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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Backlist Not To Miss: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Periodically I like to remind everyone out there of the greatest asset the library has--the backlist.

Today's title that has earned the "Backlist Not To Miss" tag is one of my all-time favorites, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.  Here's what I have to say about it in the new book:

When a carnival comes to a small Illinois town a week before Halloween, two adolescent boys are forever changed by its mysteries, secrets, and horrors. This novel begins tamely but ultimately packs a terrifying punch. Bradbury is a master of blending speculative genres into highly enjoyable and thought-provoking works. Here he presents a tense, tightly wound horror novel that will be sure to appeal to a wide range of readers.
This short novel sneaks up on you.  You think you know the whole haunted carnival plot; you think you have a handle on what is just around the corner lying in the shadows; but the kicker is, you really have no idea.

This week, one of my favorite current macabre writers, Seth Grahame-Smith had a radio essay on NPR where he too expressed a love of this Bradbury classic.  Click here to read and/or listen.

Something Wicked This Way Comes is available at most public libraries.

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