Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 247g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781473212046
  • 45,528

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A darkly poetic tale . . . probably Bradbury's best work
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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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About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Ray Douglas Bradbury, an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer, wrote more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts and poems during his prolific career. Lauded as one of America's most elegant and poetic writers, acclaimed by many to be the inventor of dark fantasy, he won many major awards, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and being named a Nebula Grandmaster. Bradbury is perhaps best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for other science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951). He passed away in 2012, at the age of 91.

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114,733 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 32% (37,014)
4 38% (43,028)
3 22% (25,624)
2 6% (6,931)
1 2% (2,136)
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