Something Wicked This Way Comes was my first Halloween read of the year. It set my standards pretty high. Ray Bradbury’s writing is creepy and disorienting, much like the mirror maze he described. I will admit it took me a couple of chapters to get adjusted to it. Once hooked I was in for the long haul. This story is perfect for Halloween.
The week of Halloween in a carnival comes to a small town.Little did the residents know, the carnival holds many secrets. Will and Jim, our main characters, immediately sense something is off. They explore the depths of the carnival and discover one too many secrets. Now they face a problem that is bigger and much older than they imagined.
The only complaint I have is that I wish more of the book took place at the carnival. I would say about 80 percent took place in the town. That being said, I will never set foot on another carousel. The witch in the story is going to haunt my dreams for weeks.
As Halloween reads should be this story was sinister, but there was an unexpected overall moral to included. Ray Bradbury included a lot of life truths said in unusual ways. This was a great start to my Halloween TBR.