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By Anonymous - April 05, 2006

"And that was the October Week when they grew up overnight, and were never so young anymore..."

So begins Ray Bradbury's dark carnival fantasy, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Age and the loss of innocence are strong themes in this story: the boys are barreling forward into adulthood while the adults are looking back, yearning for their lost…

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