(The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury


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  • The October Country
  • Ray Bradbury
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  • 02 August 2020
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    (The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury I love the reading of Bradbury on a crisp autumn morning sounds like OctoberThe October Country is a collection of short stories by the Grandmaster writer Ray Bradbury Eschewing any connection to science fiction this group of purely fantasy tales resounds with Bradbury’s fascination with and brilliant creativi

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    Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download characters Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ray Bradbury review 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 twilights linger and midnights stay That country composed in the main of cellars sub cellars

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    review The October Country Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download (The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury One of the first books I ever read and one of the reasons I still read I found some of the other reviews dismaying poor dialogue? silly concepts? antiue writing style? has the world and the people in it really changed that

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    (The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury characters Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download 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 ab

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    (The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury 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 of Ray Bradbury's macabre stories I hesitate to label them as horror stories because they are not par

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    (The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download review The October Country 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 bookFavorite short stories“The Next in Line” “Skeleton” “The Emissar

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    (The October Country) PDF DOWNLOAD º Ray Bradbury The October Country a book of 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 of a child’s discovering a new love for the first time it’s an enthusiasm that captivated me My favourite

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The October Country

review The October Country characters Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download G 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 mark. 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 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 gambit probably one of the earliest shorts written by the author illustrating his fascination with carnivals and with the grotesue A short man visits every night the hall of mirrors in the amusement park always heading straight for the one distorting silverbacked glass that makes him appear as tall as regular people The ticket vendor makes fun of him with the callous indifference of bullies everywhere The anxiety here would be the loneliness of 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 outdoors he s got everything in his head The Next In Line highlights the fear of the cemeteries of the dark damp and smelly place undergound where the dead are buried A young couple on 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 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 her on the issue as sometimes the fear is too strong for the rational brain The minute you get a religion you stop thinking Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas The Watchful Poker Chip of H Matisse doesn t seem too scary at first glance it is the story of a man so dull and uninteresting that he becomes an attraction for a crowd of 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 of loneliness of rejection by social conformists Skeleton is fear of illness of your own body It is the tale of 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 of freaks It is a variant of the fear of the unknown and a story about the way our imagination can create monsters out of unexplained physical or biological objects Here a farmer becomes fascinated with one of 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 on the thing s origins The Lake is about fear of death by drowning but than this it is about the passing of childhood about lost friends and the power of love to keep the memories alive One of the most lyrical and sad shorts in the whole collection The Emissary is another variant of the fear of death In this short story a boy is immobilized in bed by illness and his trusty dog is his only contact with the outside world by bringing in the twigs and burrs and the smells of the places it visits But what happens when this dog starts visiting a cemetery too often Touched With Fire is difficult to pin down Two mysterious strangers try to prevent a woman from getting murdered Are they prescient or simply better observers of human nature than usual I would class the story as fear of predestination of the loss of 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 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 not one of my favorites it fels contrived even if I accept the supernatural elements The Crowd is an illustration of a fear I was spared from until recently I got my driver s license only a couple of years ago and my first car 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 crowd of thrill seekers around the sites 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 world outside 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 yet is afraid of what would happen if he breaks out of his safe daily routine The Scythe is a good candidate for a Best of anthology of Bradbury short stories It s major anxiety is the fear of a father that he cannot provide sustenance and safety for his family during the Great Depression most of all that he cannot protect them from the death that must come to us all sooner or later Great writing Uncle Einar is one of the few happy interludes in an otherwise sad and scary collection It is a sketch from a bigger story the author was developing about a family of monsters The Elliots are similar in many aspects to the famous Adams Family Einar is a sort 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 window opens and by losing his fly in the dark talents Einar gains the love 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 in our outside appearance but there is a world of wonder and imagination inside each of us We re in our cocoons all of us See how ugly I am But one day I ll break out spread wings as fine and handsome as you The Wind is another candidate for best of anthologies very short but also very effective in the idea that destructive winds somehow achieve intelligence by absorbing the minds of their victims The fear category in my game could be the anxiety over the unleashed forces of nature The Man Upstairs is a variant of the fear of the stranger about supernatural predators living amonst us disguised as ordinary people What makes the story special is the young age of the narrator a young boy whose curiosity and inventivity solves the mystery Word of the day from his grandfather Fear nothing ever in your life There Was an Old Woman is another of the rare stories with a touch of humour with a colourful elderly lady as a heroine who refuses to accept the inevitability 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 sort of twisted romance spiced by the fear of drowning A woman gazes out a window at a rainy city landscape and imagines the water draining into subterranean tunnels filing them up a carrying along the bodies of strangers Homecoming is almost worth the price of admission all on its own It marks a return to the follies of the Elliott family as they gather from all over the world to celebrate Halloween together Uncle Einar also returns to lift up the spirits of a boy without supernatural talents adopted into the family and slightly envious of his monster relatives The story has a lot of potential and I understand Bradbury added material until it became a novel Anxiety in this case is the result of feeling estranged from your peers The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone ends the book not with another scare but with an affirmation of life an invitation to get our noses out 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 into oblivion 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 of tell about things We ve lived every way there is to live with our eyes and noses and mouths with 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 lesser ones display the magical way Bradbury has of creating a mood an emotion an intriguing new way to look at the ordinary things around us and see either their beauty or their mystery Beside the theme of autumn and anxiety the stories collected here share an interest in childhood in the ties of family and in the need for friendship and sharing I am glad I still have so many of his stories and novels still to read I am sure they will be as enjoyable and well written as this one

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review The October Country characters Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download 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 sides of Bradbury's vaunted childhood. One of the first books I ever read and one of the reasons I still read I found some of the other reviews dismaying poor dialogue silly concepts antiue writing style has the world and the 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 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 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 crap or 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 of phrase or description the sea was a burning sheet 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 chain of events into motion And Mr Bigelow wrote detective stories Heh I like the fact that there s no overt supernatural elements in this collection at first the initial stories all turn on 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 overt supernatural elements just a woman suddenly overwhelmed by the inescapable awareness of her own mortality exacerbated by the horrors of unburied mummies of 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 our futures the strangeness of culture shock and the unloving husband to whom she s already dead This might be a tad overwroughtoverwritten but the feverish pitch of 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 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 and omens a sugar skull with your name 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 idea of Skeleton in her comments on why skeletons do not bother her Just great solid writingThe Watchful Poker Chip of H Matisse Nice for a number 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 attentions of groups inspiration for The Crowd possibly and popular culture Couldn t help thinking of that old 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 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 rest of the Cellar Septet great band name waiting to be snagged I know Bradbury s tone towards the avant gardeians like the tone of most people towards the artistic fringe is disdainful but personally I love characters like this ironic posing or no So Garvey s eventual transformation into a surrealist 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 and only impresses me as an adult The concept is just wonderfully simple man at war with his skeleton then toss in the resonant symbolism the organic painful messiness of life his outsides pitted against the clean orderly solid reliable support structure of his insides which symbolize death Only the dead are eternally cool as Hakim Bey said the little details he s great at ceramics and even some unexpected argument from the other side the heavy man s fat as a buffer against the battering of life and a way to trap the skeleton in organic tar topped off 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 on The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show from the 80s in which the country bumpkin setting is switched with a modern art one and it s a pretty solid creepy story although Bradbury s tendency to overwrite becomes a bit cartoonish when at least I feel he s writing characters of a type that he s not directly familiar with Still the inchoate mass in the jar is strangely evocative a blank screen onto which everyone projects their ideas and it s a nice reversal of The Watchful Poker Chip in that one man desires to make himself the center of attention from people who don t really care about himThe Lake is very touching I have a reading of this by Bradbury himself and it really is an effective emotional piece about lost childhood love and the uncaring blankness of deathThe Emissary still gives me chills This was a favorite of mine as a child and reading it as an adult I wondered if perhaps it might have just seemed darker or threatening to me back then but no the ending is 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 memory of being an invalid and then wrapping it in a strange variation of The Monkey s Pawexcept this timethe door gets to openTouched With Fire was also adapted on Alfred Hitchcock Presents albeit the original 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 of The Crowd which is proven wrong The writing makes the harridan woman a bit cartoonish but that s part of the point to draw you into feeling what Foxe or the other one I forget feels and this building of 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 of abortion and sociopatholgy are especially powerful What a great storyThe Crowd is another one of 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 or explication from the Crowd so while the ending confirms the narrator s theory we only ever really have his suppositions to go on 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 on Lovecraft s The OutsiderThe Scythe is another great one solid well told well imagined painful Another great idea that doesn t need world building or 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 of course not really a horror story of a weird tale in that fine old tradition It s also one of his stories about The Family that eventually influenced Charles Addams It s probably the slightest of those Family stories Cecy s story The Traveler is really dark and I ve never read Bradbury s late in life reworking of 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 of my childhood But this one is a wonderful bit 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 impact on me as a kid With the imaginings of multicolored worlds seen through glass the focus on innards of all types the reinvention of the vampire and the implied gruesome ending dissection this is a great creepy horror story Again even better for the lack of explanationThere Was An Old Woman is another charming weird tale with an unexpected ending usually stories like this would be about acceptance of the inevitable The cantankerous old biddy is strongly sketched and the humor is well deliveredThe Cistern slight but poetic is about evoking Ophelia like images of drowned bodies and flowers deep underground than telling a full storyThe Wonderful Death of 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 of a writer as character for my tastesI left Homecoming for last because its one of my favorite Bradbury stories ever ur text for Charles Addams s famous Family The Munsters etc and thus a component of the whole 1950 s Monster Kid culture It also still brings tears to my eyes I hope he continued to walk the fine line the originals tread so assuredly the monsters ARE monsters as Cecy s interaction with the old woman and the mud pits illustrates in his later re use of 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

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review The October Country characters Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury ✓ 5 Read & Download 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 writin. 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 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 disualified 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 gradation of depths for burial based on the wealth of the family There is a very creepy psychologically unsettling scene in the catacombs I find the story goes on too long yet the ending is a little too abrupt too WTF if you will I do love the lyricism and poetic rhythm of his writing thoughThe Watchful Poker Chip of H Matisse A humorous observation about the pretentious avant garde Nice oneSkeleton That is gross man LOL A darkly humorous story OK this one is a bit horrifying I love it The Jar I like how the entire story revolves around the mysterious content of the jar the twist at the end is coolThe Lake The first overtly supernatural tale in this book a sentimental and sad little ghost storyThe Emissary Unexpected twist in this one to say any would spoil it Great storyTouched With Fire The story of a couple of retired insurance salesmen and a perpetually angry woman who is a sort of 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 or 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 of 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 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 is of a fix up novelAs I write it is almost Halloween the best time to read this collection