One More Body in the Pool

One More Body in the Pool

by Ray Bradbury

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316361217
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: A Mulholland / Strand Magazine Short
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ray Bradbury, who died in 2012 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1920

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois

Education:

Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California

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One More Body in the Pool 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars: 4 Narration 4 Story 4 Inspiration comes in many forms, and sometimes a brash idea can lead you into unexpected directions. In this short story from Ray Bradbury, a quiet escape takes a left turn when an interruption sparks inspiration. Everything that I would expect from a writer the quality of Bradbury comes into focus in this short: tension, a strong point of view, conflict that arises from what is said or not, and plenty of ideas that spark a reader’s thoughts. It’s less the plot of the short here that matters but the writing, and the way that with a single carefully-chosen word Bradbury can send the story in multiple directions, showing inspiration as it is, coming from anywhere and everywhere, limited only by inspiration and facility with words. I love shorts for just this reason, the placement of words that brings the most power to a single phrase or sentence is wonderful to find as a reader. This collection of short stories is a treasure trove of moments like this, full of realized potential in quick, sharp bites. Narration for this story is provided by Graham Halstead, the second I have listened to from him. This is a narrator who allows the words to do the work, he doesn’t overload the words by emoting as if we should react as he did, but allowing moments to digest the meaning, the import and the author’s intentions to ring true. It cannot be an easy task to present a story without overwhelming a reader with your own perspectives, but allowing the work to stand. Halstead does this with style, and presents a listen that is both engaging and entertaining. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.