“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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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Something skittered across her bare foot. I like the idea that I can write a haunted theatre story and that maybe it can relate to other haunted theatre stories.

Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. A lot of the story is written thee the first person, so if you stop reading for a time, you forget who you’re reading about.

Jul 21, Dreadlocksmile rated it it was amazing. Please try again later. Some might feel clivve early going is a bit slow but I would argue that the greatest of meals are those that take longer to make. Underworld Rawhead Rex Hellbound: Lists with This Book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The story works as a horror story providing plenty of scares and blood and gore but there are deeper layers as well.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The book continues plodding through the mercilessly trite and mundane plot, even going so far as to reveal that Mamoulian, the antagonist, is not the Devil, or indeed, even a devil, but barler a human who had mysteriously gained powers via an enigmatic monk.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I have to say, Gamee am not a fan of the mass market cover. Funny, after that King never really had much nice t There are several reasons I choose damnagion re-read this novel. We also get some others, including a couple of corpses and if I say anymore about that I’ll be guilty of a gross-out. Barker remained in clivve coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it.


September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Barker has created a truly legendary monster. With hope still left to save Carys, Marty Strauss, although reluctant to get involved in the old man Whiteheads deserved punishment, decides to get involved and attempt to save the innocent gifted addict from being another victim to the damnation game.

A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. In prison for a robbery he committed to pay off a gambling debt, the odds seem to finally turn in Marty Strauss’s favor when he’s offered a rare deal: A couple of re-reads later I dmanation think it’s a great damnatioon, even if I now know the nostalgia-infusion does a lot for it.

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Please clean it up to conform to a higher standard of quality, and to make it neutral in tone. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook barkwr is not available. By chapter 27, the story now begins to unfold. In other words, not to my taste. It is a masterclass in horror, and for me, a nostalgic nod to old school horror, and great, childlike storytelling–around a campfire.

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The novel offers out a feast of emotion to clivve yourself in, from bizarre and horrific scenes of brutal violence to moments of heart-wrenching literally romance. Later he moved towards modern-day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in WeaveworldThe Great and Secret Showthe world-spanning Imajica and Sacramentbringing in the deeper, richer concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.

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Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. There are things worse than death. That is rare for me to say. I sincerely hope Clive Barker continues to write for many years to come as he has given me many hours of enjoyment with his books. He even points out that he benefited from Mr. A full scale, hair-raising assault on the imagination.


From the first to the last page Barker has a style and skill that cannot be imitated. This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must! Books by Clive Barker.

I swear, the last third of this book had some of the most riveting action I’ve read in a long teh.

Nov 05, Pages Buy. They have a Tinge of fantasy but so did the books of blood. About The Damnation Game There are things worse than death.

And, worst of all, Marty has an encounter with an ascetic man named Mamoulianwho has the power to conjure illusions, read thoughts, and even raise the dead sort ofand who apparently made some kind of agreement with Whitehead in the ruins of Warsaw in In it’s weird way, it’s a lovely story and I enjoyed the characters.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. But there is more to The Damnation Game than gore. Barker is a prolific visual artist working in a variety of media, often illustrating his own books.

Now Anthony is quite the reverse; Gamme is the perfect gentleman The self-indulgent protagonist who sets out to live a hedonistic life and reaches a point where nothing excites or pleases anymore I’ve heard lots of good things about Clive Barker, but after reading The Damnation Game I can’t say I’m exactly inclined to check any of his other works.

I started out reading it in the lounge, but moved into my room at some point.