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Riassunto: Clive Barker's The Books Of Blood - All three books complete and unabridged.
Review: "Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red." For those who only know Clive Barker through his long multigenre novels, this one-volume edition of the Books of Blood is a welcome chance to acquire the 16 remarkable horror short stories with which he kicked off his career. For those who already know these tales, the poignant introduction is a window on the creator's mind. Reflecting back after 14 years, Barker writes:
I look at these pieces and I don't think the man who wrote them is alive in me anymore.... We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.
Reading these stories over, I feel a little of both. Some of the simple energies that made these words flow through my pen--that made the phrases felicitous and the ideas sing--have gone. I lost their maker a long time ago.
These enthusiastic tales are not ashamed of visceral horror, of blood splashing freely across the page: "The Midnight Meat Train," a grisly subway tale that surprises you with one twist after another; "The Yattering and Jack," about a hilarious demon who possesses a Christmas turkey; "In the Hills, the Cities," an unusual example of an original horror premise; "Dread," a harrowing non-supernatural tale about being forced to realize your worst nightmare; "Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament," about a woman who kills men with her mind. Some of the tales are more successful than others, but all are distinguished by strikingly beautiful images of evil and destruction. No horror library is complete without them. --Fiona Webster
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Descrizione libro Stealth Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000793433
Descrizione libro Stealth Press 2002-02-01, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1588810402. Codice libro della libreria 626575
Descrizione libro Stealth Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111588810402
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Stealth Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Trade edition. Rub spot/stain along heel of jacket else fine. Laid in is an unnumbered signed by Barker sheet from the limited edition. The reverse side of the sheet has a picture of him naked. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-1485909127852
Descrizione libro Stealth Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1588810402
Descrizione libro Stealth Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine. Signed and Numbered Limited Edition in slipcase. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-1500499663820