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eBook Clive Barker's Books of Blood 1 ePub
Author: Clive Barker
Language: English
ISBN: 0425083896
ISBN13: 978-0425083895
Publisher: Berkley (June 1, 1986)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 356
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ePub file: 1583 kb
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Books of Blood are a series of horror fiction collections written by the British author Clive Barker

Books of Blood are a series of horror fiction collections written by the British author Clive Barker. Each volume contains four or five stories. The volume 1–3 omnibus was published with a foreword by Barker's fellow Liverpudlian horror writer Ramsey Campbell.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The most provocative tales of terror ever published. The Washington Post Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened.

Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden. I did a story called 'Son of Celluloid', I guess in the Volume 3 of 'The Books of Blood' which is about a cancer which does movie star impersonations in an old cinema

Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden. I did a story called 'Son of Celluloid', I guess in the Volume 3 of 'The Books of Blood' which is about a cancer which does movie star impersonations in an old cinema. And it turned on the possibilities, of one point at which this cancer which walks and talks and does Dumbo, Astaire and a great Monroe and a wonderful John Wayne, says I am a dreaming disease, no wonder I love the movies.

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Printed in the United States of America. For information address Stealth Press, 128 East Grant Street, Lancaster, PA 17602-2854 (ww. tealthpress.

Books of Blood Series. 6 primary works, 9 total works. Books of Blood: Volume Two. by Clive Barker. Book 1. Books of Blood: Volume One. Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we'r. ore. Shelve Books of Blood: Volume One. Want to Read.

Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English playwright, novelist, film director, and visual artist. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was also the executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters.

Hardback copy of Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Vol 1 (Still Intact). Hope you enjoy this book. Also by Clive Barker in Macdonald: Clive barker’s books of blood. Volume Two. Clive barker’s books of blood. A heavy book, and a 10mm diameter rod (inside spine). Volume I. Every body is a book of blood; Wherever we’re opened, we’re red. To my mother and father.

Clive Barker Books Of Blood Vol 1. Every body is a book of blood; Wherever we’re opened, we’re re. Here’s another taste of what you can expect from Clive Barker: ‘Each man, woman and child in that seething tower was sightless. They saw only through the eyes of the city. They were thoughtless, but to think the city’s thoughts. And they believed themselves deathless, in their lumbering, relentless strength. Vast and mad and deathless. You see that Barker is as powerfully visionary as he is gruesome. One more quote, from yet another story: ‘What would a Resurrection be without a few laughs?’

Six horror stories include "The Book of Blood," "The Midnight Meat Train," "The Yattering and Jack," "Pig Blood Blues," "Sex, Death, and Starshine," and "In the Hills, the Cities." Reprint.
Unbelievable. I'm a very slow reader, and I read this book cover to cover in about 3 days. I couldn't put it down. Clive Barker can honestly do no wrong. I read "Hell Bound Heart" and then purchased "Books of Blood." I didn't think another book could measure up to "Hell Bound Heart," but this one came pretty close. I love the way Clive Barker writes. The way he writes is so immersive and terrifying. He destroys your expectations and he keeps you salivating for more and more terror.

Basically books of blood is a collection of 25-30 page short stories. Each short story is extremely horrific, graphic, and deliciously creepy.

My favorite was story "Dread." Not only did it keep me up at night, but I remember driving to work the day after reading it and letting the horror pass through my mind over and over again. The following day, "Dread" still had its hold on me. I couldn't shake the horror, I couldn't shake terror and I couldn't wait another hour before reading another story.

To make a long story a short story....READ THIS BOOK!
About the only thing I would change if I could is to get a hard back version of this collection. The paperback version I do have is great, and at just over 500 pages, a nice collection of short stories. To read the stories behind the films like Book Of Blood, and Midnight Meat train is both revealing and never disappointing. Its hard to convey what Barker does in written format, but distinctly individual is an understatement. To call his writing painting with words is not far of the mark, but it still does not convey the way he writes. In a way it is like a cross between MR James and HP Lovecraft; utterly unique is still only part of the way to convey his writing style. If you have seen Book of Blood and Midnight Meat train, then reading the short story behind it is so very rewarding. The word mythology does come closer to conveying what Barker does in Books of Blood volumes 1-3, but the best way to perceive it as painting with words. One thing is sure, if film makers use the stories here as jumping off points for more film projects, the films will be stunning and superb. If you like the clarity that Graham Masterton produces in novels, then you will love the work in Books of Blood, guaranteed to be a unique experience.
Clive Barker is best known for the Hellraiser movies which is sort of a mixed blessing. I assume he's made piles of cash off of Pinhead and his fellow Cenobites, but Barker's real strength lies in his writing, most of which is far more visceral than overt and just wouldn't translate well to the big screen. He isn't so much a horror author as an amazing writer who happens to set most of his tales in the horror genre. Even his mediocre stories consist of a decent hook bolsterd by clever pose and imagery ranging from artfully understated to squirm-inducingly vivid. As it turned out I'd already read some of these stories as part of another Barker collection ('Books of Blook vol. 5' contains the same stories as 'The Inhuman Condition', I believe), but it was fun to revisit them. Stand-out stories include 'Revelations' (I love Barker's take on ghosts and hauntings), 'Down Satan!' (a quick little tale about obsession), 'In the Flesh' (a weird tale that would have done H.P. Lovecraft proud), and 'The Life of Death' (a great demonstration of the fine art of dread). Long story short, Barker rules.

James Pratt, author of 'Horrible Stories for Terrible People. Vols. 1 and 2'
There is some good stuff in this book, and even a few moments of greatness. But also some mediocre stuff too. I didn't dislike any of it, but I feel over all it's inferior in many ways to the first 3 volumes. The Forbidden is a major standout here however, the short than inspired the CandyMan films. This, in my opinion, is one of Barker's absolute best short horror stories. The atmosphere was excellent, with a creeping sense of dread throughout and just extremely well written. A very intelligent horror story.

Reading through In the Flesh made me seriously feel like I was reading a Stephen King story. That's not an insult in any way, it's a good story, and a good bit different than the typical gory, surreal horror Barker is more known for in those early years.

The Inhuman Condition was also pretty solid. And I feel it could have made for an excellent horror film no less.

The Body Politic. The idea behind this story is unsettling, but it's so absolutely outlandish both in concept and in execution that it was honestly pretty difficult to take it too seriously. I ended up coming away from it feeling like I'd read a horror-comedy, even parody. It was entertaining however.

Revelations. This one was pretty good, even if a bit bland. A more traditional ghost story, kept me interested, but wasn't anything special.

Some of the rest of the stories are pretty decent, others even better. But overall I can't help but feel slightly let down by the overall package. Especially coming off the bat from the exquisitely excellent Vols. 1-3. The Forbidden aside, I just don't think this set of tales stacks up the majority of those before them. A good read all the same though. I do recommend it.
Years ago, if you asked me to read a Fiction book, I would laugh in your face. I hated fiction up until now. Clive Barker has captivated my imagination with this book, grotesque stories that are gripping, imaginative, mortifying, and a bit sexy all in one. This book is amazing, captivating. Worth every penny, and very fun to read. It will take your imagination to a different place from where it would normally travel, and the book absorbs you. If you liked Hellraiser, and wanted to immerse yourself in Clive Barker's wors a bit more, this is perfect. I would read this again, and re-read it again when I want to. This book to me is an A Plus Short Story Horror/Suspense book. I haven't tried reading a full, long book of his yet, for example the Damnation Game, but I am interested now. Don't hesitate to pick this one up.
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