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Ì Read ë Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Â Once, when I was 19, I stood outside a stage door for an hour, awaiting the arrival of Ray Bradbury.
Bradbury was 70 at the time, and he was scheduled to give a lecture at my school.
I was determined that we were going to talk.
If this sounds stalker ish to you, let me comfort you It wasn t stalker ish it was Hermione Granger ish.
I had my best pen and a special notebook, questions written down, and I just couldn t believe it, I was going to meet Ray Bradbury After an hour or so of this anticipation and pacing alone before a stage door, a guy walked over from the box office to inform me that no one was going to meet or hear Mr Bradbury on this night Apparently, someone had just contacted the school to announce that Bradbury was ill and woul By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Wicked This Way Comes.
MacBeth Act 4, Scene 1This book is straight forward good vs evil and is quite terrifying at points It goes beyond fantasy and mysticism and straight to the terrifying possibilities from the darkest reaches This would be a great story to read if you are looking for a campfire tale, a Halloween scare, or a late night, nightmare causing fright fest Some may find the scariness lost within the poetry of Bradbury s writing, but for those who are comfortable with it, I guarantee you will be holding your breath at points throughout.
On a side note I remember as a kid being terrified of this movie, but I don t think I ever actually watched it It was the idea that it existed and that it was dark and The Ray Bradbury I remember reading decades ago was not this poetic Something Wicked was a surprise, his evocative language doing so much to capture the mood of early fall and the seasons of life, both literally and metaphorically Clearly, he loves words in their many forms Equally clearly, he is gifted as using those words to create a finely layered tale about two thirteen year old boys when the carnival comes to town These boys are on the brink of change longing to be older, to do and be The father of one is a little bit lost in memory of what he once was, haunting their background and the library Change is in the wind, and a few unusual events in the town seem to herald a larger shift A lightening rod salesman comes to call the barber gets sick a found playbill describes a carnival coming to town The boys sneak out of their bedrooms t The carnival has come to town I have to admit I love the movie than the book because, well, I enjoy watching the creepiness I think I need to dig the movie out now and watch it Jim and Will are two young boys that are drawn into the carnival and they try to help stop the evil Creepy good fun Mel Leveling any complaints against Bradbury seems like a literary crime, but I m afraid I didn t enjoy Something Wicked as much I feel like I should have The plot was really interesting, and right up my alley evil carnival comes to town and preys on the unsuspecting citizens The execution, however, left me wanting.
The first problem is that the prose is a bit outdated It s like I ran into with The Haunting of Hill House, it just didn t age well over the last 40 50 years It s not that it decreases the quality of the novel, but it makes you keenly aware that it was written during a different time, which, for me, made it difficult to really lose myself in.
The other thing that kept me from really getting into it is Bradbury s lyrical style of writing
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury is a 1998 Avon publication originally published in 1962.
I can t believe it is already October, but at the same time, I m glad it s here October is one of my favorite months of the year One reason for that is that I get to pull out a spooky or scary book and create fun blog posts for Halloween The downside is that there are so many books to choose from, and so little time to get them read Usually, I only manage to get one horror novel read, out of the dozen or so I planned to read This year, however, deadlines be damned, I m going to cram in as many horror stories in as possible Because I am such an avid reader, it is terribly embarrassing to admit there are so many classic horror stories I haven t rea Have a drink I don t need it, said Halloway But someone inside me does Who The boy I once was, thought Halloway, who runs like the leaves down the sidewalk autumn nights.
When Ray Bradbury was a boy of 12, he paid a visit to a carnival in his home town It was there that he saw a performer, Mr Electrico, sitting in an electric chair where he was charged with fifty thousand volts of pure electricity Bradbury, seated in the front row, watched as the man s hair stood on end he held a sword full of electricity, tapped Bradbury on both shoulders and said, Live, forever The day following this event, Bradbury returned to the carnival where he again saw Mr Electrico, who was certain that Bradbury was his old friend reincarnated It was then that B As I write it has been about a week since Ray Bradbury passed away, as you can expect for such an influential author, numerous tributes are being written by famous authors, celebs, columnists, and of course fans Instead of adding another drop to the ocean of tributes I would rather pay my own little tribute through rereading and reviewing my favorite Bradbury books This one is my favorite of them all Something Wicked This Way Comes is one of Bradbury s best known works Like Fahrenheit 451 this is a fully fledged novel rather than a collection of interconnected stories like The Martian Chronicles or Dandelion Wine If this was written recently it would probably be classified as YA Fortunately, it was first published in the 60s, so it escapes such unnecessar
Bradbury is the bridge to our past, our bright and strong and colorful past Twain s world was as bold as a young America, full of steamboats, and fishing holes and jumping frogs Bradbury, no less an American, but a resident of the October Country, revealed the long shadow of Twain s history, echoing away like a train whistle far gone As a citizen of Fall, Bradbury knows to beware the Autumn People and knows them and how to describe them.
In Bradbury s October country tale Something Wicked This Way Comes, first published in 1962, Tom and Huck have become Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, one wi A Carnival Rolls In Sometime After The Midnight Hour On A Chill Midwestern October Eve, Ushering In Halloween A Week Before Its Time A Calliope S Shrill Siren Song Beckons To All With A Seductive Promise Of Dreams And Youth Regained In This Season Of Dying, Cooger Dark S Pandemonium Shadow Show Has Come To Green Town, Illinois, To Destroy Every Life Touched By Its Strange And Sinister Mystery And Two Inquisitive Boys Standing Precariously On The Brink Of Adulthood Will Soon Discover The Secret Of The Satanic Raree Show S Smoke, Mazes, And Mirrors, As They Learn All Too Well The Heavy Cost Of Wishes And The Stuff Of Nightmare