The Stories of Ray Bradbury

By Ray Bradbury

Rating: 5 stars

I’m not really sure how to even start with a review of this book, with its table of contents stretching to three pages. And even taking three months to read it was too short a time. Bradbury shorts need to be read slowly and savoured. I binged a bit here.

There are Martian stories in this collection, there are Mexican stories, Irish stories, stories about the supernatural Family and the joys of childhood. There are the famous stories (A Sound of Thunder, The Fog Horn etc) and so many more.

There are creepy stories of childhood and children (exemplified by The Small Assassin) and stories of the joys. Stories of happy marriage and stories showing it falling apart in slow motion. Every aspect of human life is examined by Bradbury in this collection and turned into a gem. Some stories are better than others (I really didn’t like Interval in Sunlight very much, for example) but taken as a whole, there’s no denying the power of Bradbury’s work.

Learn from my example, though, and don’t read more than a couple of stories a week, for maximum effect.

Book details

ISBN: 9781841593265
Publisher: Everyman
Year of publication: 1980

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