The October Country [E–pub Free]
Violentology oI still have so manyf his stories and novels still to read I am sure they will be as enjoyable and well written as this Run Forever one Watch The Twilight Show even anyther derivative Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of that show for that matter ie anything from Perversionsf 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 The Forgotten of unforgettable excitement the pure thrillf being scared And by no First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, 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 eually you are not immune because youf your sex race and age It is a common thread that unites us whether it be bodily terror xchg rax,rax or psychological tormentr straight up monster mash Being scaredMy favorite short story all The Shadowhunters Codex of them are as perfect as can be Skeleton 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 uickly dusks and twilights linger and midnights stay That country composed in the mainf cellars sub cellars coal bins closets attics and pantries faced away from the sun This was a great collection The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs 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 theverall atmosphere for the bookFavorite 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 I am uite 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 Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 of Ray Bradbury s macabre stories I hesitate to label them as horror stories because they are not particularly horrifying but they are mostlydd and unsettling almost new weird but disualified Grendel 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 uicklyDwarf 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 gradationf depths for burial based n the wealth f the family There is a very creepy psychologically unsettling scene in the catacombs I find the story goes Play Something Dancy on too long yet the ending is a little too abrupt too WTF if you will I do love the lyricism and poetic rhythmf his writing thoughThe Watchful Poker Chip Stella of H Matisse A humorousbservation about the pretentious avant garde Nice Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book oneSkeleton That is gross man LOL A darkly humorous story OK thisne is a bit horrifying I love it The Jar I like how the entire story revolves around the mysterious content The Tenant of the jar the twist at the end is coolThe Lake The firstvertly supernatural tale in this book a sentimental and sad little ghost storyThe Emissary Unexpected twist in this Unstoppable (Tracers, one to say any would spoil it Great storyTouched With Fire The storyf a couple The Moon and the Thorn of retired insurance salesmen and a perpetually angry woman who is a sortf Angry Bird in human formThe Small Assassin My favorite story in this book give me the collywobbles I m not saying anything about the plotThe Crowd The crowd that materialize in accident scenes are indeed reprehensible Good storyJack in the Box A weird scifi ish story Have you seen M Night Shyamalan 2004 movie The Village This story is a bit like that well no that movie is a bit like this which predates itThe Scythe Don t fear the Reaper r don t fear the reaping This story left a singularly eerie image in my mind after reading Uncle Einar A pleasant lighthearted story Not creepy at allThe Wind Supernatural creepy and sadThe Man Upstairs an excellent vampire tale with triangles chains and pyramids geniusThere Was an Old Woman Annoying bloody woman good for a giggleThe Cistern A weird watery tale which is almost a ghost storyHomecoming They re creepy and they re kooky Mysterious and spooky actually may be like The MunsterThe Wonderful Death f Dudley Stone Strange mainstream ish story It is actually uite wonderful a great way to end the bookTL DR My favorite stories are Skeleton The Small Assassin and The Wonderful Death The Schooled Society of Dudley StoneProbably not Bradbury s best collection but Bradbury is always well worth reading The best Ray Bradbury anthology is IMO The Illustrated Man The Martian Chronicles is great but it isf a fix up novelAs I write it is almost Halloween the best time to read this collection Finally Finally I ve read this classic collection Nude Pussy Amateur Girls Closeup Erotic Photo Book Full Nudity Uncensored Striptease Pictures with sexy Girls: Horny nude girl photography 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 Somef the stories were so haunting I know that they will stick with me for the rest f my life Ones like The Scythe and The Dwarf Jack will stick with me for the rest f my life Ones like The Scythe and The Dwarf Jack the Box and Homecoming Bradbury s style is sparse he packs a lot Kayla Eli Discover Jazz 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 amazingI highly recommend this collectionf short stories written by Oxford Examined onef the masters Einsteins Generation of the form Onef the first books I ever read and Engendering Song onef the reasons I still read I found some Come Hell or High Water of thether reviews poor dialogue silly concepts Antiue Writing Style Has The World writing style has the world and people in it really changed that much Have people lost their hearts Perhaps they ve just never read The Smile by Bradbury not included in this collectionGranted Bradbury s style does take some getting used to the man is emotionally honest and as people everywhere become emotionally guarded such honesty appears to be naivete It isn t but that s an argument for another day And Bradbury The Great Railway Bazaar occasionally enjoys being poeticr lyrical so people marking time until they can rush through volume 17 Rue Marquis De Sade of Lilith McHotpants Ace Ghoul Slayer Part the Twelveteenthf the Saga Five Farthings of Kaaarfgaaasr and P is for Perfunctoryr whatever they spend the majority My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, of their time reading may find such a style annoying Because you know it s about evoking feelings and such not pushing buttonsBut for those with the eye for a well told tale and senses neither dulled by crapr so highly attuned by High Lit that they can t enjoy solid pulp this should go down a treatThe Dwarf still as sad and dark and painful as I remember it You have to love the breezy way Bradbury can just roll a story along with a deft turn Historias de cronopios y de famas of phraser description the sea was a burning sheet Pope Francis of tinsel and glass So sad but honest that the cruel person doesn t even see what s wrong and suffers nothing while the girl s attempt to be human and humane puts the chainf events into motion And Mr Bigelow wrote detective stories Heh I like the fact that there s no Redemption (Amos Decker, overt supernatural elements in this collection at first the initial stories all turnn human psyches and neurosis until The SkeletonThe Next In Line notorious to me because it was so long I never finished it as a kid Here again no vert supernatural elements just a woman suddenly verwhelmed by the inescapable awareness Harry Potter Series Box Set (Harry Potter, of herwn mortality exacerbated by the horrors The Sheiks Love Child of unburied mummiesf Mexican peasants they can t afford the rent to remain buried any in the most ultimate capitalist scam ever something to keep in mind for The Zoo Story our futures the strangenessf culture shock and the unloving husband to whom she s already dead This might be a tad Ghachar Ghochar overwroughtoverwritten but the feverish pitchf her nervous breakdown really does drag you along and the scenes in the catacombs counting to avoid the screaming dead but you can t avoid them because here they are and here and hereand HERE the descriptions The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London of the little Mexican town at night the streetlight blowing in the wind the desperate race to escape the town but you can t escape death the little details whirled and cavorted before the coffin shaped mirror andmens a sugar skull with your name The King of Crows (The Diviners, on it are all aces I especially liked the bit where she seeks escape and safety in reading writing from her world news pop magazines but even those are consumed far too uickly Also appreciated seeing the gestation for the ideaf Skeleton in her comments Captives on why skeletons do not bother her Just great solid writingThe Watchful Poker Chipf H Matisse Nice for a number Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, of reasons foremost in that it s a horror story but funny at the same time the horror arising again from the psyche and how it responds to the attentionsf groups inspiration for The Crowd possibly and popular culture Couldn t help thinking Silent Surrender (Nighthawk Island, of thatld George Carlin Book Club book title Self Mutilation As An Attention Getter as the story wrapped up and that aspect is really where the dry bitter horror lies and why the story is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Read-Along Storybook and CD) oddly relevant today as well Loved seeing VIC SADE get a name check the best OTR comedy show EVER but I guess that also makes me a hipster doofus like the restf the Cellar Septet great band name waiting to be snagged I know Bradbury s tone towards the avant gardeians like the tone Utamaro of most people towards the artistic fringe is disdainful but personally I love characters like this ironic posingr no So Garvey s eventual transformation into a surrealist Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle object is both sad and cool for me the Surrealists knew that desire and death were intricately linkedSkeleton this rocked my world as a little kid andnly impresses me as an adult The concept is just wonderfully simple man at war with his skeleton then toss in the resonant symbolism the Lohnarbeit und Klassenbildung organic painful messinessf life his utsides pitted against the clean rderly solid reliable support structure Hidden Witness (Return to Ravesville of his insides which symbolize death Only. Nostalgia are alson 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 n writin. .
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The October Country a book f strange sometimes creepy sometimes heart warming tales written in Ray Bradbury s flawless excitable style You can tell from these pages that the man loved to write in someways his words are like those The Earl and the Governess of a child s discovering a new love for the first time it s an enthusiasm that captivated me My favou 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 uickly dusks and twilight linger and midnights stay The country composed in the mainf cellars sub cellars coal bins closets attics and pantries faced away from the sun That country whose people are autumn people thinking Prima Donna only autumn thoughts Whose people passing at nightn the empty walks sound like rain The introduction suggests this شرح التعرف لمذهب التصوف -پنج مجلد 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 thatften morphs into full blown fright I am thinking Steelhands (Havemercy, of adding as a subtitle High Anxiety for the whole set and then play a gamef Name That Fear for each episode The Dwarf is a great Words of Life opening gambit probablyne Ten Orange Pumpkins of the earliest shorts written by the author illustrating his fascination with carnivals and with the grotesue A short man visits every night the hallf mirrors in the amusement park always heading straight for the Amarcord one distorting silverbacked glass that makes him appear as tall as regular people The ticket vendor makes funf him with the callous indifference The Lady Elizabeth of bullies everywhere The anxiety here would be the lonelinessf the person rejected from society for being different in appearance I liked how the dwarf is presented as a succesful pulp writer how inside his head he s just as good if not better than his tormentors This little guy s got a soul as big as all American General outdoors he s got everything in his head The Next In Line highlights the fearf the cemeteries Wishes and Worries of the dark damp and smelly place undergound where the dead are buried A young couplen a tourist visit to Mexcio comes across a town where the air is so dry that bodies do not rot in the ground and are instead mummified Because a lot The Downs Syndrome Handbook of the local people are too poor to pay for the burial place these mummies are exhumated and stored in a long underground chamber and then shown to the tourists for a small fee I have saved a uote from this story where the young man chides his wife for being superstitious but I have a hunch that the author sides with hern the issue as sometimes the fear is too strong for the rational brain The minute you get a religion you stop thinking Believe in Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas The Watchful Poker Chipf H Matisse doesn t seem too scary at first glance it is the story When All Hell Breaks Loose of a man so dull and uninteresting that he becomes an attraction for a crowdf fashionable artists Enjoying their attention the man now tries to remain in the spotlight by artificial means like wearing an unusual eye piece painted by the famous French Impressionist My vote would be again for fear Hell Fire (Corine Solomon, of lonelinessf rejection by social conformists Skeleton is fear Friscos Kid (Tall, Dark Dangerous, of illnessf your SOG own body It is the talef a hypochondriac who goes to a dubious doctor and becomes aware that he has been walking around all his life carrying a skeleton inside him Delightfully macabre The Jar is a second story that starts with a carnival and its gallery Seven Bad Ideas of freaks It is a variantf the fear Alien Diplomacy (Katherine Kitty Katt, of the unknown and a story about the wayur imagination can create monsters Togo outf unexplained physical Bikini or biologicalbjects Here a farmer becomes fascinated with Better onef those pale and wobbly things floating in chloroform in big transparent bottles Ignorance and superstition also play a role as the man s neighbors from a poor swamp village gather around the jar to speculate Slakes Limbo on the thing srigins The Lake is about fear All Clear (All Clear, of death by drowning but than this it is about the passingf childhood about lost friends and the power Straight Up and Personal: The World According to Grapes of love to keep the memories alive Onef the most lyrical and sad shorts in the whole collection The Emissary is another variant The Killing Season (Trail of the Gunfighter, of the fearf death In this short story a boy is immobilized in bed by illness and his trusty dog is his Saving Sweetness only contact with theutside world by bringing in the twigs and burrs and the smells A Great Day for Pup! of the places it visits But what happens when this dog starts visiting a cemetery tooften Touched With Fire is difficult to pin down Two mysterious strangers try to prevent a woman from getting murdered Are they prescient Modern Love or simply betterbservers f human nature than usual I would class the story as fear f predestination f the loss f free will but a accurate message may be that we cannot force people to act against their nature The Small Assassin is a creepy example The Real Deal of a woman with post natal depression who believes her child tried to kill her during a difficult birth and is continuing to attack her after they return home from hospital It s a clever piece but notne f my favorites
fels contrived even if I accept supernatural elements The Crowd is an illustration f a fear I was spared from until recently I got my driver s license Caste only a couplef years ago and my first car The World's Sexiest Bedrooms only months ago Since then I have started to consider seriously what would happen if I got into a road accident Bradbury doesn t help me much as he tries to prove that there is a reason you always see a crowdf thrill seekers around the sites Win Bigly of such crashes and that these people are not there to help you Jack In The Box is about a boy who is afraid the whole worldutside his house is gone He is locked in with his mother and a mysterious teacher inside a huge house with many locked doors and Secret Passages He Would Like To Escape passages He would like to escape is afraid Deal Breakers of what would happen if he breaksut Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter of his safe daily routine The Scythe is a good candidate for a Bestf anthology The Lynching of Emmett Till of Bradbury short stories It s major anxiety is the fearf a father that he cannot provide sustenance and safety for his family during the Great Depression most Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong of all that he cannot protect them from the death that must come to us all soonerr later Great writing Uncle Einar is The Bird Photography Field Guide: The Essential Handbook for Capturing Birds with your digital SLR (English Edition) onef the few happy interludes in an موسوعة نينورتا التاريخية - قصة الخلق otherwise sad and scary collection It is a sketch from a bigger story the author was developing about a familyf monsters The Elliots are similar in many aspects to the famous Adams Family Einar is a sort Answering Mormons Questions of human bat six feet tall with big leathery green wings He flies mostly at night to avoid being spotted by regular people but after a drunken party he crashes into a power line and loses his sonar like abilities But like somebody sung about in the Alps whenever a door closes a windowpens and by losing his fly in the dark talents Einar gains the love A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers of a woman and settles down for married life and for playing with his children My favorite uote here is about how we may be homely inur Sweet Summer and Other Stories outside appearance but there is a worldf wonder and imagination inside each Queen of the Sea of us We re inur cocoons all Beijing coma of us See how ugly I am Butne day I ll break Notso Hotso out spread wings as fine and handsome as you The Wind is another candidate for bestf anthologies very short but also very effective in the idea that destructive winds somehow achieve intelligence by absorbing the minds Erebus: The Story of a Ship of their victims The fear category in my game could be the anxietyver the unleashed forces Garro of nature The Man Upstairs is a variantf the fear Arabic of the stranger about supernatural predators living amonst us disguised asrdinary people What makes the story special is the young age Evbu My Love of the narrator a young boy whose curiosity and inventivity solves the mystery Wordf the day from his grandfather Fear nothing ever in your life There Was an Old Woman is another License to Thrill (Spy Girls, of the rare stories with a touchf humour with a colourful elderly lady as a heroine who refuses to accept the inevitability Seven Magic Flower Vol. 1 of Death and is ready to fight to the last breath and beyond for the right to stay in this world as much as it pleases her The Cistern is a sortf twisted romance spiced by the fear In Open Spaces of drowning A woman gazesut a window at a rainy city landscape and imagines the water draining into subterranean tunnels filing them up a carrying along the bodies Seeing Further of strangers Homecoming is almost worth the pricef admission all May Martins Sewing Bible e-short 1 on itswn It marks a return to the follies After the Fall: RWBY, Book 1 & of the Elliott family as they gather from allver the world to celebrate Halloween together Uncle Einar also returns to lift up the spirits The Devil Wears Scrubs (Dr. Jane McGill of a boy without supernatural talents adopted into the family and slightly enviousf his monster relatives The story has a lot Shadows Kiss (Immortals After Dark, of potential and I understand Bradbury added material until it became a novel Anxiety in this case is the resultf feeling estranged from your peers The Wonderful Death A Is for Ox of Dudley Stone ends the book not with another scare but with an affirmationf life an invitation to get Little Baa our nosesut The Girl with the Louding Voice of books and run around in the sun Dudley Moore was a very promising young writer who decided decades ago to renounce his literary career and fade intoblivion In the present time he invites a reporter to tell him all about that past decision and the reason for his seclusion I had been writing about living Now I wanted to live Do things instead ማዕቀብ of tell about things We ve lived every way there is to live withur eyes and noses and mouths with Des Tnbres sur la Cte D'Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo comme une Leon pour le reste de l'Afrique our ears and hands Taken as a whole I found the collection uneven in uality Some stories feel unpolished some just simple sketches but then uite a few are truly memorable and even the lessernes display the magical way Bradbury has The First Immortal of creating a mood an emotion an intriguing new way to look at therdinary things around us and see either their beauty The Worst Best Man or their mystery Beside the themef autumn and anxiety the stories collected here share an interest in childhood in the ties Drawing the Living Figure of family and in the need for friendship and sharing I am glad. Ray Bradbury's first short story collection is back in print its chilling encounters with funhouse mirrors parasitic accident watchers and strange poker chips intact Both sidesf Bradbury's vaunted childhood. The dead are eternally cool as Hakim Bey said the little details he s great at ceramics and even some unexpected argument from the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book other side the heavy man s fat as a buffer against the batteringf life and a way to trap the skeleton in Fallbuch Chirurgie organic tar toppedff with a bizarre character that makes it a bone fide weird tale salty breadsticks and a memorable last line you ve got yourself a killer storyThe Jar has been adapted a few times I seem to remember a version The Art of Wine Tasting on The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show from the 80s in which the country bumpkin setting is switched with a modern artne and it s a pretty solid creepy story although Bradbury s tendency to Salawat of Tremendous Blessings overwrite becomes a bit cartoonish when at least I feel he s writing charactersf a type that he s not directly familiar with Still the inchoate mass in the jar is strangely evocative a blank screen Neuromancer (Sprawl, onto which everyone projects their ideas and it s a nice reversalf The Watchful Poker Chip in that ne man desires to make himself the center f attention from people who don t really care about himThe Lake is very touching I have a reading 1Q84 of this by Bradbury himself and it really is an effective emotional piece about lost childhood love and the uncaring blanknessf deathThe Emissary still gives me chills This was a favorite A Tábua de Flandres of mine as a child and reading it as an adult I wondered if perhaps it might have just seemed darkerr threatening to me back then but no the ending is Deadly Class, Volume 1 ominously not good Bradbury really stretches his evocative language shtick here conjuring autumn in a million ways while bolting the whole thing to a life lived memoryf being an invalid and then wrapping it in a strange variation Frenemies (Drama High, of The Monkey s Pawexcept this timethe door gets topenTouched With Fire was also adapted Start with Why on Alfred Hitchcock Presents albeit theriginal bw version It is very well done and I like the fact that the terrible events partially arise from the main characters desire to help people as in The Dwarf and inverted strangely the presumption The Egghead Republic of The Crowd which is proven wrong The writing makes the harridan woman a bit cartoonish but that s partf the point to draw you into feeling what Foxe Чума or thether Daughter of Smoke and Bone one I forget feels and this buildingf tone and mood hot irritable loud abrasive is well conjured CuteThe Small Assassin is a genuine classic postpartum depression twisted into a horror tale before there was even a term for it The last line is a killer and the modern resonances it brings De osynliga of abortion and sociopatholgy are especially powerful What a great storyThe Crowd is anotherne f those unabashed classics a simple idea marvelously realized It s amazing how effective it is I don t even know if there s much to say I love the idea that the people encompass all character types and are immortal I also love that there s never a specific explanation r explication from the Crowd so while the ending confirms the narrator s theory we My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 (Pantheon Graphic Library) only ever really have his suppositions to gon I wish modern horror writers wrote stories this sharpJack In The Box isokay It almost seems like an idea pregnant with possibilities than can reasonably be addressed in the short story form although I do like idea that the kid thinks he s dead at the end and that this year s special room was an elevator For some reason this story strikes me as a partial riff Devils Demons on Lovecraft s The OutsiderThe Scythe is another greatne solid well told well imagined painful Another great idea that doesn t need world building r explication just accept it because Bradbury is such a good storyteller why would your ruin the story with uestions It s like reading a young creative person s first realization that death isn t fair and logicalUncle Einar is f course not really a horror story E Antswe Letseleng of a weird tale in that fineld tradition It s also True Confessions of Nude Photography: A Step-By-Step Guide to Recruiting Beautiful Models, Lighting, Photographing Nudes, Post-Processing Images, and Maybe Even Getting Paid to Do It (3rd Edition) onef his stories about The Family that eventually influenced Charles Addams It s probably the slightest The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Conversation Cards of those Family stories Cecy s story The Traveler is really dark and I ve never read Bradbury s late in life reworkingf this material into a novel form because I feel so close to Homecoming and The Family et al having discovered them at exactly the right moment Teurastamo 5 of my childhood But thisne is a wonderful bit Unforgiven Hero of dark fantasy touching and sweetThe Wind a simple idea simply told as long as it needs to be and no longer I love how it locates the main narrative away from the important action and then comments upon that very thing as we sit here people are dying using the set up for an effective punchline NiceThe Man Upstairs really made an impactn me as a kid With the imaginings Gordis Epidemiology E-Book (English Edition) eBook: David D Celentano, Moyses Szklo: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. of multicolored worlds seen through glass the focusn innards f all types the reinvention f the vampire and the implied gruesome ending dissection this is a great creepy horror story Again even better for the lack 5 Essential Skills of School Leadership of explanationThere Was An Old Woman is another charming weird tale with an unexpected ending usually stories like this would be about acceptancef the inevitable The cantankerous ld biddy is strongly sketched and the humor is well deliveredThe Cistern slight but poetic is about evoking Ophelia like images f drowned bodies and flowers deep "Underground Than Telling A "than telling a storyThe Wonderful Death f Dudley Stone is also I fear a bit slight for my tastes It s a cute idea and as expected well told but the central idea eh too romantic an envisioning f a writer as character for my tastesI left Homecoming for last because its Resume Drowning onef my favorite Bradbury stories ever ur text for Charles Addams s famous Family The Munsters etc and thus a component f the whole 1950 s Monster Kid *culture It also still brings tears to my eyes I hope he *It also still brings tears to my eyes I hope he to walk the fine line the riginals tread so ASSUREDLY THE MONSTERS ARE MONSTERS AS the monsters ARE monsters as s interaction with the الفرق الإسلامية وأصولها الإيمانية old woman and the mud pits illustrates in his later re usef this material I wonder if all the Tim Burton fans even know a story like this existsGreat stories from a great writer What could you want 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 uickly dusks and twilights linger and midnights stay That country composed in the main Mans Search for Meaning of cellars sub cellars coal bins closets attics and pantries faced away from the sun That country whose people are autumn people thinkingnly autumn thoughts Whose people passing at night Zambia Shall Be Free on the empty walks sound like rainA collectionf 19 macabre tales from who many consider to be the finest writer Xul (Captured by Aliens of fantastic fictionIt is a truth universally acknowledged that the majorityf short story collections are hit and miss Well this Sacred Game one is all killer and no filler baby Correction perhaps a teeny tiny bitf filler as there was ONE story I just didn t vibe with namely The Watchful Poker Chip Lets Steal the Moon of H Matisse but hey as that Meatloaf song saysne Recipe for a Happy Day outf nineteen ain t bad Orsomething like that This was a really fun collection to read during my road trip in New England it was uite easy to fit in a story The Sheiks Angry Bride (War, Love, Harmony Series, or two each evening I did try and read some aloud to my boyfriend but he did not remain awake until the end for ANYf them However I m going to blame that Suttree on my soothing voice and not the stories themselves My absolute FAVOURITE story was The Emissary This was a sweet story about a sick young boy and his dog that turns a little dark I love it when stories turn dark unexpectedly If you combine emotion with my horror then I m gonna ben board about 93% Leonce und Lena of the timeThere s just so many memorable tales that I won t forget in a hurry The Small Assassin which is about a mother who is convinced that her newborn baby isut to kill her The Scythe a chilling tale about a man who comes into the possession Spark of Life of a powerful wheat field and an even powerful scythe The Lake which was myther favourite story is about a man revisiting his childhood home and recalling a friend who drowned in a lake during their childhoodBradbury s writing is beautifully poetic and his stories incredibly inventive I m reading these stories uite a few years after they were written and they are just as impactful and uniue Bradbury is uickly becoming Lieutenant Gustl onef my favourite authorsCan t rave about this Incroyables ptes magiques - Les dlices de Solar one enough Onef the best short story collections I ve ever read it s up there alongside King s Night Shift and Clive Barker s Books Et au pire, on se mariera of Blood All the stars Or 5 if we re using the standard rating system I love the readingf Bradbury Létranger on a crisp autumn morning sounds like OctoberThe October Country is a collectionf short stories by the Grandmaster writer Ray Bradbury Eschewing any connection to science fiction this group La Mort dune princesse of purely fantasy tales resounds with Bradbury s fascination with and brilliant creativity in the realmsf the Pratique des maux de grs occult macabre and the dark Bradbury begins the book with this explanation The October Country 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 uickly dusks and twilight linger and midnights stay That country composed in the mainf cellars sub cellars coal bins closets attics and pantries faced away from the sun That country whose people are autumn people thinking Les Hommes (Magasin général, only autumn thoughts Whose people passing at nightn the empty walks sound like rain These are some Qinaya (Ladoption of his best stories told with imagination and his deft descriptive virtuoso usef the language His is a poetic prose matched well with the theme Emaux et glaures cramiques: Plus de 1100 formules of October M Night Shyamalan must have been influenced by Bradbury s Jack in the Box and his influencen modern fiction can be seen throughout the pages From the Threshold odd The Dwarf to the creepy The Jar to the psychologically unsettling The Cistern Bradbury has woven a spider s webf fiction made for cool days under a cloudy sky with the autumn smells پشت پرده های انقلاب اسلامی - اعترافات حسین بروجردی of campfires and frost Brew a witch s mugf warm drink breathe in the leafy chill wrap up in an Information for Foreigners old woolen scarf and enjoy. G wherein the author tellsf his Theater La clinique du coureur : La sant par la course pied 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 usef exclamation mark.It Fels Contrived Even If I Accept