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The October Country by Ray Bradbury
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Sep 28, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2007

A brilliant collection of stories centered around what Bradbury called his "autumn people." Of course, anything by Ray Bradbury is going to be high caliber, but these stories speak to me at the heart. Much like "Something Wicked" the stories focus on worlds very similar to ours, but always a little off.

Bradbury is at his best in short stories and every one in this collection doesn't disappoint. If you like the man at his most eerie, weird, disaffected and dark, this is essential reading.

Worlds of funhouses, quack doctors, catacombs, corpses, skeletons, ancient houses, all tied together by a lonesome, empty street, small town feel. Bradbury, while in some stories all but glorifies the small town, in this collection we see the darkest side the master could conjure up about such places.
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