Book Reviews of The October Country

The October Country
The October Country
Author: Joe Mugnaini (Illustrator), Ray Bradbury
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ISBN-13: 9780345407856
ISBN-10: 0345407857
Publication Date: 9/24/1996
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Ray Bradbury is truly the master of the short story. Not a single story in this book could be considered lacking. They range from whimsical to horrifying, from humorous to shocking.
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Interesting stories.
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Marvelous collection of very weird tales by Bradbury. This is a collection I finally got around to reading after having it on my shelf for several years. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine in the 40s and 5os by Bradbury for a half-penny or a penny a word as he relates in the introduction to this edition. Bradbury was definitely a master of the short story and the macabre. These stories were very reminiscent of The Twilight Zone and in fact Bradbury did write for both The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. These stories were filled with the unexplained and beasties from the netherworld including vampires (The Man Upstairs), beings with wings (Uncle Einar), the grim reaper (The Scythe), mummies (The Next In Line), a murderous baby (The Small Assassin), etc. etc. Bradbury usually ends his stories with a quick twist or with something unexpected making you want to read more. Overall, I really enjoyed this and would rate it with some of his best like The Martian Chronicles.