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June 07, 2012



Something Wicked this way Comes is pretty much my favourite!

Richard Prosch

DANDELION WINE is still my fave, but I'm a sucker for nostalgia blurred Americana. I'd suggest dipping into some essays. Try ZEN AND THE ART OF WRITING, or the more recent BRADBURY SPEAKS.

Haida Z

Farenheit 451 would be my vote, although SWTWC is my next recommendation.


Thanks for the recommendations, guys! I've decided on Something Wicked This Way Comes, though I'm intrigued by the essays, Rich. Seems like they'd make good gym/Kindle reading...though I understand Mr. B wasn't a fan of ereaders and resisted the e-ifying of his books. I'll have to swing over to Amazon and see what's available....


After you've finished reading _Something Wicked..._, I strongly recommend that you read _The Halloween Tree_. It's wonderful. The prose is so poetically beautiful, it will make you want to pause and savor each page, but you won't be able to do that very often. That's because the story will carry you like the wind. It's a unique little book. Seems like it's written for children, but it's really not. Seems like a story about the history of all the "Halloweens" of the world, but it's not just that. It's about light and dark and death and redemption. And scary stuff. I just love that book.


I haven't been able to track down a copy of Something Wicked TWC yet, but I did find The Halloween Tree at my local library. It's next on my TBR pile. Thanks for the recommendation, Laura!

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