Reviews for A Sound of Thunder, by Ray Bradbury

bssmmle's review

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5.0

И гръмна гръм. Разказът може да бъде намерен в сайта на Читанка. Кратка, но страховита история, разпалваща въображението. С удоволствие ще изслушам разказа, под фирмата на мини-радио пиеса на BBC. Като малка, обожавах радио-приказките и пиесите. Някои баща ми водеше по радиото.....
Какво ще стане, ако можехме да пътуваме във времето. Какво ще стане, ако комерсиализираме това пътуване с цел печалба от туризъм. Палео-туризъм. Палео-сафари. Какво ще стане ако една пеперуда се втурне неканена в нашите много прецизни изчистления. Ефектът на пеперудата: комедия или традегия от човешки грешки, вследствие на самозабравяне?
Това е един от най-любимите ми кратки разкази. Като дете ме ужасяваше и вълнуваше безумно тази история за малки пеперуди. Или преведен на нашенски език: как малкия камък преобръща голямата каруца....

allithebookgiraffe's review

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5.0

This story is about these people who go back in time to shoot dinosaurs. The ones they can kill are clearly marked and they have a specific path they must follow so they don't change history. One of our characters steps on a butterfly and changes the whole world when they go back to the future.

i loved this book when i read it. the butterfly effect is very intriguing to me.

michelareads's review

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adventurous inspiring fast-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

“It fell to the floor, an exquisite thing, a small thing that could upset balances and knock down a line of small dominoes and then big dominoes and then gigantic dominoes, all down the years across Time. Eckels' mind whirled. It couldn't change things. Killing one butterfly couldn't be that important! Could it?”

Year 2055, time travel has become a practical reality and wealthy adventurers looking for strong emotions can travel back in time to hunt extinct species. During one of the travels, a scared hunter steps off the levitating path and stumbles into the forest, millions of years ago. This accident, apparently insignificant, causes radical changes in time, like the president elect and the language. What happened when the hunter stepped off the path?

A Sound of Thunder is a brilliant and beautifully written short novel (it's so short that instead of reading this review you should just go ahead and read the story directly).
I'm always fascinated by the concept of time travel, and in this case I loved how Ray Bradbury describes time travel and its consequences in such a precise, beautiful and dramatic way. He truly is a master of words.

Interesting fact: the concept behind what we all now know as the "butterfly effect" actually made its first appearance in this story. How cool is that?

A Sound of Thunder is a little gem, too bad it's so short.
4 stars.

sunnyshelves's review

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

definitely worth a read, specially keeping in mind The Butterfly Effect theory!

tirzah's review

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5.0

A classic.

malvitae's review

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2.0

Really short, pretty weird, I have no idea what to think

miketheboy89's review

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3.0

A classic literary writer once again writes a short story classic. Excellent writing quality by Bradbury, and the Butterfly Effect provokes many questions and Bradbury's great use of irony and symbolism put this story in the list of his best.

ayami's review

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4.0

Everybody knows I'm a sucker for time-travel stories so when I came across this one written by Ray Bradbury, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to check it out. Even though the idea of the butterfly effect has been exploited by many other writers it's the beautiful prose of Bradbury that makes it worth the read. The ending is not as shocking as it must have been to a reader 70 years ago but the description of the dinosaur safari makes your hair stand on edge just the same.

missreadsalot's review

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4.0

Included as a short story in [b:The Time Traveller's Almanac: The Ultimate Treasury of Time Travel Fiction - Brought to You from the Future|18516712|The Time Traveller's Almanac The Ultimate Treasury of Time Travel Fiction - Brought to You from the Future|Ann VanderMeer|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1379507602l/18516712._SX50_.jpg|25095611]

tammy's review

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5.0

”a butterfly, very beautiful and very dead.”
reread: march 1, 2020
I STILL GET CHILLS AT THISSSS. i kinda wanna read the rest of bradbury’s short stories now hmmm


initial read: february 24, 2019
chills??? the butterfly effect woah, an interesting read to say the least

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