Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Started this book on my flight back from India to the States. It’s not a long read, but it took me awhile to plow through it. I think it’d be a fun book to read for a young kid, but as an adult, it just seemed dated and a bit too “aw shucks” to me (There are a lot of old fifties-ish expressions in the book).

One aspect of this book I enjoyed was that it did paint a nice picture of a time (October/fall/Halloween) and a place (small town).

Definitely no Fahrenheit 451. Get it for your kids (if you have any looking for a fun Halloween-ish book to read).

One reply on “Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury”

Have you checked out the movie version of Something Wicked This Way Comes? While it has the same dated feel (for better or for worse) as the novel it works as a period piece, perhaps reflecting a time when America was more innocent. Plus, it has a genuine creepiness, yet can be seen by older children without traumatizing them.

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