Quicker Than the Eye

Quicker Than the Eye

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Twenty imaginative stories are set in the 1920s and 1930s of the author's childhood and includes the tales of a man who creates bird symphonies, an assassination competition, and a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Quicker than the Eye is a major literary event, the first new collection in nearly a decade from America's preeminent storyteller. Here Ray Bradbury, at the height of his powers, displays with a sorcerer's skill the imagination and warmth that has earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of our greatest living writers. These twenty-one stories run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. Amazing characters throng these pages: a man who creates symphonies from the songs of birds, a boy, now grown, who finds the one place where you can go home again, an ancient couple who compete in wild assassination games. Here a lost life is redeemed by dance, a family detours down a sideroad of alternate futures, a Witch Door links two intolerant centuries, a woman and her husband are simultaneously renewed, molecule by molecule, every nine years, while the secret of growing young, and mad, is revealed.

Baker
& Taylor

Twenty-one stories are set in the 1920s and 1930s of the author's childhood and include the tales of a man who creates bird symphonies, an assassination competition, and a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780380973804
0380973804
Characteristics: viii, 261 p. ; 22 cm. : ill

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Dec 14, 2012

It's hard to rate collections of short stories.

I enjoyed the majority of them, but few really stood out for me; then again, none of them were duds, either. I can only say that Ray Bradbury is one of those enchanting writers, and no one can tell a romantic ghost story or chuckle at a double murder like him.

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