Something Wicked This Way Comes - Fantasy Masterworks (Paperback)Ray Bradbury (author)
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When a traveling carnival comes to their Midwestern hometown, two teenage boys soon find its irresistible lure turning into a nightmare in Bradbury’s disturbingly dark masterpiece.
It's the week before Hallowe'en, and Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled...
And as two boys trembling on the brink of manhood set out to explore the mysteries of the dark carnival's smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will also discover the true price of innermost wishes...
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
'A darkly poetic tale . . . probably Bradbury's best work' - Stephen King
'Ray Bradbury's most poignant evocation of the hopes and frustrations of smalltown life' - The Encylopedia of Fantasy
'A timeless rite-of-passage book' - Washington Post
'The novel is drenched in darkness, every character a slice of night' - Guardian
'A brilliant story brilliant executed. A must-read for fans of dark fantasy or horror, especially horror' - SF Site
'One of our eminent dreamers . . . the Hans Christian Andersen of the jet age' - Brian W. Aldiss
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“Something Wicked This Way Comes”
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“Not your average horror story.”
What I like a lot about Bradbury's writing is that it still feels very fresh and new. This is a particularly wonderful story; part horror story, part friendship. When a carnival comes to town, two young friends... More
“the first review?!?!?! seriously?!!!!! madness”
I can't believe there aren't hundreds of reviews - this is an incredible book. the characters are amazing (the father!!!!) and the writing is beautiful - poetic and compelling
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