Being a well known classic, I’m not sure what I can write about this book that hasn’t already been written, but I’ll try.
Prose – Exquisite, but not for everyone. The classic style will seem unwelcoming and distant to many readers used to modern voices, short sentences, and little flourish. I loved it, but did occasionally have to reread a sentence for understanding.
Story – Small town America, evil carnival, father and son. What’s not to like?
Favorite thing – Depiction of how we feel loss and regret as we age.
Least favorite thing – There are parts where Bradbury repeats himself, describing (and saying) the same thing over the course of several paragraphs. Gives you that “Didn’t I just read this?” feeling.
Overall – Strong recommend (if you enjoy a classic third person voice). If you typically only read contemporary authors, avoid.