Ray Bradbury's extraordinary tale of childhood dreams and supernatural agency in small-town America.
It's All Hallow's Eve, and Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to town.
Hear the music, see the lights, shrug off life's worries and enter a place where dreams are not dreams, and wishes can be real.
All this awaits two boys trembling on the brink of manhood. But entering the smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will discover that not all dreams are worth the cost that must be paid . . .
Ray Bradbury's seminal tale of life in small-town America is as prescient today as it was sixty years ago.
A darkly poetic tale . . . probably Bradbury's best work
Ray Bradbury's most poignant evocation of the hopes and frustrations of smalltown life - The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
A timeless rite-of-passage book - Washington Post Book World
The novel is drenched in darkness, every character a slice of night - Guardian
A brilliant story brilliant executed. A must-read for fans of dark fantasy or horror, especially horror - SF Site
Ray Bradbury wrote more than 500 short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts and poems. Lauded as one of America's most elegant and poetic writers, acclaimed by many to be the inventer of dark fantasy, he won many major awards, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and being named a Nebula Grandmaster.