Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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One of Ray Bradbury’s best-known and most popular novels, Something Wicked This Way Comes, now featuring a new introduction and material about its longstanding influence on culture and genre.

For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. Two boys will discover the secret of its smoke, mazes, and mirrors; two friends who will soon know all too well the heavy cost of wishes…and the stuff of nightmares.

Few novels have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury’s unparalleled literary masterpiece Something Wicked This Way Comes. Scary and suspenseful, it is a timeless classic in the American canon.

Title:Something Wicked This Way Comes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780380729401
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    Something Wicked This Way Comes Reviews

  • Paul Bryant

    I read this when I was an insanely romantic teenager and since then the cruel world has beaten all that nonsense out of my brain with bars of iron and wires of barb, and left me bleeding and barfing i...

  • Lyn

    Mark Twain famously died in 1910 and Ray Bradbury was born ten years later in 1920. And on that day, the shadow of Samuel Clemens touched a mark on the baby’s head, and nearby the shade of Charles D...

  • carol.

    The Ray Bradbury I remember reading decades ago was not this poetic. Something Wicked was a surprise, his evocative language doing so much to capture the mood of early fall and the seasons of life, bo...

  • Brooke

    Leveling any complaints against Bradbury seems like a literary crime, but I'm afraid I didn't enjoy Something Wicked as much I feel like I should have. The plot was really interesting, and right up my...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    “Beware the autumn people.”A travelling carnival arrives in a small midwestern town one day in October, resulting in a nightmarish experience for two 13 year old boys.Do you like coming of age tal...

  • Swaroop

    Beautiful Bradbury! Magical Ray!!"I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go into it laughing." ~ Stubb in Moby Dick."By the pricking of my thumbs,Something wicked this way com...

  • Matthew

    By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. MacBeth Act 4, Scene 1This book is straight-forward good vs. evil – and is quite terrifying at points! It goes beyond fantasy and my...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    The carnival has come to town. I have to admit I love the movie more than the book because, well, I enjoy watching the creepiness! I think I need to dig the movie out now and watch it 😊Jim and Will...

  • Eric

    I had an incredibly hard time reading this book, especially considering it's a 300-page linear story about an evil circus coming to a small town. I think it's because -- unlike Fahrenheit 451 -- Bradb...

  • Julie

    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury is a 1998 Avon publication- originally published in 1962.I can’t believe it is already October, but at the same time, I’m glad it’s here. October ...