Saturday, 31 July 2010

Book Review by R. J. Burgess (Strange Horizons) of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

I was slightly disappointed with Ray Bradbury's dark fantasy classic of small town life. The no doubt excellent poetic writing style was too over-egged for my taste, frustrating an exciting tale of supernatural intrusion into the mundane. Wonderful imagery and nostalgic atmosphere though, but appealing more to the sophisticated middle aged reader, wistful about the passing of time, rather then the 13 year old the book seems to be aimed at.

Read R.J. Burgess's review on the Strange Horizon website here. For more detailed information and analysis see the Wikipedia entry here.

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