Ray Bradburys Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes David Glasgo Modules 15-16 Dec 20, 1996 Someone knows your secret dream, that one great wish that you would pay anything for. That person suddenly makes your dream come true - before you learn the price you have to pay. Ray Bradbury's, Something Wicked This Way Comes, is a chilling and suspenseful thriller, making a boy's secret dream come true right before his own eyes and that of his friend's too. The story in this book continually jumps back and forth between three characters; two which are always together and the other the library janitor and father of the one. Bradbury's style keeps the book flowing smoothly throughout all of his hopping and skipping around. He seems to be a mastermind of writing as the story develops before your eyes and you get drawn in never wanting to leave, until the book is over and you know the ending. I felt like I was sitting right there on the clouds watching all of this take place. Bradbury pulls you into the book and makes it "our place, too." All of this starts off quite interesting. It is October, the month of Halloween, and in this strange year Halloween came early. A lightning rod salesman, come to the town predicting a humongous storm that is coming this way. The clouds speak their own words, telling the same. Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, neighbors and best friends, one born a minute before October thirtieth and...

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates the true story of a true man before his own eyes and that of his friend.
  • Opines that he had never sensed one quite like this, so fierce and strong.
  • Narrates how he helped will and jim get their books and sent them home.
  • Narrates how he heard the music through the open window of the library.
  • Opines that the book develops before their eyes and you get drawn in never wanting to leave. they felt like they were sitting right there on the end.
  • Narrates how the salesman told them that the storm was coming for them. one of their houses would get struck by lightning and who was to say which one.
  • Narrates how jim and will heard the train coming at three in the morning and sat up at the same time. they opened their windows and then looked at it out of town.
  • Narrates how they raced out to the hilltop above the field to watch them set up and see what they both sensed was wrong. the clouds dropped in low so that they couldn't see.
  • Narrates how they got up and ran as fast as they could home, spinning them into canvas to form the top and sides of the tent.
  • Recommends fantasies to all kinds of people to read. it keeps you interested in the book at all times and reads very smoothly.
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