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5.0 von 5 Sternen Dark Carnival Lite, 26. März 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
Basically an edited and spruced up version of his short story collection Dark Carnival, this is still prime reading, even though it does make you want to see what the original collection was like. However the stuff here and some of Bradbury's greatest even if most of his fans don't remember or realize that in his early days he was an excellent writer of horror fiction, definitely more poetic than Stephen King and on many levels just as frightening. The best stories here are utterly disturbing in both the calmness of tone and the horror of the situation (notably "The Small Assassin") and several come close to his trademark nostalgia, for the most part it's absent here. Some of the other stories take a twist and turn it into terror, such as the one with the fact that people are more likely to murder at ninety two degrees in temperature. And all of it ranks as some of his best writing, even when the storieis themselves are merely okay, the lyrical nature of his writing resonates and shows why Bradbury can't be easily shoehorned into one catagory, whether people try to classify him as fantasy, horror, science-fiction, whatever. He's just a writer and in his case that's good enough.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Essential Short Story Collection by an Essential Author!, 27. April 2000
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Ryan Costantino (Nowhere, Special) - Alle meine Rezensionen ansehen
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Ray Bradbury's name is synonymous with imagination and in this collection of short stories he proves that beyond a reasonable doubt. I know, I used to cringe at his name. That is before I learned that he didn't just write science fiction (a genre of which I am not too fond). These stories range from a bizarre account of one couple's visit to a Mexican town and the mummies that reside there (The Next In Line), a loyal dog that brings its young bed-ridden owner things from out in the world, even things from cemeteries (The Emissary), a baby born with an evil intelligence (The Small Assassin), a man who is the heir to Death's job (The Scythe), and an observant boy who deals with a tenant vampire in a very unique way (The Man Upstairs). The stories I have listed are of particualr impact and my favorites of the collection, but overall word for word, page for page each story is priceless. If you are a fan of horror fiction or just plain old imaginative writing in general invest in the works of Ray Bradbury, you won't regret it.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Quality and Quantity, 22. November 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
Mr. Bradbury is truly one of the most creative, macabre, intelligent writers of this or any other century. This collection of 19 stories is a fine example of the range of Bradbury's abilities. I must admit, after the first couple stories, I wondered aloud the excellent reviews the book received. After I'd finished, however, I realized how remarkable this book is. I gave it a 9 (out of a possible 10) rating; the above graphic is actually 4.5 stars. Of the 19 stories, only one or two are veritable duds. About half are above average reading, and the remaining seven or eight are simply enchanting. Or harrowing. Or, well, touching. "Uncle Einar" is touching. By the way, here's my top five stories in "October Country," which I'd recommend to any reader wishing to enjoy a Poe-type experience: 1. The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone 2. The Scythe 3. The Wind 4. The Crowd 5. The Small Assassin
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My first Ray Bradbury...And I LOVED it!, 5. November 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
I borrowed this book from the library, having heard about the story "Next in Line." At first, I thought that the book as silly and ridecules, but as I continued reading, something mysterious in the writing seemed to attract me and made me into an addict of sorts. Every spare moment I had was spent reading it. It's been a few years since I read it, but of what I remember, I thoroughly enjoyed The Small Assassin. It was great. The Wind was hauting. I didn't care for the Scythe, though. I found it extremely dumb and dissapionting. Some of the storied were extremely lacking, yet others were great. I loved how, after the whol story, it was usually the last sentance that really got you, that brought it all together. After reading these reviews, I'm dying to read it again. I highly recomend this great book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Early Bradbury work shows his immense promise as an author., 25. Oktober 1997
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
Bradbury, who had always wanted to write poetry was heartened when a collegue told him that he already was a poet, then read him some passages from Martian Chronicles. October Country,an edited version of his first collection called Dark Carnival, also shows this same promise. These are mostly tales of horror written for pulp magazines of the thirties and forties. They are frightening stories which resound with Bradbury's own unique poetic voice. These are tales that could easily have been told 'round the fire and that may be their best setting. Accompanied by Joe Mugnaini's lovely illustrations, it only leaves you wanting to know what the original edition was like. Unless you have great luck, or a large book buying budget, October Country will have to suffice.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Happy Hallowe'en!, 18. Juli 1999
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J. Angus Macdonald "bibliovore" (Concord, CA United States) - Alle meine Rezensionen ansehen
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
Every year just before I reread The Homecoming. It was the first Bradbury story I ever read, way back in 5th grade, and I fell in love with it immediately. When Bradbury writes about an apple pie, in a few quick words you smell it. I love this collection, as I love Farenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man. The stories in here range from the odd to the silly to the chilling, the kind of stories you want to tell in a tent by a flashlight on a camping trip with your old buddies. They are for the child and the terror in us all. May you all fly with Uncle Einar!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My favorite book of all time, 5. April 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
This is unquestionably Bradbury's best book. While some of the stories, such as The Man Upstairs and The Next in Line are not exactly high caliber, several are out and out incredible. 1.The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone. 2.The Crowd 3.The Scythe 4.The Small Assassin 5.The Lake 6.Jack-in-the-Box 7.The Wind 8.Uncle Einar 9.The Emissary 10.The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse Overall, an absolutely stunning collection for everyone and anyone.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A classic of the horror genre, 3. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
Ray Bradbury is an astounding writer of short horror stories and this book (oft cited on lists of best horror novels ever) is the best collection of his work. Unlike most collections of short stories there are few if any misses out the 19 tales. The tales that really chill the bone are 'the small assasin', 'the emmissary', 'the crowd', 'the skeleton.... infact they're ALL great. Every horror fan must own a copy of this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen outstanding, 2. August 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Taschenbuch)
Thsi was the first book I ever ordered from Amazon and it is, by far, one of my favorite books ever. The stories are so brilliantly written that you can actually feel the crunch of the brown,autumn leaves and the cool, crisp October air blow through your hair as you read this eerie book. A perfect halloween/autumn book for seasonal readers.
Bradley Eimer beimer2846@aol.com
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Bradbury wins again! So much more than a sci-fi collection!, 28. August 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The October Country (Science Fiction) (Taschenbuch)
Ray Bradbury's collection of stories in the October Country are stunning and masterful. Each tale delicately balances beauty and horror in a way that may never be as effectively synthesized. Perhaps one of his most famous books, October Country existends, celebrates, mournes. A classic of American liturature
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