Books by Joseph Mugnaini

THE HALLOWEEN TREE by Ray Bradbury
Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"Still Bradbury-Moundshroud is a spectacular guide to the nether regions and this may well be (as Tom Skelton called it) 'both a trick and a treat' for other boys who are willing to plunge right in and let the devil take the doubters."
The lyric and expansive nostalgia for boyhood of Dandelion Wine, the extravagantly conjured atmosphere of Leon Garfield (but without his chilling intensity), the sometimes gratuitous fright-inciters (rattling bones and shuddering house) of the conventional Halloween story — all seem to temper the unabashed didacticism of the mysterious Mr. Moundshroud, who takes eight spookily costumed boys on a kite-and-broomstick timetrip in search of their friend Pippin and the meaning of Halloween. Read full book review >
THE OCTOBER COUNTRY by Ray Bradbury
Released: Oct. 31, 1955

"The chilling imaginative virtuosity, the malignant momentum of terror, the occasional tenderness give these short stories a real superiority."
..... casts a somber spell, death is a familiar figure, and fancied fears assume a devastating reality. Read full book review >