SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES


SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

RAY BRADBURY    Book Number: 87275    Product format: Paperback

Probably Bradbury's best work, this is a darkly poetic and timeless rite-of-passage book. It is a poignant evocation of the hopes and frustrations of small-town life by the writer of more than 500 short stories including his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. It is the week before Halloween and Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled. As two boys trembling on the brink of manhood set out to explore the mysteries of the dark carnival's smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will discover the true price of innermost wishes. Under the carnival tents is a mirror maze that steals wishes, a carousel that promises eternal life in exchange for your soul, the Dust Witch who unerringly foresees your death, and Mr Dark, the Illustrated Man, who has lived for centuries off the misery of others. Only the two boys Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade recognise that dark magic is at work and have a plan to stop this ancient evil, if it doesn't kill them first. 263pp in paperback reprint of the 1962 original.
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