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Synopsis: 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
Title: The Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3
Book Condition: New
Book Description Dorset. Book Condition: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # E-01-01-04-0388
Book Description Barnes and Noble, NEW YORK, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Book with slight marks to front endpaper, slightly cocked. Dustwrapper immaculate - FINE condition. Bookseller Inventory # 001605
Book Description Barnes & Noble Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Eric Eiser (illustrator). No Edition Stated. Slight tipped spine. Corners have rubbing. Jacket edges have minor wear. Novel. Hard cover. shelf WW-3. Bookseller Inventory # 5222d
Book Description Dorset 1991, 1991. ISBN# 0-88029-739-5. HC. 462pp. Complete & Unabridged. VG-F wi/light spine slant at top in DJ wi/small back flap crnr crease/some flap edge crimping. Bookseller Inventory # 989009
Book Description Dorset 1991-01-01, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0880297395 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0880297395
Book Description Dorset, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020880297395
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