You know, it's weird. When I was a little kid I thought Ray Bradbury was lame. That immature opinion formed from watching weekend reruns of "Ray Bradbury Presents." I think it was the intro to the show that turned me off, with Bradbury writing den and all its knick-knacks out for display. I found it hokey and substandard. I was also the same kind of idiot kid who watched "Transformers" and "He-Man" whenever those shows aired. Talk about hokey and substandard.
I turned around and took a liking to Bradbury in my college years though, around the same time I got into "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits". Then I started reading Bradbury's stories. But I've never read a novel length work by the man. And if I'm going to start, I think it ought to be with Something Wicked This Way Comes.
In a small town somewhere in America, a couple of boys are entranced by a strange traveling carnival run by a man named Mr. Dark.
I don't know about you, but those tales of children encountering the sinister side of the world have always intrigued me. How about you? This sound like the kind of story you'd read? Have you read it already? What did you think of it?