Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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

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.

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