“A deliciously scary tale Barker’s brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before.” —Whitley Streiber. “One of the. Barker has generated acclaim and controversy with his dozens of shorter works published in the six Books of Blood.” His rather long first novel is often. Description. The Damnation Game. By Clive Barker. Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of.
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To be true, when payment is due he comes on the dot; just as twelve strikes, fetches his soul and goes off home to Hell like a good Devil. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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Barker writes gorgeous Grand Guignol set-pieces that make most of today’s horror authors look mild. Para ser su primera novela, me parece un logro. This is a unique novel that is extremely well written with a creative and inventive storyline that features some of the most striking uses of the imagination ever conceived and constitute an immersive read that will captivate the reader from start to end.
Inspired by Your Browsing History. Events seemed to spiral out of control, more and more unexpected turns being taken. This was a hard one to get through, I wanted something to scare me and instead got something completely different. And, worst of all, Marty has an encounter with an ascetic man named Mamoulianwho has the power to conjure illusions, read thoughts, and even raise the dead sort ofand who apparently made some kind of agreement with Whitehead in the ruins of Warsaw in I have a long standing love hate relationship with Mr Barker, I have learned, through long experience that he is either astounding or awful, and there doesn’t appear to be a middle ground, but even when his stories are awful his prose is beautiful, it’s worth it just for the language.
What was somewhat interesting at first, quickly reveals being incredibly shallow and from that point on the book becomes utterly boring til the end. That’s not actually the way the world is. Chronologically that puts it in between a lot of his best work, and this is his most “pure” horror novel.
His volumes of short fiction, Books of Blood, earned him immediate praise from… More about Clive Barker. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He also seems semi-obsessed with “scatological” issues and perversions?
I actually had to pull up a dictionary several times, and I can’t say I feel any more literate now that I know what a coprophiliac is. Harry Potter meets Minder?
There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. Oct 20, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. What makes Barker special as a story-teller is that no one else could create these novels. He even points out that he benefited from Mr.
Maybe I would have perceived the book differently had I read it, I don’t really know, but it was a very entertaining read. I sincerely hope Clive Barker continues to write for many years to come as he has given me many hours of enjoyment with his books. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It was something dredged up from the bottom of the sea. Neither could I say this is an enjoyable novel The next book of Barker’s I plan to read is Weaveworld, which I hear is good, and it better be, or Barker will be put in my literary penalty box, which ga,e ten gamme more horrifying that that nonsense about Mamoulian’s haunted bedroom.
Pure raw horror Marty Strauss, a gambling addict, has just been released from prison when he gets hired as a personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men on earth. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
The Damnation Game
It takes a very long time for anything significant gwme start happening, and then you almost wish it just went back to what it wa This was a hard one to get through, I wanted something to scare me and instead got something completely different. This book is as Barker points out the writer’s take on Faust, only, who’s Faust here?
It was written just after finishing the first trilogy of Books of Bloodand tells a Faustian story that touches on topics such as incest, cannibalism, and self-mutilation in a frank and detailed manner.
What a gsme this praise put on Barker who is less of a horror writer than an author of Dark Fantasy.
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On August 27,Barker underwent surgery yet again to remove new polyp growths from his throat. This stuff is just plain fun. Jul 21, Dreadlocksmile rated it it was amazing. She shut her eyes. Jeeeeeez, did this book need a better editor.
Here is the first novel by the man Stephen King named as his own successor. To then build horror from such a dogma is impressive indeed!