Wednesday 23 January 2013

#bookreview: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way ComesSomething Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has arrived in town. Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway are excited to visit the carnival. But somewhere along the way, as the boys prowl in the night, they are caught up in a series of frightening events that threaten their very lives.

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a truly frightening story, where evil, hidden evil, darkens what should have been a happy carnival and starts taking the lives of the people of Green Town.

I struggled a little to finish this book. The writing was fine - it was beautiful. You surged in anticipation with the boys and their excitement, and slowed down a little where Charles Halloway, fifty four, plods his way slowly. It's just that horror is not quite my genre; it was cheap and it was a Bradbury. (I've fallen in love with Bradbury after Fahrenheit 451)

But still, the writing is beautiful.

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