A medicine for melancholy, an excellent theme for a book and a magical short story as well. This collection is stunning because of the emotions it evokes. One moment you are transformed by awe, romance, or beauty and the next moment/story you are jolted out of complacency by a story that impacts you to your very soul. Amongst the beauty and the romance is cruelty, ignorance, and evil, it’s a very potent cocktail, that needs to be drunk off fast, and then slowly digested, savouring all of the effects each flavour evokes (corny I know, but you can excuse me can’t you? I have been reading Ray Bradbury after all!).