We’ll Always Have Paris

By Ray Bradbury

Rating: 3 stars

I can never turn down a new collection of Ray Bradbury stories and I did enjoy these, but I felt that it was missing the sparkle of Bradbury at his best. Despite being from 2009, the stories felt very nostalgic, perhaps to be expected from Bradbury of all people, but I would have liked to see a little more modernity to the stories. The one nod to the 21st century that I did see was that there were a couple of stories that had gay characters in them, but other than that, they could have been set in the ’30s or ’40s (as, indeed, some of them were).

There’s not much in the way of SF in this collection. There’s a Mars story and a story of the dead rising along with one or two others, but mostly this is just Bradbury writing about life, love and remembrance.

It’s a nice collection, but it’s not The Martian Chronicles or R is for Rocket.

Book details

ISBN: 9780007303649
Publisher: Voyager
Year of publication: 2009

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