Driving Blind Stories (Ray Bradbury)

Posted on Sun 26 November 2006 in Rooties Recent Reading

When I was growing up I was given a book of short stories written by Ray Bradbury (A Sound of Thunder and Other StoriesA sound of thunger). I remember loving it so much I read it several times over the next few years. The title Story (A sound of thunder) explored time travel and the effects a time traveller could have on the future.

Perhaps I had expectations too high for this book because of my fond memories that I found myself disappointed at the end of almost every story. There was one story that I loved when I finished. Since then a couple more have grown on me and perhaps that's the key to this book. The stories are so unrelated, so unexpected, so 'short'(!) that before the idea has had enough time to settle on the mind the story is over. It's probably a book that many people will find one story in they like but I found it a little bit of a chore to work all the way through to find them.