Category Archives: novellas

Now and Forever, by Ray Bradbury

Now and Forever, Ray BradburyI 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

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany -cover of paperbackI 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

Quick Reads: – a quick look

three Quick Reads titles - Ruthless Readings 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