Friday, October 12, 2012

Review of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes

On June 5, 2012, Ray Bradbury passed away. Long live Ray Bradbury.

To readers he will live on through his myriad short stories and a few novels that are destined to be classics. The first is “Fahrenheit 451,” a nineteenth century classic that warns of the dangers in banning books and censorship. The second Bradbury classic is “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” with a title no less intriguing than the first.

In SWTWC Bradbury has given the world a fiendish tale reflected through the eyes of two young boys and their wonderment of a traveling circus. At times the metaphors, the similes, the personifications are overwritten; but mostly they sing across this dark field of a novel, soaring over flapping circus tents and the bizzarrie inside them. Though lesser known than the decade older “Fahrenheit 451,” SWTWC is a classic that will be read for decades to come.

Ray Bradbury isn’t dead. He lives on. Long live Ray Bradbury.

No comments:

Post a Comment