Something Wicked Found

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Whew!  And I thought I was going to lose this book forever!  Fortunately, when I checked on the guards they handed it to me.  Yay!  Just when I thought I was going to cash out 355php again just to complete my horror collection (which I would have definitely done if it was totally gone), I have it with the rest of my clutter at my desk. Hehehe

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury. It is about two 13-year-old boys, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, who have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one October. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" who bears a tattoo for each person who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the carnival. Mr. Dark's malevolent presence is countered by that of Will's father, Charles Halloway, who harbors his own secret desire to regain his youth.
The novel combines elements of fantasy and horror, analyzing the conflicting natures of good and evil, and on how they come into play between the characters and the carnival. Unlike many of Bradbury's other works, including the tangentially related Dandelion Wine, which are collections of loosely related short stories, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a full-length novel.
I can't wait to finish reading it! Check out the other covers for the book:



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