I enjoy reading so I read quite a bit, often 3-4 books at a time. I recently finished a couple and found myself at a loss of what to read next, so I decided to get out old faithful. We all have one; the book that you can read a million times. It’s like comfort food for the soul.
My “old faithful” is Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” It’s the only book other than the Bible I’ve read at least four times. It’s a story about two boys, Will and Jim, and a mysterious carnival that blows into town. I just can’t get enough of it.
Bradbury’s writing is so playful, and descriptive, I just can’t get enough. Sometimes I will read a sentence or paragraph ten times in a row because it’s so brilliantly flawless: perfect.
The pic for this post is the front cover from the copy I have, a 1970 Bantam paperback that is near the end of it’s life. (Take that ebooks, lol You’ll be irrelevant in 41 years and I’ll still have my paperback!)
So, what’s your “old faithful?” What book keeps you coming back time and again? What is it that you love so much about it?