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2023 Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

A Horror, 1962 by Harper, 293 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • The entire rant about fatherhood made me angry, honestly. It tried to suggest motherhood was all simple and easy while fathers find themselves awake all night. Stereotypes and cliches like that pull me right out of a book.
  • Disconnected. Sometimes the story takes leaps that don’t connect to anything else and can feel a bit confusing. 
  • I didn’t connect with any characters. They all felt a little flat, taking a back seat to the events of the story. 

What I Did Like:

  • The descriptions of the children were well done. The language of this book really is beautiful, almost poetic.
  • This entire book has a Twilight Zone feel. Great story, creepy vibes, and an idea that lingers after the book is closed.
  • The author’s note is a great addition. Highly recommended if you can snag this specific copy. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Twilight Zone fans.
  • Readers who want creepy events in a creepy setting. 

My Rating: 4 Stars

  • This is a classic precisely because it captures a creepy, terrifying event in a beautiful way. 

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