Something wicked this way comes: a novel
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."
The carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour of a chill Midwestern October eve. Ushering in Halloween a week before its time, a calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. Young boyhood companions James Nightshade and Will Halloway are the first to heed its call. From a place of safety, they watch a midway come to spectral life, their emotions a riot of eagerness, trepidation, bravado, and uncertainty. For they can sense the change that's in the air; that this is the autumn in which innocence must vanish in the harsh, acrid smoke of disillusionment...and horror.
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 inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's mazes and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes and the stuff of nightmares. All those who still dream and remember--and those who have heard the whispering but have yet to experience its dark, poetic power--you are welcome. A shadow show like none other is about to begin...again.
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|Grouping Title||something wicked this way comes|
|Grouping Author||bradbury ray|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-02 04:17:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-08-20 04:27:55AM|
|author||Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012,|
Oliver La Farge Branch
Online Hoopla Collection
|display_description||"By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes." Ray Bradbury has dramatized his literary classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, into this first-class audio drama, produced by the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, complete with a full cast, sound effects, and original music. "Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show" comes to Greentown, Illinois, one week before Halloween. Two boys, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, soon discover the evil of this carnival, which promises to make your every wish and dream come true. But with those wishes and dreams comes a price that must be paid. Behind the mirrors and the mazes is the nightmare of a lifetime. Few American novels written in the twentieth century have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury's unparalleled literary classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. 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.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Sci Fi Bradbury, R|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
Oliver La Farge Branch
Boys -- Fiction
Carnival -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Illinois -- Fiction
Male friendship -- Fiction
|title_display||Something wicked this way comes : a novel|
Something wicked this way comes : a novel Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.
Something wicked this way comes [electronic resource] / Ray Bradbury
Something wicked this way comes [electronic resource] Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012,
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Fathers and sons