a reader These slow and gently transformative stories are prosaic They don t grab me as much as they might have, years ago Indeed, I dropped a star for that reason But I still found enough to love in them that I didn t just despair from boredom.
For one, I m familiar enough with so many movies and tv shows and even music to exclaim Hey They took that from Bradbury or Hey Someone really ran with a Bradbury idea and made it deadly or This is superior to Bradbury Ahem Bradbury has great ideas Bradbury has wonderful prose Yes But he s also mild I love writers that take ideas and do something extraordinary, and back when these were written, that was probably the case.
Something to consider His story Touched with Fi I am quite useless at reviewing an anthologies so please bear with me How do you go about reviewing these things any way Story by story Sounds like a chore I ll just muddle through as usual then The October Country is a collection of Ray Bradbury s macabre stories, I hesitate to label them as horror stories because they are not particularly horrifying, but they are mostly odd and unsettling, almost new weird but disqualified on the new part The iIllustrations by Joe Mugnaini a few are shown below add a surreal atmosphere to the stories I will just run through them quickly Dwarf A little strange, ends before it should for me, no clear denouement, but a good little morality tale The Next in Line I like the gradation of depths for burial based on the wealth of the family There is a very creepy, psychologicall Ray Bradbury S Second Short Story Collection Is Back In Print, Its Chilling Encounters With Funhouse Mirrors, Parasitic Accident Watchers, And Strange Poker Chips Intact Both Sides Of Bradbury S Vaunted Childhood Nostalgia Are Also On Display, In The Celebratory Uncle Einar, And Haunting The Lake, The Latter A Fine Elegy To Childhood Loss This Edition Features A New Introduction By Bradbury, An Invaluable Essay On Writing, Wherein The Author Tells Of His Theater Of Morning Voices, And, By Inference, Encourages You To Listen To The Same Murmurings In Yourself And Has Any Writer Anywhere Ever Made Such Good Use Of Exclamation Marks Illustrated By Joe Mugnaini Contents The Dwarf Ss Fantastic Jan FebThe Next In Line Nv Dark Carnival, Arkham House Sauk City, WI,The Watchful Poker Chip Of H Matisse Ss Beyond Fantasy Fiction MarSkeleton Ss Weird Tales SepThe Jar Ss Weird Tales NovThe Lake Ss Weird Tales MayThe Emissary Ss Dark Carnival, Arkham House Sauk City, WI,Touched With Fire Shopping For Death Ss Maclean S Jun The Small Assassin Ss Dime Mystery Magazine NovThe Crowd Ss Weird Tales MayJack In The Box Ss Dark Carnival, Arkham House Sauk City, WI,The Scythe Ss Weird Tales JulUncle Einar Ss Dark Carnival, Arkham House Sauk City, WI,The Wind Ss Weird Tales MarThe Man Upstairs Ss Harper S MarThere Was An Old Woman Ss Weird Tales JulThe Cistern Ss Mademoiselle MayHomecoming Ss Mademoiselle OctThe Wonderful Death Of Dudley Stone Ss Charm Jul that country where it is always turning late in the year That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay That country composed in the main of cellars, sub cellars, coal bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain A collection of 19 macabre tales from who many consider to be the finest writer of fantastic fiction.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the majority of short story collections are hit and miss Well this one is all killer and no filler, baby Correction perhaps a teeny tiny bit of filler as there was ONE story I just didn t vibe with namely The Watchful Poker Chip of H Matisse but hey, as that Meatloaf song says one out of ninetee October Countrythat country where it is always turning late in the year That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay That country composed in the main of cellars, sub cellars, coal bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain Fall is probably my favorite of all seasons, and every year I walk on the streets, through avenues and parks There is a smell of burning leaves hanging around lazily, and the skies are still bright, sharp and clear, but the sun is less warm You can feel the wind getting colder and taste the air, now sharper and fresher Nights are chilling, with big yellow This was a great collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury I m so glad I read this book in October with the leaves coming down, the air was crisp and Halloween was around the corner It really added to the overall atmosphere for the book.
Favorite short stories The Next in Line , Skeleton , The Emissary , The Small Assassin and The Scythe Bradbury s writing is so beautiful, flawless and fantastical I definitely recommend this collection to Bradbury fans and anyone that enjoys horror and fantasy genres Watch The Twilight Show even any other derivative of that show for that matter, i.
e anything from Perversions of Science to Black Mirror to Tales from the Crypt and those goosebumps that develop ever so sinister like Every story in this collection earns that type of unforgettable excitement the pure thrill of being scared And by no other than this maestro Hard to believe that the master was with me, personally, all along I still remember coming across Something Wicked this Way Comes in middle school and thinking how awful that true terror is available to all people equally you are not immune because you of your sex, race, and age It is a common thread that unites us whether it be bodily terror, or psychological torme
that country were it is always turning late in the year That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist where noons go quickly, dusks and twilight linger, and midnights stay The country composed in the main of cellars, sub cellars, coal bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain The introduction suggests this one s a good choice for a Halloween read, and indeed the stories selected for the present collection may not all happen in October, but they do share a melancholic mood that often morphs into full blown fright I am thinking of adding as a subtitle High Anxiety for the whole set and then play a game of Name That Fear for each episode The Dwarf is a great opening gam Finally Finally, I ve read this classic collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury I m so glad that I did What can I say about this that hasn t already been said It s beautifully written Some of the stories were so haunting, I know that they will stick with me for the rest of my life Ones like The Scythe and The Dwarf , Jack in the Box and Homecoming Bradbury s style is sparse he packs a lot of meaning into very few words His prose is so beautiful that, at times, the reader has to pause for a moment and savor it Seriously, it s amazing.
I highly recommend this collection of short stories written by one of the masters of the form
Granted, Bradbury s style does take some getting used to the man is emotionally honest and as people everywhere becomeemotionally guarded, such honesty appears to be naivete It isn t, but that s an argument for another day And Bradbury occasionally enjoys being poetic or lyrical, so people marking time until they can rush through volume 17 of Lilith McHotpants, Ace Ghoul Slayer Part the Twelveteenth of the Saga of Kaaarfgaaasr , and P is for Perfunctory or whatever they spend the majority of their time reading may find s