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Something Wicked This Way Comes (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 276 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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The key themes of the book were clear; the importance of the father figure in childhood, the constant battle to fight temptation and the transition from childhood to manhood as the boys lose their innocence. The book was extremely vivid in its imagery and tone and was immensely pleasurable to read. Although we did not find the novel scary, it had chilling moments of brilliance especially when the chase began. In one chapter, for example, a battle plays out on top of a house between one of the boys and a gypsy fortune –teller called the ‘Dust Witch’. Despite her eyes being sewn shut, she travels by balloon in the darkness and can smell the boys out by the waving of her arms and her incantations. This was really, really thrilling to read.
The ending of the novel may seem a little contrived to some particularly as their greatest strength is discovered unwittingly, but the message was strong; good magic harbours in all of us especially in our ability to laugh and heal. This brings us closer together and enables us to fight those who wish to do us harm.
Our score: 8/10
Given the classical form I think that the cast do an excellent job with it. To my ears the sound was beautifully mastered because there are multiple voices, lots of music and a plethora of sound effects including some nice bass-laden thunder. With all that going on it would have been easy for the voices to get lost a little but they remained crystal clear throughout.
Overall I'd say it was a pretty decent short listen and it makes a really good fist at providing an accessible way to enjoy this classic horror story.
Yes, this splendid book has spawned countless imitations, but it's infinitely rewarding in its own right. While the gosh-wow antics of the two young boys is initially grating for any readers over the age of 12, their innocence is an effective foil to the spreading malignance of the carnival. And many sequences are tense, suspenseful and downright chilling (particularly the terrifying Dust Witch).
Highly recommended - accept no imitations (and there have been many).
Yes, maybe the story is a little dated compared with today's genre, but still this is a great read
I think I got the book after seeing the film, and, unlike most book to films , the book /film remain true to each other
Seek out a copy or buy ! You will not be disappointed
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