Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel (Paperback)
This creepy story has such a charming, vintage vibe. Bradbury's literary voice is very distinct, full of grandeur and whimsy. The story tells of two thirteen-year-old boys and their adventures together when a sinister carnival rolls into town, near the end of October in the dead of night. This classic is entertaining as well as lyrical, perfect for budding literary enthusiasts. I can't wait til my son is old enough for us to read this book together!— Jessamyn
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.