Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Book - 1999
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The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And 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 nightmare.

Few American novels written this century have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury's unparalleled literary classic SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. 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.The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And 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 nightmare.

Few American novels written this century have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury's unparalleled literary classic SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. 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.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, [1999], c1997.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780380729401
0380729407
9780380977277
0380977273
Branch Call Number: FIC/Bradb 3588mb 1
Characteristics: 293 p.

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AlexandraJohnson
Dec 16, 2016

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Chapel_Hill_SusanM Mar 23, 2016

Not scary, per se, but a pervasive sense of creepy that is haunting. The earnestness of the two boys and the father is definitely not the kind of thing you read today, but that was the whole point, right? Classic, and for a reason.

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BUNBUN1978
Oct 30, 2015

I read this book some years ago and really enjoyedit this time around I could just not get into it. Bradbury's long overly descriptive sentences were really annoying. Might Try and give a reread some time in the future.

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kristikaye
Dec 30, 2014

I love this book!!! Don't watch the DVD, it seems to have nothing to do with the book. It's so weirdly fascinating, wicked, and thoughtful too (the father/son relationship.) It's one of those books that stays with you.

I had a hard time getting into this one. But once I was in, I was in for the long haul.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

Bradbury seems to be hit or miss for me. I either love it or hate it and this one I disliked so much I couldn't even finish it.

librarianmo May 07, 2014

Two boys discover danger and adventure when a mysterious circus unexpectedly comes to their small town.

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RockHeron
Jul 18, 2013

A wonderfully creepy, lyrical book. Ray Bradbury's writing is amazing!

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libbycake
Jun 20, 2013

BEST BOOK EVER ray bradbury is definatly on of the top 10 best writers

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cmm740
Jan 31, 2013

A very creepy book! It does take a while to get into it, but it's definitely worth a read.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Two boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, must save the souls of the people in their small town when an evil carnival arrives at Halloween.

SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Two boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, must save the souls of the people in their small town when an evil carnival arrives at Halloween.

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LazyNeko
Dec 16, 2011

Need, want, desire, we burn those in our fluids, oxidize those in our souls, which jet streams out lips, nostrils, eyes, ears, broadcasts from antennae-fingers, long or short wave, God only knows, but the freak-masters perceive Itches and come crab-clustering to Scratch. It's traveled a long way on an easy map, with people handy by every crossroad to lend it lustful pints of agony to power it on.

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