This 1976 volume is the last of Bradbury's great short story collections, and my personal favorite. "One Timeless Spring" is a unique coming-of-age tale of a 12-year-old who is convinced his parents are poisoning him; "The Utterly Perfect Murder" details a 48-year-old's revenge on the boy who bullied him when they were 12; "Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!" depicts the relationship between a Catholic priest and the rotund young man who periodically comes to confession to talk of his peculiar obsession; "The Parrot Who Met Papa" is an utterly hilarious spoof of Hemingway (or maybe Chandler) and his literary groupies; the title story is a very different one for Bradbury, about a lonely oceanside suicide ... and then there are some of Bradbury's usual stories about friendly robots and light horror. A truly marvelous mix.
This report prepared by David Loftus