Last week, I read Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Seeing as how it’s October and Halloween shooting towards us like a bullet shot from a gun held by a zombie who just killed a vampire, this book was appropriately creepy. Like, real creepy.
The plot of the book is two friends+ old Dad + creepy carnival= really scary things. That carnival was evil y’all! I used to like carnivals. Next time I go to a carnival I am probably going to be absolutely terrified of everyone and everything. Even the hall of mirrors was scary. And the carousel? Don’t even get me started on the carousel. Reading Bradbury’s writing is like listening to spooky music with your eyes. And I loved every second of it. Maybe not the smartest thing to read before bed, but I loved it nonetheless. I don’t want to ruin it by telling you what happens in the end but I do want to say that I love the part laughter has to play in it. That is all. That is all you get. Anything else and I might ruin it. Just read the book. Really. Really really.
Oh wait. I will say one more thing: The entire time I read this book the choir from Harry Potter singing “Something Wicked This Way Comes” was on repeat in my head. That should convince you to read the book.
So, what are y’alls plans for Halloween? Scary movie? Haunted house? Costume party? I’m planning on all three because I’m hallowed like that.