Books by Clive Barker and Complete Book Reviews

Edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison. Tor, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-7653-3542-5
Most of the 22 stories in this tribute to Clive Barker’s novel and film Cabal successfully evoke the feelings of loneliness and persecution that motivate that story’s race of monstrous others, the Nightbreed, after humans destroy their homeland,...
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Clive Barker, Author HarperCollins Publishers $26 (582p) ISBN 978-0-06-017947-2
A family saga isn't what we'd expect from Barker (Sacrament), the most ambitious dark fantasist of our time, but that's what he delivers in his most elegant, and most conventional, novel yet. A Barker family saga is perforce unlike others--and so...
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Clive Barker, Author Poseidon Press $18.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-62688-4
Comprised of a novel and four long stories, this volume is classic Barker, full of lurid, bloody imagery and action involving large-than-life characters. It's great fun and provides plenty of thrills or giggles, depending on how seriously you take...
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Clive Barker, Author . HarperCollins $24.95 (248p) ISBN 978-0-06018-298-4
This offbeat novel in the form of a minor demon's diary may satisfy devoted Barker fans eager for his return to adult fiction after several years writing the Abarat series, but others, especially first-time readers, are likely to find this...
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Clive Barker, Author HarperCollins Publishers $25 (697p) ISBN 978-0-06-017716-4
Horror's wunderkind returns with a spectacular sequel to his masterpiece of dark fantasy, The Great and Secret Show. As before, the saga of how our world commingles with the dream-sea world of Quiddity-and the wondrous, sometimes malevolent lands...
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Clive Barker, Author . HarperCollins $27.95 (688p) ISBN 978-0-06-018297-7
Barker fans may breathe a sigh of relief. That the Walt Disney Company is paying $8 million for ancillary rights to the author's forthcoming for-all-ages novel series, The Arabat Quartet (first volume due out in 2002), doesn't mean the...
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Clive Barker, Author HarperCollins Publishers $25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-017949-6
A giant of horror strides toward mainstream fiction in this awesome but skewed novel. Not that Barker (Everville, etc.) has forsaken the fantastic and outre; but here, the premier metaphysician of dark fantasy mutes his usually riotous imagery,...
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Clive Barker, Author . HarperCollins/Cotler $24.99 (388p) ISBN 978-0-06-028092-5
Like The Thief of Always, Barker's first book for children, this tale finds a bored protagonist venturing into a fantastical world. The novel begins with a rather cryptic scene of three women on a "perilous voyage... [emerging] from the...
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Clive Barker, Author Putnam Publishing Group $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-399-13278-0
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 engrossing, often disturbing and depressing. Horror mavens who enjoy violence and harrowing...
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Clive Barker, Author HarperCollins Publishers $20 (225p) ISBN 978-0-06-017724-9
In a tale that manages to be both cute and horrifying, bestselling novelist and screenwriter Barker ( Imajica ) puts the dark side back into childhood fantasy, recalling the violent undercurrents of the Grimm Brothers' tales and other classics. When
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Clive Barker. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (368p) ISBN 978-1-250-05580-4
Harry D’Amour, the psychically sensitive detective from Barker’s Books of Blood, faces off with Pinhead, the sadistic Cenobite star of the Hellraiser series, in this gory battle royal that takes the reader literally to hell and back. Following a...
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Clive Barker, Author Stealth Press $39.95 (830p) ISBN 978-1-58881-040-3
The playwright, artist, film producer and horror-master extraordinaire makes his original six paperback collections from 1984 and 1985 available in one monstrous volume with Clive Barker's Books of Blood. Barker not only gave ""his blessing"" to
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Clive Barker, Author . HarperCollins $6.99 (431p) ISBN 978-0-06-059637-8
Candy Quackenbush travels from Chickentown, Minn., to a fantastic otherworld of unbelievable characters, including the Lord of Midnight, Christopher Carrion. "The author's imagination runs wild as he conjures some striking imagery." (Bark
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Clive Barker, Author . HarperTrophy $5.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-06-440994-0
When a 10-year-old boy wishes to be delivered from a boring afternoon, a creature takes him to the Holiday House. "Barker masterfully embroiders this fantasy world with a mounting number of grim, even gruesome details," wrote PW, "in a
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Clive Barker, Author HarperCollins Publishers $19.95 (550p) ISBN 978-0-06-016276-4
Early in his new epic novel, Barker describes the thoughts of one of his characters as ``barbaric and baroque''--and the words fairly sum up the book. Down-and-outer Randolph Jaffe works in the dead-letter office in Omaha. Reading through the mass...
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Clive Barker, Author Poseidon Press $18.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-61268-9
This long second novel by Barker, whose first, The Damnation Game, was published earlier this year, is an unusual and not totally convincing mix of adventure and fairy tale. Barker envisions a race of fey folk known as the Seerkind who live...
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Clive Barker. Subterranean (www.subterranean- press.com), $30 (88p) ISBN 978-1-59606-636-6
Horror legend Barker (Hellraiser) builds a world of corruption, decay, political intrigue, and bile-inducing detail in this tightly constructed novella. After introducing Agonistes, an imperfect creation of God who hears the pleas of the wronged and
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Clive Barker, Author, John Bolton, Author, Larry Wachowski, Author and others. Checker $19.95 (196p) ISBN 978-0-9710249-7-7
The stories in this uneven anthology come from the Epic comics series of a decade ago, which was inspired by a continuing series of horror movies, all of which originated in Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart. Though the stories are set in...
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Clive Barker, edited by Phil and Sarah Stokes. Earthling (www.earthlingpub.com), $35 (408p) ISBN 978-0-9795054-4-7
This landmark retrospective comprises twenty-five years of essays and incantations from a modern mastermind of the horror genre. A chance viewing of Jean Cocteau's The Testament of Orpheus as a child planted a seed in Clive Barker that grew into a...
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Clive Barker, Author, J. K. Potter, Illustrator Scream Press $30 (476p) ISBN 978-0-910489-14-0
Published last year in Britain as three paperback originals, these short narratives garnered impressive reviews. This edition, Barker's first hardcover appearance in America, gathers together 16 stories in one volume as the author originally...
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Clive Barker, Author, Frank Muller, Read by , read by Frank Muller. Harper Audio $49.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-694-52401-3
Those with the determination to commit to nearly an entire day of listening will be glad they put forth the effort, because this is one impressive production. Barker's 19th book is an epic saga of Hollywood's underbelly, a dazzling...
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Clive Barker, illus. by Jon Foster. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $30 (96p) ISBN 978-1-59606-595-6
Horror’s characteristic preoccupations with the filth and violation of the human body are present in Barker’s “meditation,” but it is neither horror nor a story in any conventional sense. It has the abstraction of nihilistic philosophy, expressed...
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Clive Barker, Author, Doug Bradley, Performed by , read by Doug Bradley. HarperAudio $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-144558-3
With a bone-chilling opening consisting of a gloomy score and a very angry Doug Bradley (Hellraiser 's Pinhead himself), Barker's latest horror effort is brilliantly realized in this masterful reading. Bradley is inherently creepy as the...
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Clive Barker. Subterranean, $30 (88p) ISBN 978-1-59606-807-0
More a series of vignettes than a structured story, this novella elaborates one of horror maven Barker’s favorite themes: the close proximity of the human and the monstrous. Executed murderer Tom Requiem is resurrected by agents of the Underland to...
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