Something Wicked This Way Comes share button
Ray Bradbury
Format Mass Market Paperback
Dimensions 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.76 (d)
Pages 304
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date March 1998
ISBN 9780380729401
Book ISBN 10 0380729407
About Book
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 destry every life touched by its strange and sinistery mystery. And two boys will discover the secret of its smoke, mazes, and mirrors; two friends who will soon know all to weel the heavy cost of wishes... and the stuff of nightmare.

Chicago Tribune

"Ray Bradbury can evoke nostalgia for a mythic, golden past or raise goosebumps with tales of horror... He is very good at what he does."

Portland Oregonian

"A master... Bradburyhas a style all his own, much imitated but never matched."

Flint Journal

"Bradbuy crosses over the ines that divide various genres... His true vocation is that of spinning yarns, some fanciful, others morbid, and yet others laced with an undeniable sense of hope."

Nashville Tennessean

"In literary circles, Ray Bradbury can validly be called a living legend... Since he was eight years old, he wanted to become amagician. And that's what he is."


Bradbury is an authentic original. --Time

From the Publisher

"Bradbury's classic 1962 novel is here masterfully read by voice artist Kevin Foley, whose deep tones are well suited to the story's dark characters." —-Library Journal Starred Audio Review