Today's recommendation is Something Wicked This Way Comes. Sort of.
The movie isn't anywhere near as amazing as the novel. This, in spite of the fact that the casting for the most part is stellar. The story was hacked to pieces by Disney and doesn't really make all that much sense when you watch it now. But the novel. Wow. The novel is one of the best books ever written, IMHO. It's Ray Bradbury at his best.
“A stranger is shot in the street, you hardly move to help. But if, half an hour before, you spent just ten minutes with the fellow and knew a little about him and his family, you might just jump in front of his killer and try to stop it. Really knowing is good. Not knowing, or refusing to know is bad, or amoral, at least. You can’t act if you don’t know.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Some other recommendations of the literary variety: Shirley Jackson--particularly The Haunting of Hill House, The Lottery, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. If you've only got time for a short story, read The Lottery. It's amazing.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.