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CONTENTS THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN The Fog Horn The Pedestrian The April Witch The Wilderness The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl Invisible Boy The Flying Machine The Murderer The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind I See You Never Embroidery The Big Black And White Game A Sound Of Thunder The Great Wide World Over There Powerhouse En La Noche Sun And Shadow The Meadow The Garbage Collector The Gr CONTENTS THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN The Fog Horn The Pedestrian The April Witch The Wilderness The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl Invisible Boy The Flying Machine The Murderer The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind I See You Never Embroidery The Big Black And White Game A Sound Of Thunder The Great Wide World Over There Powerhouse En La Noche Sun And Shadow The Meadow The Garbage Collector The Great Fire Hail And Farewell The Golden Apples Of The Sun A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY In The Season Of Calm Weather The Dragon A Medicine For Melancholy The End Of The Beginning The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Fever Dream The Marriage Mender The Town Where No One Got Off A Scent of Sarsaparilla Icarus Montgolfier Wright The Headpiece Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed The Smile The First Night of Lent The Time Of Going Away All Summer In A Day The Gift The Great Collision of Monday Last The Little Mice The Shoreline At Sunset The Strawberry Window The Day It Rained Forever


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CONTENTS THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN The Fog Horn The Pedestrian The April Witch The Wilderness The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl Invisible Boy The Flying Machine The Murderer The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind I See You Never Embroidery The Big Black And White Game A Sound Of Thunder The Great Wide World Over There Powerhouse En La Noche Sun And Shadow The Meadow The Garbage Collector The Gr CONTENTS THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN The Fog Horn The Pedestrian The April Witch The Wilderness The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl Invisible Boy The Flying Machine The Murderer The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind I See You Never Embroidery The Big Black And White Game A Sound Of Thunder The Great Wide World Over There Powerhouse En La Noche Sun And Shadow The Meadow The Garbage Collector The Great Fire Hail And Farewell The Golden Apples Of The Sun A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY In The Season Of Calm Weather The Dragon A Medicine For Melancholy The End Of The Beginning The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Fever Dream The Marriage Mender The Town Where No One Got Off A Scent of Sarsaparilla Icarus Montgolfier Wright The Headpiece Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed The Smile The First Night of Lent The Time Of Going Away All Summer In A Day The Gift The Great Collision of Monday Last The Little Mice The Shoreline At Sunset The Strawberry Window The Day It Rained Forever

30 review for Twice 22: The Golden Apples of the Sun / A Medicine for Melancholy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I was prepared to be disappointed, because I'd never read Bradbury before, and highly regarded classic authors tend to disappoint me--I just have such eclectic and eccentric tastes that most "great literature" doesn't really align. But boy howdy, did this book deliver. So many clever ideas, such fresh and innovative writing, such fantastic imagery and interesting worlds--I loved it from the first story. Sure, there were a few stories that fell a little flat, or I didn't quite get, but I enjoyed t I was prepared to be disappointed, because I'd never read Bradbury before, and highly regarded classic authors tend to disappoint me--I just have such eclectic and eccentric tastes that most "great literature" doesn't really align. But boy howdy, did this book deliver. So many clever ideas, such fresh and innovative writing, such fantastic imagery and interesting worlds--I loved it from the first story. Sure, there were a few stories that fell a little flat, or I didn't quite get, but I enjoyed the whole ride. I think the brevity of the stories worked really well; just giving us glimpses into different worlds and character's lives. Definitely enjoyable, and memorable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ellice

    Two volumes of stories by Ray Bradbury--The Golden Apples of the Sun and A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories--in one omnibus volume. I picked it up because I'd been pining to read "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl," one of my favorite Bradbury stories of all time, and still a brilliant read. There are certainly wonderful science fiction stories here--"Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed" and "A Sound of Thunder" are both two of the best-known and two of the best--but some of the stories h Two volumes of stories by Ray Bradbury--The Golden Apples of the Sun and A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories--in one omnibus volume. I picked it up because I'd been pining to read "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl," one of my favorite Bradbury stories of all time, and still a brilliant read. There are certainly wonderful science fiction stories here--"Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed" and "A Sound of Thunder" are both two of the best-known and two of the best--but some of the stories have no fantastic element at all but are still wonderful, like "I See You Never" and "The Great Wild World Over There." Ray was a writer of many talents, and I think most readers will find something they really identify with here.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Bobbitt

    While some stories in this collection were not up to Bradbury's usual level, the majority were fantastic reads. I recommend this collection highly. While some stories in this collection were not up to Bradbury's usual level, the majority were fantastic reads. I recommend this collection highly.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jessika

    I think it's safe to say that Ray Bradbury has officially made it onto the list of my favorite authors. This man is just a brilliant writer, simply put. I am so very glad I stumbled upon this collection of short stories. Bradbury is a master of his craft, and nowhere is this more evident than in his short stories. Usually with a collection of short stories, it ends up being pretty 50-50 for me--some I like, some I don't. With the exception of a few (and I'm talking 3-4 out of 44), I really loved I think it's safe to say that Ray Bradbury has officially made it onto the list of my favorite authors. This man is just a brilliant writer, simply put. I am so very glad I stumbled upon this collection of short stories. Bradbury is a master of his craft, and nowhere is this more evident than in his short stories. Usually with a collection of short stories, it ends up being pretty 50-50 for me--some I like, some I don't. With the exception of a few (and I'm talking 3-4 out of 44), I really loved these. There was a little bit of everything here; it wasn't just one genre or another. And his stories are short & sweet, if you will, which I liked. They weren't drawn out unnecessarily, and they got to the point. Bradbury has such a way with words that this brevity really worked. He describes things in a way that you've never thought of but that makes perfect sense. This makes his stories come vividly to life without the need of cumbersome back story. I truly have no other words--his stories are beautiful. All in all, I enjoyed this collection immensely and it is not to be missed for Bradbury fans. I can definitely see myself revisiting this in the future. If you are a fan of the short story and are looking for some incisive, artful stories, look no further --Ray Bradbury's your man. This review can also be found on my blog: https://tinyurl.com/y999jv6kyu

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Karvelas

    Some of these stories were breathtaking and some were really underwhelming. In general, reading this made me feel the same way you do when you look up at the sky and kind of acknowledge the stars and feel small. He paints the sense of a world that's familiar but "off" and you're not sure why. Enjoyable read! Some of these stories were breathtaking and some were really underwhelming. In general, reading this made me feel the same way you do when you look up at the sky and kind of acknowledge the stars and feel small. He paints the sense of a world that's familiar but "off" and you're not sure why. Enjoyable read!

  6. 5 out of 5

    John

    Several stories seemed dated. I remember reading some of them 50 or so years ago.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Red7paulbrennan

    Did not like any of story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anna Engel

    I didn't care much for this compilation. There was nothing that tied the stories together, so they were just a random assortment. I usually really enjoy Bradbury's short stories because he gives the reader just enough information and story. In other Bradbury compendia, he has tied the stories to a central theme. The stories in "Twice 22" don't seem to be joined in any way and, as a result, I found the book in its entirety rather boring. I did, however, enjoy "The Pedestrian," which was a commenta I didn't care much for this compilation. There was nothing that tied the stories together, so they were just a random assortment. I usually really enjoy Bradbury's short stories because he gives the reader just enough information and story. In other Bradbury compendia, he has tied the stories to a central theme. The stories in "Twice 22" don't seem to be joined in any way and, as a result, I found the book in its entirety rather boring. I did, however, enjoy "The Pedestrian," which was a commentary on the isolation of modern life. These lives take place in our homes in front of television media, which makes the story a surprisingly accurate portrayal of our modern (i.e., 2010s) life, although it was published in the 1950s. Similarly, in "The Murder," Bradbury comments on the stresses of an interconnected and constantly online society. He thus predicts the Facebook revolution, our dependence on our devices, and our increasing tendency to live our lives in public. He also predicts how some people become frustrated with this constant connectedness and end up canceling their Facebook accounts or are slow to adopt cell phones and smart phones.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    Wow, Ray Bradbury is a literary master--his is descriptive writing at its finest. Nearly every single one of the 44 stories contained in this compendium is memorable and thought provoking. I particularly liked "A Medicine for Melancholy" and "In a Season of Calm Weather." Wow, Ray Bradbury is a literary master--his is descriptive writing at its finest. Nearly every single one of the 44 stories contained in this compendium is memorable and thought provoking. I particularly liked "A Medicine for Melancholy" and "In a Season of Calm Weather."

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sls

    Bradbury is a fantastic writer--- my favorite along with Rod Serling.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Unsavvyscott

    Simply beautiful writing.

  12. 5 out of 5

    James

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

  14. 4 out of 5

    Wandermust

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Wright

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    Northron

  17. 5 out of 5

    Yuriy Lunegov

  18. 5 out of 5

    Timothy J Lipetz

  19. 4 out of 5

    Vlad

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tony P

  21. 5 out of 5

    Farzana

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shevi Arnold

  23. 4 out of 5

    René Beaulieu

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lorrie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joan Parker

  26. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Salazar

  27. 4 out of 5

    Yu Ssma

  28. 4 out of 5

    Shalini Avadhani

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joy

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brad Thompson

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