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Few novels have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury’s unparalleled literary masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Scary and suspenseful, it is a timeless classic in the American canon. (1962, paperback)
The book has an added fascinating connection to the Salem witch trials. Author Ray Bradbury is a descendant of a woman accused and convicted of witchcraft in 1692 – Salisbury’s Mary Bradbury. The elderly and wealthy woman, beloved by many in her community, eluded the hangman’s noose, escaping from jail and living as a fugitive, only returning to Salisbury when the trials were over.
“A darkly poetic tale . . . It is probably Bradbury’s best work.” – Stephen King
“The stuff of nightmares.” – The New York Times
“Sinister, disturbing, masterfully told.” – San Francisco Chronicle