“A deliciously scary tale Barker’s brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before.” —Whitley Streiber. “One of the. Barker has generated acclaim and controversy with his dozens of shorter works published in the six Books of Blood.” His rather long first novel is often. Description. The Damnation Game. By Clive Barker. Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of.

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This was my first Clive Barker book and I’m already listening the next one: Ships from and sold by Amazon. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The dribbles from the toilet had become a stream, as if the sewers had backed up and were discharging their contents at her feet. Certainly the scene where Mamoulian first shows up at the mansion is horrendously detailed in its gruesomeness.

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To bxrker build horror from such a dogma is impressive indeed! Barker, in general, is a heck of a lot better writer than fellow horror icon Stephen King except in King’s short stories. The ending was not what I expected. I think like many people King thought Barker was a great short story author but not as good at the novels.

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I read it for the adrenaline genres week in my Reader’s Advisory class. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Based on detailed premises, titles and lead characters he created specifically for this, the four interrelated titles — set outside the Marvel universe — were Ectokid, Elegantly written and orchestrated, this is high quality stuff deserving of its status as a classic.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I was disappointed in Marty’s I have to say, I am not a fan of the mass market bqrker.

Cllve Choose a language for shopping. They have a Tinge of fantasy but so did the books of blood. Wormy shapes moved in it.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I sincerely hope Clive Baeker continues to write for many years to come as he has given me many hours of enjoyment with his books. Prior to this, I read the first four volumes in the Books of Blood series. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Death and damnation hang at the end of every chapter.


This first novel presents a theme which has reappeared in many of hi The Damnation Game bleeds the dark, sensual eroticism and morbid imagination that has become the Barker signature. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Creatures that could be found in no sane zoology: But it was somehow more than th Absolutely excellent book.

Funny, after that King never really had much nice t There are several reasons I choose to re-read this novel. Don’t have a Kindle? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It’s probably the worst book I’ve actually finished, so I did at least make it to the end, I’m not sure why.

If finally we look for a source of malice, we look for lovelessness Did not understand it, but loved it. Oct 11, Leon rated it it was amazing. After winning the Card game the thief assumes the Card player’s lcive but even after sixty years the thief cannot escape the devil’s due.

Barker also has an eye for the truly horrific image — a admnation dog eating its own hindquarters — and delivers what may be the highest maggot-count in history without it seeming pointless verbal shoveling.