Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Something Wicked This Way Comes (book review)


Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury, is the story of two boys who discover an amazing carnival with a calliope that plays by itself, a tent full of freaks such as The Lava Sipper and the Skeleton, and a carousel that, depending on which direction you ride it, can make you younger or older. Jim, one of the boys, longs to ride the carousel and become older. His friend, Will, is wiser than that. However, one night Jim runs off with one of the carnival's keepers, Mr. Cooger, who has become young again by riding the carousel. Will reluctantly follows. But when Jim accidentally kills Mr. Cooger on the carousel, the boys get caught up in a whirlwind of nightmarish events having to do with the carnival, their families, and the constant battle between good and evil.

I loved Bradbury's fantastic writing! The book was full of vivid descriptions and wonderful writing. I can't wait to read even more of his books!

I give this book 10 out of 10 stars.

7 comments:

Nymeth said...

I know just how you feel. I can't get enough of Bradbury's writing!

alisonwonderland said...

my high school English teacher recommended this book to me, but for some reason i couldn't find it at our library - and i've never read it. i will definitely have to get to it someday!

Callista said...

I read this too but didn't like it. I don't like the detailed descriptions. It's so detailed I can't figure out what's actually happening.

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