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ISBN13: 9780380729401
ISBN10: 0380729407
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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.

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Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two boys--best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade--are about to learn the secret of its smoke, mazes and mirrors as they confront a nightmarish evil that will change their lives forever.

About the Author

Ray Bradbury is the author of more than three dozen books, including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He has written for the theater and cinema, including the screenplay for John Huston's classic adaptation of Moby Dick. He was nominated for an Academy Award, won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree, and adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater. He lives in Los Angeles.

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bookguy, October 3, 2012 (view all comments by bookguy)
A wonderful book, beautifully written by one of America's master writers, this is both a coming-of-age story of two young teenage boys and their reactions to the bewildering world of adulthood as well as a very scary story of a very scary carnival. This is one of those rare books that should be read out loud, just to hear the sheer poetry of Bradbury's words and sentences. Anyone who dismisses Bradbury as "just" being a genre writer is missing out and should be fed a diet of Danielle Steele's 'work' for a month. IMHO, this is his best work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380729401
Author:
Bradbury, Ray
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
by Ray Bradbury
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 51.60 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two boys--best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade--are about to learn the secret of its smoke, mazes and mirrors as they confront a nightmarish evil that will change their lives forever.
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