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Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
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... show more
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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780380729401 (0380729407)
Publisher: Avon
Pages no: 293
Edition language: English
Series: Green Town (#2)
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
3.0 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury for Creepy Carnivals
The prologue begins with an opening line reminiscent of A Christmas Carol: "First of all, it was October, a rare time for boys." Forty or so years ago I read this and identified with the boys, of course I did. This time I couldn't. So it was just a bunch of wordplay and monologuing and there was n...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0 SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by RAY BRADBURY
Re-read by Audiobook. I read this when I was in high school - I think around 1978 - and thought it was such a scary, fantastic story. If there would have been goth in the 70's, I would have been one. Everything scary, occult, horrific I read. Just a bundle of sunshine!This reading I liked it (thank ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Over fifty years later and people are still trying to match this book. I grew up in a small town in America, and had a childhood very unlike the one Will and Jim were enjoying before it was interrupted, but Bradbury writes in such a way that his nostalgia becomes your own. I felt it. The narration f...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 Something Wicked This Way Comes
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! The boys discover the flyer swirling in the yard, a circus coming this late in the year is just unheard of. Alone in their rooms, the two boys hear a noise in the distance, it’s a train and the call of the calliope. It’s three a.m. and the circus is pullin...
Just Another Bookworm
Just Another Bookworm rated it
3.0 Something Wicked This Way Comes
I found this book to be just okay. I picked it up during a circus / carnival phase and it took me quite some time to even get into it. I was bored during the majority of the book.
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