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Aan het prikken van mijn duimen (1963)

door Ray Bradbury

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By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.

The carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour of 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. Young boyhood companions James Nightshade and Will Halloway are the first to heed its call. From a place of safety, they watch a midway come to spectral life, their emotions a riot of eagerness, trepidation, bravado, and uncertainty. For they can sense the change that's in the air; that this is the Autumn in which innocence must vanish in the harsh, acrid smoke of disillusionment...and horror.

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 mazes and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes and the stuff of nightmares.

All those who still dream and remember? ?and those who have heard the whispering but have yet to experience its dark, poetic power? ?you are welcome. A shadow show like none other is about to begin...again… (meer)

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I have a problem with Bradbury. I think he's too lyrical for me.

I enjoy his descriptions and the way he merges them with memories from everyday life, but all that romanticism didn't work for me in Something Wicked This Way Comes. It actually distracted me a lot from the main plot. This was a first for me, since I enjoy poetic and nostalgic expressions and I am mystified as to why I didn't like it.

Maybe I expected something else, maybe it didn't go with the story (13 year olds describing things like a 50 year old would, is not very convincing), maybe I should have read it when I was a teenager, maybe I shouldn't have "read" it as an audiobook. I don't know.

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  Silenostar | Dec 7, 2022 |
It took while to get comfortable with the writing style, but once I did, I really enjoyed reading this classic story. It's a great read to bring you into the mood for autumn. ( )
  RikkiH | Nov 27, 2022 |
Ao cabo de um ano tão estranho quanto sombrio, o Halloween chega mais cedo. Chega em 24 de outubro, três horas depois da meia-noite, para se ser mais preciso. Exatamente ao mesmo tempo que o show Pandemonium Shadow de Cooger e Dark chegou a Green Town, Illinois. Quando o relógio da cidade bate 3:00, James Nightshade e William Halloway saem de suas camas para assistir o trem chegar, mas não há ninguém na locomotiva e ninguém nos vagões de trás. No entanto, o canto da sereia de um calíope acena a todos com sonhos impossíveis e juventude recuperada. Atraídos pela primeira vez por suas promessas, os dois garotos logo descobrirão a verdade diabólica sobre aquela feira. Por trás dos labirintos de espelhos egípcios e do elenco assustador de personagens, incluindo o Homem Ilustrado e o mortal Mr. Dark, o custo dos desejos pode ser materia de esadelos. Apenas Jim, Will e o pai de Will podem salvar a cidade da sinistra feira que ameaça destruí-la e a eles. Adaptando seu próprio clássico literário para o palco, Ray Bradbury teceu um conto clássico do bem e do mal, capturando perfeitamente a maravilha da juventude e os outubros de céus laranja e cinza ao crepúsculo. Para quem sonha e lembra, o show está prestes a começar.
  jgcorrea | Oct 17, 2022 |
But really 2 a bit overwritten for me. ( )
  liltastypuff | Sep 12, 2022 |
I would have liked this better as a teenager. This book was obviously written for teenage boys. That's not a bad thing, just some parts I found a little boring or dated. I did like Mr. Dark's character and how he used the Illustrated Man again. A lot of this book reminded me of George Pal's movie 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, probably because it's about a carnival. If you're looking for a book to read during Halloween time this is a good choice though. ( )
  Ghost_Boy | Aug 25, 2022 |
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With gratitude to
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who taught me how to write the short story
and to
Snow Longley Housh
who taught me poetry at Los Angeles High School a long time ago
and to
Jack Guss
who helped with this novel not so long ago
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Why love the woman who is your wife? Her nose breathes in the air of a world that I know; therefore I love that nose. Her ears hear music I might sing half the night through; therefore I love her ears. Her eyes delight in seasons of the land; and so I love those eyes. Her tongue knows quince, peach, chokeberry, mint and lime; I love to hear it speaking. Because her flesh knows heat, cold, affliction, I know fire, snow, and pain. Shared and once again shared experience. Billions of prickling textures. Cut one sense away, cut part of life away. Cut two senses; life halves itself on the instant. We love what we know, we love what we are. Common cause, common cause, of mouth, eye, ear, tongue, hand, nose, flesh, heart, and soul.
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By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.

The carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour of 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. Young boyhood companions James Nightshade and Will Halloway are the first to heed its call. From a place of safety, they watch a midway come to spectral life, their emotions a riot of eagerness, trepidation, bravado, and uncertainty. For they can sense the change that's in the air; that this is the Autumn in which innocence must vanish in the harsh, acrid smoke of disillusionment...and horror.

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 mazes and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes and the stuff of nightmares.

All those who still dream and remember? ?and those who have heard the whispering but have yet to experience its dark, poetic power? ?you are welcome. A shadow show like none other is about to begin...again

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