Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
I never want to ride a merry-go-round again.
I also know for a fact that if I was a few years younger, Mr. Dark would be giving me nightmares tonight. Whatever your personal feelings about Bradbury, you have to admit that the man has imagination. The book was fast-paced and intriguing up until the point when Will's dad went on a ten page philosophical monologue about life and aging. That almost killed it for me. I think the most insightful aspect of the book was the way Bradbury dealt with Jim and Will's friendship in light of their different natures. It's a good read, but I will not be going to any carnivals any time soon. Thanks to Terry for letting me raid his bookshelf.