Something Wicked This Way Comes (Paperback)

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Something Wicked This Way Comes is a beautifully written narrative that magnificently blends fantasy and horror. It is an absolute journey into the mind, and anazlyses the natures of good and evil that each individual possesses. Jim and Will are two wild boys who stumble across what appears to be a carnival like any other - but they quickly find that everything at Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show are not at all what they seem. In the poetic fashion that Bradbury is famous for, he shows us that we must always be careful what we wish for…

- Recommended by Marissa

— From November Staff Picks for Bibliophiles


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501167713
ISBN-10: 1501167715
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English