Friday, October 25, 2019

The Friday 56 (163) & Book Beginnings: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


248596Synopsis from Goodreads...
A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes - and the stuff of nightmare.


Beginning: "First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. Not that all months aren't rare."

56: "But this was like old movies, the silent theater haunted with black-and-white ghosts, silvery mouths opening to let moonlight smoke out, gestures made in silence so hushed you could hear the wind fizz the hair on your cheeks."


Comments: One of the books I wanted to read before the year was over was Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I read it. I liked the story. It was the perfect October read. What are you reading this week?

20 comments:

  1. I've never read any Ray Bradbury but used to watch the show. :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. I haven't watched any of the show, but I'm interested in it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I love this book, but it's been ages since I read it, would love to make time to read it again, Breana!

    Have a great weekend! Here's my Friday Post!

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    1. Something Wicked This Way Comes is a great story, so I know what you mean. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Sounds like the perfect read for this time of year. Glad to hear you liked it. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Something Wicked This Way Comes is perfect to read this month, especially since the story takes place in October. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I have always loved the title of this book--maybe one day I'll actually get to read it.

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    1. The title is pretty great. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Never read any by this author but this one sounds really good!

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  6. This is a perfect choice for the season! It is one that I have always wanted to try. I really enjoyed those snippets.

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  8. Great quotes. I have never read anything by Bradbury, but saw the film Fahrenheit 451.

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    1. Fahrenheit 451 is actually the next book I want to read by Ray Bradbury. I haven't seen the movie, but I want to eventually watch it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I've read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and I absolutely love his prose. I might read this one too one day.

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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    1. I still need to read Fahrenheit 451. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  10. I really want to read this one, and am glad you liked it. I really liked Fahrenheit 451 when I read it several years ago. I hope you have a great weekend!

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