Some of the stories are on the odd side. "Pater Caninus" was one of those odd ones, although it was a humorous slam on Catholic intolerance and, shall we say, "dog"ma. "Ma Perkins" is another odd one. It was a story worthy of Rod Serling, to be sure, about a radio personality who becomes flesh and wreaks some interesting havoc on a man's world. Some of the stories are unsettling. "The Murder" comes to mind. It's about a bet two friends make and its unsavory outcome. The story is very brief and annoying. Not annoying in a badly written way; no, it's supposed to be. It's an example of how Bradbury's sparse words can convey the feelings of his characters and it sticks with you. The titular story, "We'll Always Have Paris," with its seemingly homosexual overtones and near infidelity, is another of the unsettling type.
At it's best, though, this collection makes you consider carefully the relationships in your life — are you making them the best you can, relishing each moment? Stories like "The Visit," dealing with a mother's grief and organ transplants, are powerful and poignant. "Arrival and Departure" is a good relationship story, too, about an older couple and their choice to stay home together.
The slim tome felt like it only took ten minutes to read and it was enjoyable. For me it was an introduction to the work of Ray Bradbury, an author who deserves his reputation as a fine storyteller.