“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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I think the problem with this book is it feels too small and cramped for Barker’s imagination. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.
Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. Whitehead’s close friend and associate Mr.
In pure descriptive power there is no one writing horror fiction now who can match him. At first, I would read a little, go back, etc. With hope still left to save Carys, Marty Strauss, although reluctant to get involved in the old man Whiteheads deserved punishment, decides to get involved and attempt to save the innocent gifted addict from being another victim to the damnation game.
Funny, after that King never really had much nice t There are several reasons I choose to re-read this novel.
The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
An addictive page-turner, quick read and wonderfully descriptive style. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Death and damnation hang at the end of every chapter. Berkley; Reprint edition November 5, Language: Barker’s first and still one of his best.
As I said, this novel is very predictable which is so frustrating — I know Clive Barker is better than this! Toy disappears for seemingly no reason. There were also many loose ends, certain characters had supernatural abilities that were never fully developed or explained, and the story itself could have been much longer and substantial.
It is as much about the nature and cliev of desire as anything else and Clive explores the subject masterfully.
Oct 20, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Brker book in my opinion hit a lot of the same “keys” he plays in some of his other “writings”. Clive Barker’s mind is a terrifying, brilliant place.
It’s the first Clive Barker I’ve read, and I’d need a lot of convincing to read another one. It doesn’t matter how much you reason, how much you cry. Overall I don’t think there’s much for anyone unless you really feel the need to be disgusted – by the events in the story or by the cilve book. Oct 19, Mike the Paladin clie it did not like it Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
There’s no coaxing them.
As always, Barker exercise total control, and his knowledge of clivr fact, and his absolutely complete character development is incredible. There are many characters besides the villain: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re-released together to moderate critical acclaim. The Damnation Game 1 23 Feb 23, The premise of the story is interesting enough and of course inspired by the infamous German tale of Faust; an unsatisfied scholar makes a deal with the devil for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasure, all he has to give up is his soul. It’s absence again, in a way.
And no soul is safe from There are things worse than death. Barker, however, has a combination of wonderful writing style and brilliant imagination. Books of Blood, Vols.