Clive Barker's Books of Blood 1-3

Clive Barker's Books of Blood 1-3

by Clive Barker

Paperback(Special Collector's Edition)

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Overview

Rediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker.

“The most provocative tales of terror ever published.”—The Washington Post


Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red...

With the publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. His tour de force collection of brilliantly disturbing tales demonstrated a genius for dark invention that rivaled Poe and Sade. He was hailed by Stephen King as “the future of horror,” and won both the British and World Fantasy Awards.

Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies like the Hellraiser films, Clive Barker has become an industry unto himself. It is his powerful writing style and arresting imagery that have made Books of Blood a classic—and Clive Barker a cult phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425165584
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: Clive Barker's Books of Blood Series
Edition description: Special Collector's Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 51,119
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Liverpool in 1952, Clive Barker has written and produced a number of plays, including The History of the Devil and Frankenstein in Love, which are as diverse in style and subject as the fiction he has written since. His volumes of short fiction, Books of Blood, earned him immediate praise from horror fans and literary critics alike. He won both the British and World Fantasy awards, and was nominated for the coveted Booker Prize, Britain’s highest literary award. His bestselling novels include The Damnation Game, Imajica, Coldheart Canyon, The Thief of Always, The Great and Secret Show, Everville, the Abarat series, and The Scarlet Gospels. He is also the creator of the now-classic Hellraiser films as well as Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions.

Hometown:

Los Angeles

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1952

Place of Birth:

Liverpool, England

Education:

Liverpool University

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Barker's eye is unblinking; he drags out our terrors from the shadows and forces us to look upon them and despair or laugh with relief."
The Washington Post

"Mixing elements of horror, science fiction and surrealist literature, Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and South American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams."
Boston Herald

"Mr. Barker is much more than a genre writer, and his extravagantly unconventional inventions are ingenious refractions of our common quest to experience and understand the mysterious world around us and the mysteries within ourselves."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Clive Barker assaults our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether."
Los Angeles Times

"Outstanding ... a powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination."
—J.G. Ballard

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