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By Ray Bradbury | Comments: ( 469 ) | Date: ( Sep 20, 2019 )

The internationally acclaimed author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer s skill with twenty one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight A true master tells all, revealing the strange secThe internationally acclaimed author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer s skill with twenty one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight A true master tells all, revealing the strange secret of growing young and mad opening a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries joining an ancient couple in their wild assassination games celebrating life and dreams in the unique voice that has favored him across six decades and has enchanted millions of readers the world over.

  • Title: Quicker Than the Eye
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780380973804
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Ray Bradbury

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind In all, Bradbury has published than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared in than 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along.

Comments Quicker Than the Eye

  • TK421

    I have been a devoted Bradbury fan since I first read FARENHEIT 451 in high school. Some say he is over the top; I say they are too closed in their thinking. Granted, Bradbury is an acquired taste. His word choice is unique, confounding, and even sometimes bizarre. But after reading one of stories, you will understand why he chose to describe something the way he did. Some of the earlier reviews about Bradbury's works have stated that he has focused too much on the dying notion of a 40s or 50s c [...]

  • Liesa

    Passend zur herbstlichen Jahreszeit, die ja immer mit Horror und Grusel verbunden wird, habe ich mich an einen Band mit Erzählungen von Ray Bradbury herangewagt, der zwar keinen Horror versprach, aber mysteriöse und magische Geschichten enthalten sollte. Da solch geheimnisvolle und unerklärliche Elemente in Geschichten meist noch anziehender auf mich wirken, als das blanke Grauen, habe ich mir diese Kurzgeschichtensammlung als Lektüre für Halloween ausgewählt und wurde auch nicht enttäusc [...]

  • Tracey

    I picked up Quicker Than The Eye at the library this weekend, and read thru this short story collection as an antidote to Running with Scissors. The first few stories "Unterseaboat Doktor" and "Zaharoff/Richter Mark V" didn't do much to dispel my depressed mood. However, "Another Fine Mess" (his second tribute to Laurel and Hardy) made me smile and I settled once again into his fantastic world. IMHO, Bradbury is a master of the short story - if you've avoided his work because of the science-fict [...]

  • Bob Rust

    Unterderseaboat Doktor Zaharoff/Richter Mark V Remember Sascha? Another Fine Mess The Electrocution Hopscotch The Finnegan That Woman on the Lawn The Very Gentle Murders Quicker Than the Eye Dorian in Excelsis No News, or What Killed the Dog? The Witch Door The Ghost in the Machine At the End of the Ninth Year BugOnce More, LegatoExchange Free Dirt Last Rites The Other Highway Make Haste to Live: An Afterword

  • Clare

    Bradbury continues to be one of my favorite writers. His concepts are elegant and his word choice is magical.My favorite stories in this collection are: Last Rites, Zaharoff/Richter Mark V and Exchange.Many readers skip the "afterwords" of a book - this one is worth reading. I found myself wondering, "where does Bradbury conjure up these themes & characters?" The "afterwords" will shed insight and will inspire you as both a reader & a writer.Although Bradbury says he is not a magician, t [...]

  • Derek

    Great collection of short stories that are all classic Bradbury. As with any collection some are better than others, but all definitely worth the read.

  • John

    Yet another excellent collection of short stories by one of the all-time masters of the form, this volume, from the mid 90s, shows that Bradbury had not slowed down one whit, more than fifty years into his career. Not all of these nuggets are masterpieces, but those that fall short are flawed gems, and still a joy to read. "Zaharoff/Richter Mark V"; "The Finnegan"; "Dorian In Excelsus"; "The Ghost In The Machine"; "Bug"; and "Once More, Legato" are all either too far-fetched or too rough around [...]

  • Angus Mcfarlane

    No, not really. I've previously read Bradbury's 451, seen much that has added to his reputation as a scifi writer such that the 500 peso offer at the school second hand store seemed like a good deal. But it didn't live up to my expectations. Some of the stories had an interesting premise at some point which then faded to black. And others seemed to not really get to an interesting premise. A new colleague, who noted what I was reading and that he was a Bradbury fan, acknowledged this was the wea [...]

  • Sheila

    Quicker Than The Eye, as per my previous Bradbury reading experiences, leaves me with the wonderful sensation of recognition, of having found answers to questions I could never consciously formulate and thoughts I was never aware of thinking; emotions I thought too elusive and varied to be caught on paper. His writing brings to mind bedrock and soil. It's solid, and fertile. As occasionally fantastic as his storytelling is, it consistently has a sense of purpose. Proclamation wrapped in poetry. [...]

  • Mark Oppenlander

    Here's yet another collection of Bradbury short stories, most of them new to me. However, as my Bradbury reading project continues, and I get into his later works, I find much of what I'm reading strangely familiar.It's not that these stories are bad; some of them are quite good. But it is clear that certain themes and motifs are recurring here, circling up from earlier phases of Bradbury's illustrious career. For example, there is a story about an electrocution act at a circus, another about a [...]

  • Jon

    I've yet to go wrong reading Ray Bradbury, and that's why it's safe to consider him one of my all-time favorite authors. While I certainly haven't read his work as extensively as many others, everything I've come across turns out to be wonderful and imaginative and thought-provoking and charming. I never even heard of Quicker Than the Eye until I found it at my local bookstore and couldn't resist the temptation of adding yet another novel to my shelves. It's not one of his more popular collectio [...]

  • Noah

    Ray Bradbury is a genius. There isn't a way around that fact. He is a genius. In his novels, he takes on the world. His short stories are much more personal and tackle something a good deal less tangible than the world: he takes on the soul. Bradbury makes me want to cry. Or laugh. Or scream. But mostly he makes me want to sit in bed, drink tea, listen to jazz, and read. I marvel at his creative abilities. In "Zaharoff/Richter Mark V" he paints architects as the rulers of our world. In "Another [...]

  • Jen

    Ray Bradbury never fails in reminding me why I love reading so very much. His writing, in this case- his short stories, is the perfect blend of whimsical and melancholy. He makes me laugh, he chokes me up, he makes me think, he makes me want to write - because he makes it looks so simple. It feels as though the answers to life's most burning questions are buried between the lines of his stories and if I can only open my mind up enough, while reading them, revelations will reveal themselves. Even [...]

  • John Defrog

    This is a mid-90s anthology of 21 short stories, some of which appeared previously in magazines, with the remainder exclusive to this collection. Bradbury covers a lot of his usual territory – sci-fi, the supernatural, sentimental American nostalgia, dystopian futures, murder, literary tributes and surrealist fantasy. Inevitably, even the best stuff here will get compared to Bradbury’s classic stories and perhaps come up short for many readers. But there are a number of gems here – an apa [...]

  • Marvin

    This 1996 collection of later short tales illustrates just how subjective the measurement of a literary genius can be. If these short stories were written by a new writer the critics would be raving. But these pieces are written by a older gentlemen whose genius has already been proven and proven again. Bradbury's masterpiece collections of short fiction will always be books like The Martian Chronicle and The Illustrated Man. The stories in Quicker Than The Eye are beautifully written but they d [...]

  • Brett

    Another collection of short stories from Ray Bradbury that cover a wide array of themes and genres. A handful of the 20 or so stories here are very good--"Bug", "Free Dirt", "The Electrocution"--and there's a group that are sort of interesting ideas, but not well-fleshed out, and there are a group of outright wastes of time. I'm a big Bradbury fan, but I can't in good conscience recommend this book. I'm glad that he's continued to work even as he has gotten older, but a lot of stuff published in [...]

  • Philip Cosand

    There are some stories in this collection that rate 5-stars. In particular, the master thief and what it says about the author as well as the crowd is completely brilliant. His insights on marriage are delightful.And yet, there are some stories that left me shrugging. The first one out of the book left me shrugging my shoulders and hoping for better. Dorian in Excelsis is a witty social commentary. Witch Door is suitably creepy. But it is Quicker than the Eye that makes the book worth reading.A [...]

  • Me

    Not only was it a great book, I was fortunate enough to meet (briefly) Ray Bradbury and have him autograph a copy!

  • Arctialuna

    Cada cop gaudeixo més dels llibres amb històries curtes. Lo bo d'aquestes és que si una no t'agrada, acabarà aviat i, si una t'agrada, segurament serà intensa i justa en la seva mesura amb un final rodó; fet que normalment fa que em trobi somrient a l'última línia.De Bradbury és la primera col·lecció d'històries curtes que llegeixo i he de confessar que m'esperava més. Després de l'enamorament que vaig tenir amb "De la ceniza volverás", crec que vaig posar unes expectatives massa [...]

  • Christian D.Orr

    A delightful collection of the late, great Ray Bradbury's short story gems from the mid-1990s.RANDOM STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:"Unterderseaboot Kapitan":pp. 9-10: Wow, first time I've seen references to pee and genitalia in a Bradbury story."Finnegan"--p. 62: "Requiescat in peace" should be "requiescat in pace.""No News, or What Killed the Dog?"--p. 105: Yes, dogs (and pets in general) are indeed family."Once More, Legato"--p. 145: First time I've seen the word "Shit" used i [...]

  • Ron

    A collection of 21 stories plus a good afterword. This was a little frustrating as it was quite a mix of material, some very good and some not in about equal measure. Then there was a handful of rather OK ones. In just about every story you could see the spark of an idea that led Bradbury off on his writing adventure, but where he went many times was the frustrating part, or when he let himself get carried away a bit too much with the whimsy or nostalgia. Still, there was some excellent writing [...]

  • DrWarthrop

    Eine tolle, emotionale und spannende Geschichtensammlung. Die abwechslungsreiche Sprache und ungewöhnlichen Situationen verleihen dem Buch seinen Charme und jeder Geschichte ihre eigene Daseinsberechtigung. Viele der Geschichten drehen sich um Literatur oder die Liebe dazu, wofür eine gewisse Affinität benötigt wird. Ray Bradbury’s Bücher sind und bleiben unvergleichlich gut.

  • Beau

    This book of twenty or so short stories contained a few gems and many boring stories. I guess I'm just not into ghost stories and the like.

  • Amber

    Bradbury is truly one of the greats. He speaks the words of my own heart with lilting irony and unyielding nostalgia. I savor the chance to see the world through his child-like eyes.

  • Jeanette

    "'Have I ever lied to you?' 'Many times!' 'But' - he shrugged - 'little white ones.'" (4)"'Have I ever lied to you?' 'Often. But,' I added, 'little white ones.'" (14)"'Our faces, don't you think? Smiles that made our jaws ache. We were exploding. They got the concussion.'" (35)"The carnival was either setting up in a new town or letting go; its brown tents inhaling by ay, exhaling its stale air by night as the canvases slid rustling down along the dark poles." (56)"'You know, I dislike you with [...]

  • Katy

    Ray Bradbury is a master of many things - including short fiction. In "Quicker Than the Eye" he takes you to many varied places - some beautiful, some somber, some darkly humorous, others dreadful. Whether you follow the time traveler who uses his time machine to give comfort to literary geniuses who died before they saw their magnum opus appreciated; The elderly couple locked in a friendly competition to kill each other; a family who uses an abandoned road to drive on one Sunday afternoon inste [...]

  • Danielle

    :) I very much needed to be reminded of why I love reading and this did just the trick! I find his style of writing to be the perfect mix of adult/child imagination and he's never afraid to be a little morbid! My favorite story by far in this book is titled The Very Gentle Murders. A very old married couple decided that they agree that they hate each others guts and happily decide to make a game of assassination attempts. Some of which go a little haywire!Other notable mentions are: Unterderseab [...]

  • Al

    The internationally acclaimed author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer's skill with twenty-one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. A true master tells all, revealing the strange secret of growing young and mad; opening a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries; joining an ancient couple in their wi [...]

  • Raj

    This collection is from the later part of Bradbury's life, with the stories all being from the 1990s. There is a mix of SF and non-SF stories, but all share the wonderfully lyrical writing that I find so appealing.This wasn't the strongest Bradbury collection that I've read, but there are still some great stories here. In terms of SF, Another Fine Mess is both a slightly creepy ghost story and a warm tribute to Laurel and Hardy. That Woman on the Lawn is another ghost story, this time with a dif [...]

  • Άννα Μακρή

    Ωραίο βιβλίο, είχε τα πάνω του, είχε τα κάτω του, αλλά κρατάω πιο πολύ τα πάνω γιατί τον συμπαθώ τον συγγραφέα. Μετά το Φαρενάιτ 451, που το λάτρεψα, αυτή η συλλογή διηγημάτων όχι μόνο δεν με απογοήτευσε, αλλά μου επιβεβαίωσε την αρχική εντύπωση γι' αυτόν. Προτιμώ τις πιο ποιητικ [...]

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