So here’s a big thank you to everyone who stopped by and made it super fun! We talked a lot about the themes of the book, what we liked and didn’t like. Here are some thoughts we had:
-The scary carnival thing has been used a lot, but it was really important to remember when reading this book that Ray Bradbury was the original!
-There was a mixed opinion about the prose of the book. Some of us found it truely beautiful and the best part of the book. Some of us felt like it distracted from the story. Everyone’s opinions are valid, but we all know who is right and who is wrong.
- We talked a lot about Autumn people, dust people, and what caused people to be drawn to the dark.
-We discussed the storytelling style of the writing: was this book full of actual magic, or did the boys just see things that weren’t there? Was the darkness in their imagination? In the end, it was clearly a real threat there, but for a minute you couldn’t really be sure if Mr. Dark was actually evil or just creepily excited about his carnival.
Over all, this book really caused a heated discussion. Everyone had feelings and thoughts. And I would expect nothing less from Something Wicked This Way Comes.
If you haven’t read the book yet, now is the time! Something Wicked is the perfect book for the beginning, middle and end of fall. It is set in October, and you can feel the beginning of cold air and long nights in the writing. Read it now! Do it!
If you have more opinions, please tell us about them! We love talking about books!!
Our next book club will be on November 15th at 6pm! We will be reading Lolita in honor of Banned Book week. The book club for November will also be the pizza party wrap up for #KUBannedBookIt, our current reading contest! For more information about this contest, click the ‘Play to Win’ tab above or click here!!