Something Wicked This Way Comes

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"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

 

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

 

Best friends Will and Jim want nothing more than to grow up. In "Something Wicked This Way Comes," by Ray Bradbury, a creepy but inviting carnival arrives to the town of Green Town, Illinois. Will and Jim check-out Cooger and Dark's carnival but they soon realize this is not your average theme park. Strange things begin to happen; a lightning rod salesman goes missing and they discover that the carnival's carousel can make you younger or older and Cooger and Dark have been alive for centuries.

 

Jim is filled with temptation when Dark offers him a spot in the carnival and in return he will get his biggest, greediest wish: immortality. But Jim soon realizes that some wishes should never come true. Will and Jim most stop this horrific carnival at all costs, but how?

 

This book has lots of scary chapters. I would not recommend it to sixth graders or younger." Something Wicked This Way Comes" is longer than an average-sized chapter book but it is certainly not a Harry Potter novel. If you are interested in any of Stephen King's books, you'll definitely like "Something Wicked This Way Comes." However, Ray Bradbury is not near as gory as Stephen King. I thought this story was kind of boring in some parts and the climax was awfully cheesy and disappointing. Other than that, it was an okay book. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is very creepy and it definitely gives you the "What if Factor." What if people could live forever?