THE OCTOBER COUNTRY by Ray Bradbury
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THE OCTOBER COUNTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

..... casts a somber spell, death is a familiar figure, and fancied fears assume a devastating reality. This for Mr. Harris, who broods about his bones while his flesh wastes away; for a young mother destroyed by The Little Assassin she has delivered; for a young woman in Mexico, whose visit to a catacomb of the unburied dead vitiates her in the knowledge that she will be The Next In Line. There's the amorphous horror in The Jar; The Dwarf who hopes to find the contradiction of his deformity in the distortion of a mirror; the weird, winged assemblage of Homecoming, etc. etc.... The chilling imaginative virtuosity, the malignant momentum of terror, the occasional tenderness give these short stories a real superiority.
Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1955
ISBN: 0345407857
Page count: 306pp
Publisher: Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1955




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