Someone wonderful this way went
There was bad news in the literary world today. Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. In honor of him, I'm re-posting Gregg's review of a favorite Bradbury novel:
"Old horror books -- people writing in the olden times couldn't possibly come up with any thing that could scare a person with modern sensibilities could they? I have found this to generally be the case, but one notable exception is Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked this Way Comes, first published in 1962.
If you have seen the movie or heard about the book, you may already know the general plot outline - a sinister circus comes to town and two boys do battle against the forces of evil unleashed by the circus. Of course when battling the forces of evil, who is your most valuable ally? The town librarian naturally (keep this in mind if you are ever in this situation).
The other thing that makes this title so enjoyable is that it isn't in your face horror, there are no scenes of grisly mayhem, but it is no less frightening for it."
And Gregg's not the only MADreader who loves him/her some Bradbury. Former reviewer Sarah also has some mad love for this book. Which she tells you about on her blog each year when the spooks come out at Halloween. My own reading of Bradbury happened a while ago, so I think I'll take this chance to refresh and remember.