By Clive Barker
In 1986, Clive Barker exploded onto the bestseller lists together with his wonderful novel The Damnation online game. Now for the 1st time in hardcover comes an omnibus variation of The Books of Blood, the 3 collections of brief tales initially released in paperback that heralded Clive Barker's effective debut at the horror scene.
The Books of Blood mixed the normal with the extreme whereas radiating the eroticism that has turn into Barker's signature. Weaving stories of the standard global reworked into an unrecognizable position, the place cause not exists and good judgment ceases to give an explanation for the workings of the universe, Clive Barker proves himself once more a grasp of the style.
From an historic Roman statue that steals the soul as a way to live on, to an outdated theatre the place evil makes longdead video clips stars come again to lifestyles to satisfy its personal lethal function, to Rawhide Rex, whose massive strength brings loss of life to these he catches and madness to people who get away, The Books Of Blood resonates with a bone-chilling terror that's not for the faint heart.
Never one to shrink back from the incredible or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes lifestyles into our private, darkest nightmares, growing visions which are instantaneously terrifying, delicate, and witty. The Books of Blood confirmes what horror fanatics all over have found: we are going to be listening to from Clive Barker for a few years to return.
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