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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Bradbury, Ray (Book - 1997 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Something Wicked This Way Comes


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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.
Authors: Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012
Title: Something wicked this way comes
Publisher: New York :, Avon Books,, 1997, c1962.
Characteristics: 293 p. ;,18 cm.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1962.
Local Note: 7 8 9 15 16 24 29 53 57 67 69 76 109 110 112 116 133 148 151 152 167 172 210 211 228 231 242 244 262 272
ISBN: 9780380729401
0380729407
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Report This Jul 18, 2013
  • RockHeron rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • choir_nerd_000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • cmm740 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Still the creepiest carnival I've ever read about. Highlights the strong bonds between father and son and two friends when an old Evil arrives in a small town.

Report This Jul 30, 2012
  • liberty44 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

#imagineteencontest This is a pretty good book. It has many good moments and fantastic writing. Like with all things, it does have its flaws, and some of the things are cliched, like good emotions vs. bad emotions. It's much more of a psychological thriller than an action thriller. Overall, it's a very good book. Read it when you want something a bit scary, but it's not a 100% profound masterpiece.

Report This Sep 22, 2011
  • megatron87 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Didn't get a chance to finish this one although I would like to someday. The concept is intriguing but I find his stuff a little tough to get into sometimes. I'll put in in my 'for later shelf'.

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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.

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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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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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