Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Authorized Adaptation

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2011.
ISBN: 9780809080441
0809080443
Characteristics: ix, 130 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bradbury, Ray 1920-2012

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FindingJane Jun 23, 2016

Enter the crazy, colossal, colorful carnival that is Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show, a show of mystery and misery. Two small boys embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they dare pit their puny strength against Mr. Dark’s malevolence.

Mr. Bradbury’s works have always been sources of wonder and fascination. Lyric charm seems to flow from his words until it seems he writes poetry disguised as mere prose. In <u>Something Wicked This Way Comes</u> metaphor leaps off the page to weave its magic spell about a traveling freak show that is more than it appears.

Drawn in starkly outlined black-and-white graphics that grow progressively darker as the story continues, Mr. Wimberly’s drawings lend their own sinister charms to Mr. Bradbury’s immortal tale of good versus evil, of wishes granted to ghastly effect.

PorcusWallabee Nov 16, 2012

Having never read Bradbury's book, much of the story's magic was lost on me, and yet the tale was still heartfelt.

Not bad, but not great. Probably better off with the novel.

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