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Clive Barker

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by samgallo420, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. samgallo420

    samgallo420 New Member

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    I went through all the threads i cannot believe there is not one for Clive Barker! Has anyone here read Abarat? I heard that there might be a second book, and i was wondering if anyone knew anything about that.
     
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    You can check out his Wikipedia page, or the various web sites with information. From what Wikipedia says, and from what I had heard, book 2 has been out a while. Book 3 was scheduled to be released this year. My brother-in-law mentioned that it was delayed and into re-writes because it was turning out to be too long.

    I read "Mister B Gone" recently, my first Barker novel. Wasn't that impressed with it, but didn't sour me on his work. I hope to read "Imajica" someday soon.
     
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    samgallo420 New Member

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    thanks for the info! I haven't read any of Clive Barkers other books, but i have heard a lot about Imajica.
     
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    Mister B. Gone was the only Clive Barker I couldn't finish. Hellbound Heart and books of blood vol. 1 and 2 are my favorite.But I also love The Last Illusion story from vol 6. I used to have a book with 3 stories from him that was really good. Forget the name though. One was a story of a guy in jail who's cell mate would transform at night, and one was the story that the movie candyman was made after.
     
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    I liked Mister B. Gone. It wasn't quite what I expected; the book jacket promised a horror novel but the story was really more of a dark fantasy/comedy.

    Other than that, I've also read Sacrament, The Damnation Game and The Hellbound Heart.
     
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    Imajica is my favorite of his books. I haven't read it in a long time, but I would like to visit the Dominions again. Weaveworld is also a novel that I have a particular fancy for as well. I remember that I found it at a used books stall in the mall several years ago and decided to give it a chance. What followed was a passionate affair into the fantastique.

    My Clive Barker collection used to be small, but in the last year it has grown a bit. Except for The Essential Clive Barker that I've had for years, I've read all the books of his that I currently own.
     
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    Imajica would probably be one of my (few) Barker favourites. Also quite enjoyed Galilee. Detested with a passion The Great and Secret Show, and Coldheart Canyon. Oh, and nearly forgot -- Cabal (filmed as Nightbreed) was damn fine!
     
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    Cabal, Weaveworld, The Thief of Always, The Books of Blood, and The Damnation Game are all terrific. Didn't finish Coldheart Canyon but I will eventually. Haven't read anything else by him.
     
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    I am a longtime fan of Clive Barker. He seemed to take a turn with Imagica and the books after that. I really love the early Clive Barker. I met him at a book signing and he was really nice. I think I had about 12 hardbacks and he very nicely signed them all including one to me that he drew an image in. He has written 22 books - that I am aware of.

    Some of my favorites are:

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/galilee-clive-barker/1100237871?ean=9780061684272

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/essential-clive-barker-clive-barker/1103373193?ean=9780062034649

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thief-of-always-clive-barker/1100258519?ean=9780061684265

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sacrament-clive-barker/1100615966?ean=9780061753435

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/great-and-secret-show-clive-barker/1100337023?ean=9780060933166

    Clive Barker, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, playwright, artist, producer, director, screenwriter, and one of the world's master storytellers, writing in the haunting and moving traditions of Poe and Dickens, invites us to join him on a dazzling, wondrous journey through the worlds of his imagination and to experience visions, dreams, love, terror, heaven and hell, and revenge.

    In these stories, the real and the miraculous are within a breath of one another, life gives way to death, and death to life; doorways open into other states of existence, and each doorway leads us back to our own dreams and fears.

    The Essential Clive Barker is an irresistible narrative compendium that superbly represents the impressive quality and range of Barker's fiction, spanning more than twenty years of writing. It contains more than seventy excerpts from novels and plays and four full-length short stories, all personally selected by Barker, and offers a privileged insight into a remarkable writer and his art.

    Debra Harrison
    http://www.bookcollecting101.com

    "I have always imagined Paradise to be a kind of Library" Jorge Louis Borges
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    o_O would you like to rephrase that please 'cos I can't follow what you said :(
     
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    may in know who then writer is as being into deep lust of reading i often get busy with some thing form someone and want to get more about the author amd his work to catch up with ..

    I gave a list of links to some of what I consider to be his best books. Just click on the blue links and go right to Amazon to read more about his books. There should even be an author link at the bottom of the Amazon page. I am almost certain he has his own website - actually it is: http://www.clivebarker.info. Here is an image of Clive


    and his bird awww.bookcollecting101.com_wp_content_uploads_2013_07_clive_barker_and_malingo.jpg
     
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    The Great and Secret Show was just amazing...
     

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