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Sometime, Never

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Each of the three tales of imagination in this book is by a master of the art, and in each there is incident and invention enough to surpass most full-length novels.

Envoy Extraordinary by William Golding Tells of a barbarian genius who arrives in ancient Rome with three inventions--and the results are appalling.

Consider Her Ways by John Wyndham Presents a shocking
Mass Market Paperback, 185 pages
Published November 1st 1971 by Ballantine Books (first published 1957)
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May 17, 2011 Julian rated it liked it
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There is much to say about this collection of 3 stories. I found this by chance at the university library and was very excited to read it since it collects two of my very favourite authors together with another authors whose most well known book (Lord of the Flies) has been read by virtually everyone who has taken a high-school English course.
First there is Golding's Envoy Extraordinary. This is an interesting story about the introduction of the steam engine during the reign of Caesar. the style

May 05, 2015 Shane rated it really liked it
I guess you could call this an anthology even though it only has 3 stories. That said, this is the first anthology that I really loved all the stories.

Boy In Darkness by Mervyn Peake - Read this one years ago. Here are my notes. Very bleak world, freaky like Dr. Moreau but better. Not as boring, better writing, full of horrific images.

Envoy Extraordinary by William Golding - Read this one in 2015. Often funny, sometimes extremely witty and also interesting.

Consider Her Ways by John Wyndham - Rea
Aug 30, 2013 NightAuditMan rated it it was ok
Three very different short stories by authors with radically different writing styles.

Of the three I found that I enjoyed the second one the most.

The first one was hard to follow due to the author's strict adherence to the way in which Romans probably would have sounded were they speaking English and so therefore their sentences were not always straightforward and if several people were talking it was sometimes hard to figure stuff out.

The last story in the book was not overly complex in plot b
Nov 24, 2010 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
The story by Wyndham was good, and the Peake story was well written, but overall this failed to wow me.
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First Story was terrible, and I had no idea what was happening. The second and third stories were amazing and I read them in a couple hours.
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Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his 1954 novel Lord of the Flies. He was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 and was knighted in 1988.

In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of
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