Title Profile & Character Information

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Annotation

Few American novels written this century have endured in th heart and mind as has this one-Ray Bradbury's incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic. A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on 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. 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 inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes -- and the stuff of nightmare.



Characters
NameNightshade, Jim
GenderMale

NameHalloway, Will
GenderMale

NameMr. Dark
GenderMale
OccupationCarnival ringmaster

GenreGothic
Fantasy
    --Dark
Mystery
Horror
Fiction
TopicsGranting of wishes
Carnivals
Evil
SettingMidwest (U.S.)
Green Town, Illinois
Small town
Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show