Something Wicked This Way Comes

Taking its title from one of the spookiest quotes in all of Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes is a true classic.

First published in 1962, Bradbury's tale illuminates the damage done when one seeks to reach their dreams unearned. When Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Storm Show comes to Green Town, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway are immediately swept up in dark chaos. Cooger and Dark are using their twisted carnival to fulfill the secret dreams of local townspeople, binding them in service to the carnival.

Most interesting to me is Charles Halloway's struggle and realization he does not need to change to be the parent he feels Will deserves, simply by accepting himself he is able to save his son and town.

I am so happy to have re-read this. I wonder how old my daughter will have to be, before I read it to her?

Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

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  1. I should think 6th grade is perfect. We read it on assignment in high school in Connecticut, and at that time I thought to myself -- man, I wish I'd read this earlier!

  2. one of my favorites, and while i guess bradbury had problems with the movie, even the movie ranks among my faves for fall viewing. the scene in the library is done so well, and i think mr. dark was just so perfect.

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