Something Wicked This Way Comes has been my read-aloud with Zach for the past few weeks. It brought back spine-tingling memories of being a kid and being sure there was evil in the air. It was chilling in a wonderfully subtle way. Bradbury evokes the smells, sounds and personality of a small town autumn night. I loved his use of hyphenated phrases in his descriptions. There are lessons, which are just as subtle as the evil: enjoy whatever stage of life you are at. Don’t be in a hurry to grow up, and don’t regret aging. Adding years to your life or shedding them requires a great price that you won’t see until it’s too late.
This was my first Bradbury book, and I’m looking forward to more!