Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury


“The seller of lightning rods arrived just ahead of the storm. He came along the street of Green Tow, Illinois, in the late cloudy October day, sneaking glances over his shoulder. Somewhere not so far back, vast lightnings stomped the earth. Somewhere, a storm like a great beast with terrible teeth could not be denied.”

The carnival rolled into town. You smelt it before you heard it. You smelt the popcorn and cotton candy. Why was it coming? It was too late in the year for a carnival? When it arrives why are there two strange men and a ferris wheel that makes you older or younger. Two innocent 13-year-old boys, William Halloway and James Nightshade, are in the evil grasps of Mr. Dark and the “dark carnival.” They have to save the town souls – and their own. Will they do it? What would you do if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? The only problem is if you get on the wrong side of him……well, read it to find out.


There is a definite weird factor in this book. The language is really complex and hard to understand. All of Ray Bradbury’s books are kind of out there but this one was really odd. The whole way through the book you expected a certain thing to happen but by the end what you originally thought was completely off. Out of the ordinary things happened in the book and the cover also, after reading the book, means something really interesting. This is an adult book and not for content but for the fact that it is pretty hard to understand. I had to read parts of the book multiple times before I finally understood it. I recommend people to read this because it is an interesting book, just a little hard to understand. So enjoy, and if you want to know what happens if you get on the wrong side of Mr. Dark, well you will have to read and understand the book. Good luck.