Clive Barker s Books of Blood

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425083896
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Fiction

Six horror stories deal with a haunted theater, messages from the dead, a series of gruesome subway murders, demons, cannibalism, and a monstrous giant

Clive Barker s Short Stories

Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786493550
Release Date: 2013-11-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Unlike many horror fiction and fantasy writers, Clive Barker is true to the literary heritage of the genre. Though aware of the importance of entertainment in his writing, he embraces the traditional formulas of horror fiction and builds upon them, all the while alluding to the works of Dante, Poe, Mary Shelley, and others. The complexity of Barker's writing is best evidenced in the six volume Books of Blood. Many of these short stories are entertaining hair raisers, yet they do not revel in gratuitous violence, instead relying on style and a masterful sense of language to entertain. This detailed study analyzes the significant themes in Barker's writing, placing him in the British Gothic tradition of Marlowe, Saki and others.

Books of Blood

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780751564020
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Fiction

Volume One of Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood contains the stories: 'The Book of Blood', 'The Midnight Meat Train', 'The Yattering and Jack', 'Pig Blood Blues', 'Sex, Death and Starshine', 'In the Hills, the Cities'. With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. He was hailed by Stephen King as "the future of horror", and won both the British and World Fantasy Awards. Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies like the Hellraiser, Clive Barker has become an industry unto himself. But it all started here, with this tour de force collection that rivals the dark masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe. Read him and rediscover the true meaning of fear.

Clive Barker s the Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
ISBN: 1626410771
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre:

In 1984 the Books of Blood by Clive Barker were published and quickly gained a following worldwide. Literary eminences like Stephen King noticed early on the creativity and powerful prose throughout the Books of Blood, bringing Clive Barker's stories to the forefront of horror fiction. One of these stories was "The Midnight Meat Train" following one Leon Kaufman as he discovers the origins of a series of grizzly subway train murders in New York City... and the controlling forces behind it all. Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition brings the original story back with all-new material: a new afterword written by Clive Barker, seven color paintings based on the story by the author, a new introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes, a foreword by the movie screenplay writer Jeff Buhler, the first complete commercial printing of the movie screenplay, never-before-seen photos, notes, sketches and more. "What Barker does in THE BOOKS OF BLOOD makes the rest of us look like we've been asleep for the last ten years. . . He's an original." - Stephen King "Clive Barker assaults our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether." - Los Angeles Times "Mixing elements of horror, science fiction and surrealist literature, Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and South American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams." - Boston Herald "Barker's eye is unblinking; he drags out our terrors from the shadows and forces us to look upon them and despair or laugh with relief." - The Washington Post "Outstanding...a powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination." - J. G. Ballard "Bloody good fun." - Library Journal

Das scharlachrote Evangelium

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 9783865523808
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fiction

Eine Welt voller Blut und Schrecken - das Evangelium nach Clive Barker ist scharlachrot. Zwei Kultfiguren des Horrorgenres liefern sich den ultimativen Kampf. Harry D'Amour, der Detektiv des Übersinnlichen, stellt sich Pinhead, dem Priester der Hölle. Die letzten sechs Magier der Erde sind vor Angst erstarrt: Ein Priester aus dem Orden der Zenobiten tötet einen nach dem anderen von ihnen. Pinhead ist sein Name, und aus ihren Leichen stiehlt Pinhead alles Wissen, um seine eigenen dämonischen Kräfte zu stärken ... Harry D'Amour ahnt davon nichts, als er das Haus eines Verstorbenen betritt, um dessen ruheloser Seele Frieden zu geben. Doch dann öffnet sich durch die Magie eines dämonischen Würfels ein Riss zwischen dem Totenreich und der realen Welt und Harry erblickt Pinhead - und der kämpft gegen den Satan persönlich! Die Fans von Clive Barker halten den Atem an. Nach vielen Jahren wurde ihr Betteln erhört: Pinhead öffnet die Pforte zu den Zenobiten und zieht Harry D'Amour an Ketten in die Hölle. HIER und HIER die Ankündigung auf der US-Website von Clive Barker. Stephen King: »Clive Barker hat der modernen amerikanischen Literatur ein neues Gesicht gegeben. Lesen Sie ihn.« Quentin Tarantino: »Clive Barker ist der große Visionär unserer Zeit.«

In the Flesh

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743417334
Release Date: 2001-02-01
Genre: Fiction

Horror stories tell of a vicious supernatural killer who stalks a young social worker, two businessmen seduced by a mysterious woman, and a frog race to determine the fate of the world.

Clive Barker s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition B W

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626410844
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Fiction

In 1984 the Books of Blood by Clive Barker were published and quickly gained a following worldwide. Literary eminences like Stephen King noticed early on the creativity and powerful prose throughout the Books of Blood, bringing Clive Barker's stories to the forefront of horror fiction. One of these stories was "The Midnight Meat Train" following one Leon Kaufman as he discovers the origins of a series of grizzly subway train murders in New York City... and the controlling forces behind it all. Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition brings the original story back with all-new material: a new afterword written by Clive Barker, seven color paintings based on the story by the author, a new introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes, a foreword by the movie screenplay writer Jeff Buhler, the first complete commercial printing of the movie screenplay, never-before-seen photos, notes, sketches and more. "What Barker does in THE BOOKS OF BLOOD makes the rest of us look like we've been asleep for the last ten years. . . He's an original." - Stephen King "Clive Barker assaults our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether." - Los Angeles Times "Mixing elements of horror, science fiction and surrealist literature, Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and South American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams." - Boston Herald "Barker's eye is unblinking; he drags out our terrors from the shadows and forces us to look upon them and despair or laugh with relief." - The Washington Post "Outstanding...a powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination." - J. G. Ballard "Bloody good fun." - Library Journal

Abarat

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641134273
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Fiction

In Chickentown, einer ländlichen Kleinstadt in Minnesota, hat Candy sich schon immer fehl am Platz gefühlt. Als sie sich dann auch noch mit ihrer Lehrerin überwirft, beschließt sie, der Schule und allem anderen den Rücken zu kehren. Dass ihr Weg sie allerdings nach Abarat führt, damit hat Candy nicht gerechnet. Trotz der sehr ungewöhlichen Bewohner, der guten Feen, bösen Zauberer und gefährlichen Seeungeheuer, scheint Candy die magische Insellandschaft Abarat merkwürdig vertraut. Doch nicht jeder freut sich über ihre Ankunft dort, und schon bald ist Candy auf der Flucht vor dem finsteren Fürsten der Mitternacht ...

Tonight Again Tales of Love Lust and Everything in Between

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications
ISBN: 1788580052
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Fiction

Tonight, Again marks Clive Barker's first collection since the Books of Blood over 25 years ago. It contains more than thirty primarily erotic short stories and vignettes (most of them previously unpublished), along with explicit illustrations by the author in his signature style. As an exploration of extremes, in lush prose and evocative images, Tonight, Again is not to be missed by the author's many fans.

Clive Barker s Hellraiser The Dark Watch

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
ISBN: 9781613982136
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The new high priest of Hell has been revealed: Harry D'Amour. As the former detective tries to adjust to his new life, he is besieged by constant assassination attempts by other Cenobites while his former human allies fight amongst themselves. Meanwhile, as soldiers from other dimensions encroach upon the Labyrinth, D'Amour is going to have to raise an army, whether he likes it or not. Also, what does he know about the whereabouts of Kirsty Cotton and Elliott Spencer? Clive Barker, Brandon Seifert, and Tom Garcia continue their exploration of the HELLRAISER mythos.