It was just after midnight when the carnival train bringing Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show to Green Town, Illinois announced its arrival, the engine’s whistle shrieking, the show’s steam organ playing.

For two young friends, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, the siren call of the carnival is irresistible. But these are no ordinary sideshows, no ordinary mazes and mirrors. In Ray Bradbury’s incomparable masterpiece the Shadow Show has come to destroy every life it touches with its sinister mysteries.

We really went outside our square this month with our first ever fantasy title! Grant it Ray Bradbury is considered one of the masters, but it was still a stretch for some of us, and not all together an enjoyable experience. You can read more on our views of this Classic read at Over the Fence.

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