With his disarmingly simple style and complex imagination, Ray Bradbury has seized the minds of American readers for decades.This collection showcases thirty two of Bradburys most famous tales in which he lays bare the depths of the human soul The thrilling title story, A Sound of Thunder, tells of a hunter sent on safari sixty million years in the past But all it takes is one wrong step in the prehistoric jungle to stamp out the life of a delicate and harmless butterfly and possibly something else much closer to home ...
|Title||:||A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories|
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A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories Reviews
This is exactly why I have a Kindle! Every time I buy a new pair of sneakers, I'm reminded of The Sound of Summer Running and they become Royal Crown Cream Sponge Paralightfoot Tennis Shoes. Then I remember my Jr/Sr HS English teacher, Mr Trinks, who read us these stories with so much enthusiasm. Ray Bradbury was his favorite author and he read us many amazing stories, like The Fog Horn and A Sound of Thunder. I first heard these over fifty years ago and they are just as wonderful now as they were then. Even more so, because they bring back a simpler time, before computers, before cell phones, even before Kindles. This is a great collection of Bradbury's gems and I'm going to savor every one of them. Then raise a glass to Mr Arthur Trinks who instilled a love of reading on some very impressionable youngsters.
Someone else recommended this book to me in an odd way...they mentioned rendering reading a story by Ray Bradbury in school about a time machine and hunting dinosaurs. I had to read it. It was Truly great story, but my favorite ended up being "The Time Machine". I won't spoil it for anyone, but of all the wonderful stories in this book, that one touched me.
I really enjoy Ray Bradbury, so depending on your taste, your review might be different. I bought this mainly for A Sound of Thunder, but the collection is fantastic, and for those wondering, I've listed below all the stories included in this book:
Ray and I "met" in 1969 when I took "R is for Rocket" out of my high school library. We have been good friends ever since. If you don't know Ray this is a great intro. Short stories are his specialty, The titles may throw you off but " The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man" are also excellent collections of "shorts". I would have to say Ray helped me learn to read just for fun, thanks Ray, and God bless.
This is a book of short stories and the stories vary so I could not answer some of your questions. I have enjoyed Bradbury for many years and this book is a delight.
I am 74 years old and I have love Ray Bradbury's writing since I was a young kid.
I had to wade through some older stories, some were pretty good. Reading the "sound of thunder" was worth the time investment - a good story.
Bought mainly since I had remembered the short story A Sound of Thunder, which I had read as a child. This story was as good as I had remembered, but the rest of the stories in the book, I am not as pleased with. There was one story in particular, that had a racial theme, that I had found a bit disturbing. Would probably not buy again.