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Char  | 13702 comments Mod
Here's a place for us to discuss Something Wicked This Way Comes. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury

Please use spoiler tags as necessary and happy reading!


Latasha (latasha513) | 10678 comments Mod
I won't be joining in on this one. I read it last year.


Mixofsunandcloud | 539 comments I'm probably doing this one. I finished October Country a week or so ago.


Nancy (paper_addict) | 715 comments Latasha wrote: "I won't be joining in on this one. I read it last year."

You can always join in the discussion even if you don't re-read it.


Kelly B (kellybey) | 595 comments Latasha wrote: "I won't be joining in on this one. I read it last year."

Ditto:-). I read this a few years ago, and I don't do re-reads. I'll probably read this thread though.


Latasha (latasha513) | 10678 comments Mod
Thank you nancy. I might. We'll have to see what I can remember about it lol.


Char  | 13702 comments Mod
Mixofsunandcloud wrote: "I'm probably doing this one. I finished October Country a week or so ago."

I loved The October Country SO MUCH! :)

I have Something Wicked on audio, so I may re-listen along with the group. :)


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Shay (shaylyn318) | 56 comments I just picked this up at the library today. I like what I have read so far.


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 5728 comments Mod
I can re-read this one....I've only read it once so far. :)


Monica Go | 441 comments I started reading this last year and then abandoned it so I'll definitely be reading it with you guys!


SheriC (PM) (shericpm) | 320 comments It's been years since I read this. I'm going to do it on audio this time.


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SheriC (PM) (shericpm) | 320 comments And, by the way, it's on sale at Audible for only $2.99


Char  | 13702 comments Mod
SheriC (Portable Magic) wrote: "And, by the way, it's on sale at Audible for only $2.99"

Nice! I thought the audio of this was extremely well done. I hope you like it too.


Kasia (kasia_s) | 2932 comments Mod
I snagged a paperback from Amazon last night and should have it by the end of day tomorrow, can't wait :D


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Charlotte Wildflower | 58 comments I have reserved it at my library, and as I am number one now I am quite sure to have it for the november read :-)

I can't remember if I have read it before, but probaby not. Otherwise I'm sure to find out next month.


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Kate | 3520 comments I'm currently reading Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1) by Ray Bradbury so I want to finish that before I get started on SWTWC.


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Greg | 1646 comments I enjoyed reading The Small Assassin back in 2011 so I'm looking forward to reading Something Wicked This Way Comes. I just bought my copy a couple of weeks ago.

However, I want to finish reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower - in the next few days - before I start on Something Wicked.


Latasha (latasha513) | 10678 comments Mod
Omg guess what?! There is a theater near by putting this on!! The barter theater in Virginia! Plz tell me some of you all are near by and wants to go too!


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Latoya  | 93 comments I wish!!!!


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Greg | 1646 comments V wrote: "I wish!!!!"

Ditto!


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Graeme Rodaughan | 1916 comments I've downloaded a copy from Amazon, and I'm on board.


Latasha (latasha513) | 10678 comments Mod
aww! I wish too. no one in my family or friends likes plays so I go by myself or not at all.


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Graeme Rodaughan | 1916 comments I'm looking forward to expanding my experience of Ray Bradbury, I'm pretty sure that the only other book of his that I have read is Fahrenheit 451.


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Anthony Puyo | 64 comments I'm going to refrain from reading here for a few days. I just ordered my copy of SWTWC, because so many of you have said it was a great read. So I'll finally know what all the fuss is about! Too bad it won't get here till next Monday. :/


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John (jrd1st) Anthony wrote: "I'm going to refrain from reading here for a few days. I just ordered my copy of SWTWC, because so many of you have said it was a great read. So I'll finally know what all the fuss is about! Too ba..."
It really is great. I have the audiobook. It's good!


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Char  | 13702 comments Mod
My library audio book sucked so I redownloaded my copy of this and I'm good to go for tomorrow. Yay!


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Graeme Rodaughan | 1916 comments I haven't started reading it yet, still progressing through Vampire Wars by Perry Lake but I'll probably finish it by the end of this week, and then I will start Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury


PSXtreme I started Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury on Saturday...finished it last night.

All I have to say about Mr. Bradbury's prose can be summed up with a quote from "Blazing Saddles":

"God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore."


Anthony Puyo | 64 comments Char wrote: "My library audio book sucked so I redownloaded my copy of this and I'm good to go for tomorrow. Yay!"

I read the sample on Amazon, it's not enough to say either way, but I have a feeling it will be entertaining.


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 5728 comments Mod
Started my re-read today. As it turns out, I haven't read it in about 3 years, so it will be like re-discovering it again!


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Charlotte Wildflower | 58 comments PSXtreme wrote: "I started Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury on Saturday...finished it last night.

All I have to say about Mr. Bradbury's prose can be summed up with a quote from "Blazing Saddles"..."



Wow that was some quote! :-) Really miss the like button


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Greg | 1646 comments PSXtreme wrote: "I started Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury on Saturday...finished it last night.

All I have to say about Mr. Bradbury's prose can be summed up with a quote from "Blazing Saddles":

"God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.""


LOL It's been a few years since I've seen that movie!


aPriL does feral sometimes  (cheshirescratch) I liked the book very much when I read this some time ago.


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 5728 comments Mod
I already finished my re-read--it was just like discovering it for the first time. His prose really transports you into the story!


Char  | 13702 comments Mod
PSXtreme wrote: "I started Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury on Saturday...finished it last night.

All I have to say about Mr. Bradbury's prose can be summed up with a quote from "Blazing Saddles"..."


Heehee, PSX! Ain't that the truth?


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments My copy has finally come into the library and I can pick it up tomorrow after work. Not sure when I can start it, definitely by the end of next week at the latest. I'm excited because I always wanted to read this!


Quentin Wallace (quentinwallace) | 155 comments I'll probably start this one tomorrow. This is one of those books I've wanted to read for years and just never got around to it. Maybe it was just meant to be that I read it with this group!


Nancy (paper_addict) | 715 comments I finished several days ago. I enjoyed the story. (view spoiler)


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Paul | 1 comments I read this so long ago and just began re-read through audio book copy

love how descriptive introduction of jim and William is. weird though I like Bradbury s language but when koontz gets that metaphorical I just get annoyed


aPriL does feral sometimes  (cheshirescratch) I prefer Bradbury, but both Koontz and RB annoy me at least once in their stories. For me, it's about how crap they can be when writing about women, sometimes, but most literature before 2007 by male authors have this issue (I think women writers do better when writing about men, but maybe men don't like the bits about men in female-authored books, idk).

I get it, though, different times, different wiring between the sexes.


Nancy (paper_addict) | 715 comments Paul wrote: "I read this so long ago and just began re-read through audio book copy

love how descriptive introduction of jim and William is. weird though I like Bradbury s language but when koontz gets that me..."


That is funny. I have the same problem.


Monica Go | 441 comments I'm not really fond of Bradbury's writing style, it confuses me at times and sometimes I lose myself. MAybe that's why I abandoned the book the first time.


Kasia (kasia_s) | 2932 comments Mod
I just realized it's part of a series, do I have to read Dandelion Wine 1st? I actually just ordered a copy but wasn't sure if I can dive into Something Wicked without reading the prior.

Series
Greentown
Dandelion Wine (1957)
Something Wicked this Way Comes (1962)
Farewell Summer (2006)


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John (jrd1st) Kasia wrote: "I just realized it's part of a series, do I have to read Dandelion Wine 1st? I actually just ordered a copy but wasn't sure if I can dive into Something Wicked without reading the prior.

Series
Gr..."

No, I never knew it was part of a series until recently, and I've read it numerous times. lol


Kasia (kasia_s) | 2932 comments Mod
John wrote: "Kasia wrote: "I just realized it's part of a series, do I have to read Dandelion Wine 1st? I actually just ordered a copy but wasn't sure if I can dive into Something Wicked without reading the pri..."

Ha, I used to be so bad and start series at book #11 or something like that but now I'm very obsessive over order. Guess Ill check it out when it arrives.


Nancy (paper_addict) | 715 comments Kasia wrote: "John wrote: "Kasia wrote: "I just realized it's part of a series, do I have to read Dandelion Wine 1st? I actually just ordered a copy but wasn't sure if I can dive into Something Wicked without re..."

It just takes place in the same town. It is a standalone story.


Kasia (kasia_s) | 2932 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "Kasia wrote: "John wrote: "Kasia wrote: "I just realized it's part of a series, do I have to read Dandelion Wine 1st? I actually just ordered a copy but wasn't sure if I can dive into Something Wic..."

Gotcha, thank you Nancy!


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Greg | 1646 comments Nancy wrote: "Kasia wrote: "John wrote: "Kasia wrote: "I just realized it's part of a series, do I have to read Dandelion Wine 1st? I actually just ordered a copy but wasn't sure if I can dive into Something Wic..."

Phew! That's good to know! I always thought it was a standalone but noticed that Goodreads lists it Green Town, #2.


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I just ordered this. I read Dandelion Wine years and years ago and have always loved Bradbury's writing, but this one got away from me. Apparently a lot of them have! Looking forward to it.


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Just got my copy from the library! starting it tonight!


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