Some of the fondest memories of your organizer's boyhood was being mesmerized by the writings of the great Ray Bradbury. In tribute and honor to this great talent, who recently passed away, we are going to read two of his classics. There is no better author than Mr.Bradbury to be featured by the Unexpected Book Club.
Something Wicked Comes This Way
In a small anywhere town in any state in America, two young boys- quiet Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade-enjoy the ever-shortening days of autumn. When the boys hear about a strange traveling carnival from a lightning rod salesman, they decide to see what it is all about-but Will is fearful, as most carnivals end their tours after Labor Day. When the ominous Mr. Dark, the Illustrated Man, rides into town on a dark midnight, setting up his massive carnival in a matter of seconds, the boys are both thrilled and terrified. It seems to be just another carnival at first, but it is not before long that the forces of darkness themselves are manifesting from this Strange World of Something Wicked Comes This Way.
This novel captures the dark side of small-town America, the melancholy loss of our innocence, and the unexpected strangeness that awaits us in our future autumn days.
For an appreciation of Mr. Bradbury' see these links: