Book 26 of 52: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Do you ever start a book and immediately realize that it’s special? Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury struck me as such within the first few pages. Bradbury’s poetic prose merged with the darkness encased in this American Classic are leagues beyond any of the other paperback novels I’ve read lately.
“Too late, I found you can’t wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.”
In this 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury, two best friends on the cusp of thirteen are terrorized by a traveling carnival that comes to their town with no warning in the middle of October. The freak shows inside are terrible and unexplainable, and they find themselves drawn by curiousity to the horrors within.