The October Country

Author: Ray Bradbury Type: Fiction, short stories Published: 1955 I read it: October 2018 In a small used bookstore in downtown Nashville I combed the shelves in the fantasy and sci-fi section, and was rewarded with this purple treat. All the Bradbury I’ve read is in used paperback, which I feel the author himself would…

The Halloween Tree

Author: Ray Bradbury Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1972 I read it: October 2017 The ghost. The mummy. The grim reaper. The witch. The beggar. The gargoyle. The apeman. The skeleton. Eight classic costumes for eight boys on a single Halloween night. And little do they know how each costume reaches back through centuries to original…

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Author: Ray Bradbury Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1962 I read it: October 2015 Such are the autumn people. Beware of them. Every October, we all want to be autumn people. We want to feel ourselves slipping into another season, to give meaning to the changing world around us. We want to tether ourselves back through…

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

Author: Dave Eggers (series editor), Ray Bradbury (introduction) Type:¬†Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, essays, comics, poetry, humor (anthology) Published: 2012 I read it: August 2013 Another expectedly excellent collection. The only bummer is no front section for “Best American New Band Names.” Boo! I looked forward to that part every year. Well, at least it contains……