Category Archives: Authors-Bradbury Ray

Books in Groups, Fit the Third: Self-Medication at the Charity Shop

There are two nearby charity shops that somewhat make up for the complete absence of proper bookshops anywhere near to my home. I don’t go very often, but when I do, I usually find something to make the visit worth … Continue reading

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A Reading List, Modestly Proposed, for the Recognition of the New Not-Normal State of the World

In times of trouble, my first impulse is to look at things through the prism of literature and history. Many great minds have tackled the problems of authoritarianism before, in fiction and non-fiction. So in order to balance matters a … Continue reading

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The October Country, by Ray Bradbury: A Review

Just in time for Hallowe’en, the last of my Bradbury reviews for the month. Autumn is a particularly good season for a volume or two of the late author’s short stories, to my mind (although Dandelion Wine is definitely a … Continue reading

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The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury: A Review

I don’t care for tattoos. I’ve never┬áreally seen the point in them. Despite their proliferation among certain strata of society, and their historical root (I’ve read that upper class late Victorian ladies used to get them, including Winston Churchill’s mother, … Continue reading

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The Hallowe’en Tree, by Ray Bradbury: A Short Review

Originally published in 1970, The Hallowe’en Tree┬áis Bradbury’s semi-mature, semi-adolescent paean to Hallowe’en, a holiday which for him always seemed to hold that special combination of innocence and fear, nostalgia (in its best possible sense) and a regret at the … Continue reading

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