Book 15: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
I really love everything I have read by Ray Bradbury, so I wasn't surprised at all that I enjoyed this book. I had seen part of a movie based on it a while ago but had never read the text. I was surprised by the subtle creepiness. I mean, I kinda knew it was about an evil carnival, but the writing is so picturesque and poetic that it sneaks up on you like a barely perceptible chill draft wafting up your spine. I also found it easy to immerse myself in the characters, even though the major action revolves around two early adolescent boys. I attribute that to the author's talent at connecting a character's experiences to a universal audience. The book also had some fairly philosophic passages about loses and disappointments and accepting and even relishing what you have now that were pretty applicable to some of my recent experiences. Overall, another excellent book from Mr. Bradbury.