BCSWWe had an amaz­ing turn out at book club this mon­th! No one is actu­al­ly sur­prised though, because that’s what hap­pens when you read Ray Brad­bury! Espe­cial­ly Some­thing Wicked This Way Comes.

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!bookcover_redo__lolita_alt__by_shawnywithay-d44cjrg

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!!

So, what do you think?