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Book Review: The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury

I chanced upon this book while finding titles that fit into the categories of a reading challenge. I had heard of the author before, so it made me wonder if this book would be as good as his more “known” title.

The Halloween Tree is set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys wait for their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside their town. Instead, they meet Moundshroud. And Pipkin is carried away by Something. The boys, fast friends as they are, travel through time and space to try and save Pipkin, and also find the meaning of Halloween.

I felt the story was creepy. It’s much more when you imagine the happenings, and the voices being spoken in a haunting tone. The illustrations added to it as well. It’s a fast paced tale, and one that leaves me wanting more. I liked the adventure the boys had, but more than that, the depth of friendship that was portrayed when each boy gives up a year of his life to save Pipkin. I liked Moundshroud’s character too, and the events that happened during their travel.

From a reader’s perspective, I think this book will appeal to many, but definitely not all. But books are like that. I felt this was a very enjoyable read indeed!

A Score Of 7 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: The Halloween Tree
Author(s): Ray Bradbury Genre: Fiction
ISBN/ASIN: B00GLGXNO2 Publisher: Harper Voyager

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
26th September 2018)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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