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A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would you do if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? Bradbury excels in revealing the dark side that exists in us all, teaching us ultimately to celebrate the shadows rather than fear them. In many ways, this is a companion piece to his joyful, nostalgia-drenched Dandelion Wine, in which Bradbury presented us with one perfect summer as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, he deftly explores the fearsome delights of one perfectly terrifying, unforgettable autumn. --Stanley Wiater --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Something Wicked is Avon's latest installment in its ongoing series of reprints of Bradbury's works in quality yet affordable hardcover editions. Appearing in 1962, this is the story of a diabolical carnival that wreaks havoc on the lives of the people of a small Illinois town, much like the one in which Bradbury grew up. This edition also sports a new afterword by the author.
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It took too long for the action to begin. Otherwise it was a well-crafted story.Published 2 days ago by Candice J Garrett
Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes was originally published in 1962 but has lost none of its force. Read morePublished 6 days ago by David S. Wellhauser
I wanted to love this book, as I've wanted to love everything I've read by Ray Bradbury. I keep disappointing myself. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Saytchyn Maddux-Creech
5 stars because I was hooked the entire way. Even in uneventful chapters, bradbury dazzles with his creative and descriptive writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by chet
A classic for all time and a must for any Bradbury fan. My all time favorite!Published 1 month ago by greenlady
That Ray Bradbury admired Edgar Allan Poe immensely and influenced Charles Addams came as no surprise after I read this hilarious.tale.Published 1 month ago by SusanC
The man has the power to evoke every feeling within the wide range of emotions we rarely find ourselves capable of displaying. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Verbs4hire
For some reason I expected to love this book, and I absolutely hated it. It was like seeing The Phantom Menace all over again. The three main characters are horrible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ASM