I was delighted to find this particular book in my local library. There is so much of Ray Bradbury’s work I haven’t yet read.
This book contains two long short-stories:
1. Somewhere a Band is Playing is a strange little story, with the main character being an aspiring journalist who sets out to report on a small town that is destined for demolition.
The tale blends romance with mystery, and features a town of immortal egyptian characters who hold the knowledge of the books of long-lost libraries in their memories. Part horror story, part fantasy, part ghost story Continue reading Now and Forever, by Ray Bradbury
I am ashamed to confess: I have never read this story. I saw the film, of course. But I never read the book. It is universally regarded as a great story and, when I saw it in my local library, I had to take it out.
Yes. It is a wonderful story. Here are some things that surprised me and some things that delighted me, in no particular order: Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote
Down in my local library, I discovered a whole section devoted to ‘Quick Reads’.
These are thin books, with large writing – novellas rather than novels.
Wonderful, I thought! An ideal length for train journeys. Good print size and I can read without putting my glasses on. And what a great way to sample new authors – without committing to a full length novel.
So I borrowed four books. And found myself, despite my enthusiasm, somewhat disappointed. Continue reading Quick Reads: – a quick look