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The October Country

The October Country

Ray Bradbury

Avon Books, 1999
(Originally published in 1943)

“…that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and mid-nights stay. 387 more words

Book Review

The Power of Uncertainty

A couple of nights ago, I saw the movie Rashomon, by Akira Kurosawa, for the first time. The central event of the film is the death of a samurai in the woods. 891 more words

Italian Literature

Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year.

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Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage.

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Book Reviews

Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row. – Ray Bradbury


Something Wicked This Way Comes Comes Again!

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

“By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes.”


A few hours ago I was re-linking my movies in iTunes (for some reason iTunes linkages break sometime, though I have suspicions why it happens) when I noticed Jack Clayton’s movie of Ray Bradbury’s… 299 more words


Inspiration And Motivation May Appear From Anywhere

Serendipity anyone?

Plodding along, sluggish and uninspired, I failed to make my writing quota for the week. Granted, it has been raining heavily for over a week bringing needed moisture to the land. 191 more words