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You’re left wondering, why did I read that? Not his best, but still pretty darn good. Be the first to ask a question about The Toynbee Convector.

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Bradbury just isn’t for me. He’s one of my favorites but only a few of the stories from this collection really stuck out to me. In spite of this overall appraisal, there are a few gems in the collection. Most of these stories are just that. Such a thing that your hands move while not moving.

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His stories are economical and deliver a helluva wallop. Though the tale left me feeling a deep sense of despair and melancholy I had to put the book downI have to admit that it is better written than most other writers out there.

Pretty good stories, almost entirely realistic fiction which I will admit is simply not my favorite Bradbury style.

The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury

Some of the tales thus come across as pointless toss offs that should have remained locked in a drawer somewhere. Apr 15, John Defrog rated it really liked it. A quirky little riff on Conbector Iceman Cometh.

Truth, history and the Toynbee Convector. So even if you’re a Bradbury fanatic, there’s no need to read this book. It happens, I guess. Or, maybe, those were real-life demons he was exorcising which Some great underrated short stories, but not something that would be my top priority rec for Bradbury. He captures the essential American experience of many young boys; his typewriter shows what it was like to be on a sunny, summer afternoon clnvector to stand, mouth agape, as rockets bla TL;DR: I was surprised to discover it was mostly not science fiction, but rather a mish-mash of straight fiction, SF, horror, supernatural, and even humor.


In conclusion, the only way I could get myself to finish this book was to bring it along to the hospital waiting room where I toynbde that the only other reading material available would be golf journals and medical pamphlets and yesterday’s newspaper that you just know somebody brought in after first reading it during their morning bathroom trip.

This is one of his less-famous collections from the late 80s, although the title track — about a famous time traveler who reveals how he did it to a reporter — is somewhat well-known.

These stories were mostly written in the ‘s and Bradbury was well into his career at this point. On the other hand, if a potential reader of this collection has never read Bradbury before, this is not the place to start. Oct 09, Soad rated it it was amazing. Next came The Illustrated Man and then, inFahrenheitwhich many consider to be Bradbury’s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden.

Overall, The Toynbee Convector is a weak book of short stories from a master in the field. Some of the stories combine genres. Stiles used the machine to travel forward in time about a hundred years from what was an economically and creatively stagnant society about The stories in this collection are all over the place, and only one of them “The Toynbee Convector” could even come close to being considered sc The Toynbee Convector is highly misleading in both title and cover.

I was able to enjoy this with a freshness that is inherently missing from re-reading many of Bradbury’s other books, most of which I first touched when I was young. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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. My personal favorite and one of my all-time favorite short stories, hence the 5-star rating is “The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair”.

Most of the stories feel hollow, and it’s strange, given the richness of most of Bradbury’s work, rest his soul. This is the reason I said the title and cover are misleading.


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Ce ne sono anche di carini, solo uno o due proprio belli. There are gems here, even if they possess a darkness toybnee widely seen in his work.

Some of these short stories were so strange. My love for that collection led me to pick up Toynbes Toynbee Convector. Feb 03, Marissa rated it really liked it Shelves: Ray Douglas Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, in Waukegan, Illinois.

In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a cnovector of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state. Stephen King said that Bradbury sometimes over-wrote, but I find that to be a forgivable sin in short collections like this.

To ask other readers questions about The Toynbee Convectorplease sign up. But I stand by it when talking about Ray Bradbury — even when writing about serial killers and monsters and murders, the man never wrote an ugly sentence. I suggest it to any mature reader, familiar or unfamiliar with Bradbury, looking for a good book!

That said, it is still a nice collection of fiction. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cover of a reprint of The Toynbee Convectorwhich collects the story. I suspected that my distaste for Bradbury’s critically acclaimed ‘Fahrenheit ‘ boded ill for this collection of short stories some of his lesser known works. The Meadow The Flying Machine: As Bradbury was getting up there in years when he wrote this, you can see the nostalgia in almost every piece.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In he created the interior metaphors rl the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro-Disney, France.