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Books of Blood

Volumes One to Three
Barker, Clive (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Books of Blood
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With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood , Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. 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. But it all started here, with this tour de force collection that rivals the dark masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe . Read him. And rediscover the true meaning of fear.
Authors: Barker, Clive, 1952-
Title: Books of blood
volumes one to three
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c1998
Edition: Special collector's ed
Characteristics: xiii, 507 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Clive Barker
Notes: "A special collector's edition with a new introduction by the author"--Cover
Contents: v. 1. The book of blood. The midnight meat train. The yattering and Jack. Pig blood blues. Sex, death, and starshine. In the hills, the cities
v. 2. Dread. Hell's event. Jacqueline Ess, her will and testament. The skins of the fathers. New murders in the Rue Morgue
v. 3. Son of Celluloid. Rawhead Rex. Confessions of a (pornographer's) shroud. Scape-goats. Human remains
ISBN: 0425165582
9780425165584
Branch Call Number: FICTION BARKER
Subject Headings: Horror tales, English
Topical Term: Horror tales, English
LCCN: 99160604
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While still moving forward as a writer and artist, albeit with less horror themes, Barker's canon all started with this collection (well, Book 1 at least). You thought Clive the Barker was just Pinhead's father? Think again. Soak it in, immerse yourself, and roll around these innovative tales lik... Read More »


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Sep 20, 2012
  • onthenextad rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are a fan of horror anthologies you won't find many better than this. It's a very fun read.

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