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Something Wicked Came and Went (here there be spoilers)

I haven’t done any research on Ray Bradbury and his intentions in writing Something Wicked This Way Comes so I am going to fly here on my own personal impressions; something I believe is the point of reading anyway.  After all it is rare that two readers see exactly the same things in any one book.

In Something Wicked This Way Comes the lives of two pre-teen boys, as well as a small handful of adult townsfolk, are turned upside down when a strange carnival arrives in town late one night while the town slumbers.  There is no surprise that there is something shady about this carnival, and not shady in a conman sort of way.  This carnival is shady in a purely malevolent fashion. Continue reading



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