It has been a long time since I last considered trying Mr. Bradbury. Suppose it’s time to give him a try. So, without further ado, let’s get started on the stories.
“The Toynbee Convector” I liked this story. The old man may disagree with me, but I’d say the machine was true. He saw the future, and made it a fact.
“Trapdoor.” Man, this one was spooky. My vote, the house needs to be condemned, and razed to the ground. I liked it.
“On the Orient, North.” Ready for a ghost story? Minerva Halliday has to take care of a very special patient. I did like this one.
“One Night in Your Life.” A story that reminds the reader to never give up your dreams. And that you just have to recognize the moment when it happens. A charming tale.
“West of October.” A family of special individuals. It didn’t seem to go anywhere. I didn’t like it.
“The Last Circus.” A story about the end of innocence. Kind of sad, but sweet.
“The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair.” A special story of love and loss. I kind of liked it.
“I Suppose You are Wondering Why We are Here?” Who really wouldn’t want to spend one last dinner with the parents. I liked this one.
“Lafayette, Farewell.” What a way to warn all involved what war does to a man. Excellent.
“Banshee.” Another ghost story. This time a more vengeful one. It was pretty good.
“Promises, Promises.” Oh, boy. This story was a doozy. Sad as it was, I didn’t feel much for Laura. I liked it.
“The Love Affair.” I’m not so sure about this one. It seemed so incomplete.
“One for His Lordship, and One for the Road.” Well, here’s a good one. It was funny and the problem was well thought out, and believable.
“At Midnight in the Month of June.” I didn’t like this one very much. There was something wrong with it. Or maybe it was whose point-of-view the story was from.
“Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned.” Kind of sweet for a confessional story, in the Catholic sense. Weird in a way, but sweet.
“By the Numbers!” This is a sad story. The Dad was totally to blame.
“A Touch of Petulance.” What a weird story. One of those time-travel paradox stories. I didn’t really like it.
“Long Division” What a sad story. The pain that divorce brings. Maybe we just need to hear this more often, perhaps we wouldn’t give up so hastily.
“Come, and Bring Constance.” I felt so sorry for the husband here. And Junoff needs to hang up his hat. This a crazy one. But all I can really say is ‘what a secretary.
“Junior.” Sick. That’s all I have to say about it. Oh, if you read aloud, don’t do so in mixed company. Never mind, just read it alone. Or not at all. Not at all is the best way to handle this one.
“The Tombstone.” Another creepy story. Leota and her superstitions, with a twist. I liked it.
“The Thing at the Top of the Stairs.” Oh. Monster story time. I liked this one.
“Colonel Stonesteel’s Genuine Home-made Truly Egyptian Mummy.” This was my favorite story of the whole bunch. It was about the friendship between an older man, and young boy.
This was a good collection. I enjoyed it.