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An all-time favourite short story is probably a bit too hard to decide at the moment.

But my favourite collection has to be The October Country. It is just full of beautiful stories - The Dwarf, The Emissary, The Scythe and The Wind being my favourites.

I love The Dwarf because I'm a writer too and the title character just resonates with me.

The other three stories I love because they are pure Bradbury - amazingly simple concepts told ever so beautifully.
 
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Originally posted by Hoger:
[B]I love The Dwarf because I'm a writer too and the title character just resonates with me.
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It's amazing how many Bradbury fans are also writers. No other author conjures words with such originality. Writers, I think, are naturally drawn to wizards. It is the child in us, yearning for magic. And Bradbury always has something up his sleeve.

And I too love The Scythe.
 
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Originally posted by Lance:
It's amazing how many Bradbury fans are also writers. No other author conjures words with such originality. Writers, I think, are naturally drawn to wizards. It is the child in us, yearning for magic. And Bradbury always has something up his sleeve.

And I too love The Scythe.



As a 'non-writer' I have to agree with your statement about his prose-like writing. Reading Bradbury is such a release after a long day.


Jeremy C. Tack<br />tackjc@msn.com
 
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I haven't read all of Bradbury's works. Of what I've read, I love Dandelion Wine.

I can't write, but reading his words makes me wish I could.
 
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I'd have to say that of the inter-connected short story collections ("Dandelion Wine," "The Martian Chronicles," "From the Dust Returned," Green Shadows, White Whale"), "Dandelion Wine" is my all-time favorite, although I love them all. I can't begin to count the times I've gone back to a part of "Dandelion Wine" either to brighten a bad day or to enhance a good one. It's simply marvelous.

As for the unconnected short story collections, I'll have to think about that one for awhile...

-Greg
 
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I would agree with The October Country, too. Besides the Dwarf, The Scythe and The Wind, I also love The Small Assasin and The Skeleton.
 
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My favorite collection is either _I Sing the Body Electric!_ or _Long After Midnight_. I prefer the more down-to-earth stories to the horror/Halloween ones.
 
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You might enjoy "Twice Twenty Two"
The two collections of "a Medicine for Melancoly, and The Golden Apples of The Sun"
thay are bound in one text they make for good reading any day.

[This message has been edited by uncle (edited 12-12-2001).]
 
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