Sunday, October 6, 2013

OCTOBER 6: Ray Bradbury, "The October Game"

Ray Bradbury is one of my very favorite writers, and most certainly one of the thrilliest horror writers in history.  I especially enjoy reading "The October Game"* aloud to someone who has never heard this story before.

A couple's disintegrating marriage is the impetus for this shocking and disturbing tale.  Like the husband narrating the story, the reader must exercise patience while waiting for the October game's denouement.  But when it comes -- holy cats.

Don't turn on the lights.

* Other creepy reads in this collection: "The Veldt"; "Skeleton"; "The Jar"; "The Small Assassin"; and "Fever Dream"


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