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Cabal

by Clive Barker

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    In Silent Graves by Gary A. Braunbeck (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: In Silent Graves and Cabal have many plot points in common, though the stories are executed in very different ways.
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Muy buena historia... y una fatalmente mala traducción a cargo de Plaza ( )
  Don.A | Apr 1, 2013 |
*note to self.copy from Al.
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Have you ever wondered whether the things that can only come out at night really exist?
Well in the town of Midian not only do they exist but they have made a home there. Those who belong with them know that Midian is a safe place for those that are made of humanity's nightmares.

When Boone is confided in by his therapist that he believes that Boone has committed a series of brutal murders, Boone unsuccessfully tries to take his own life. While in the hospital he hears of Midian and believes that as a murderer he would be welcome in a place of horrors. Sadly, he is wrong.

This was creepy. Very creepy. ( )
  ChelleBearss | Mar 20, 2013 |
Clive Barker's writing style impresses: His words are strong, raw, and blunt, while managing to still keep a literary feel to them, (although they're overdone at times, seemingly to exasperate disgust). In Cabal, (the entire work), particularly, he uses the technique of brutal wording to seduce the reader into dark, imaginative worlds bordering between the dredges of reality and the dredges of hell -- an admirable feat he is able to accomplish. Sewn together, he pulls you into the void with him.

His plots are intricately and creatively woven along with his language, creating an atmosphere apropos to the theme largely at hand in this book: Death in many perspectives. Barker did well to tie up loose ends while still leaving them quite loose at the end of every story. I was expecting all stories to coincide with one another, and yet I closed the book satisfied.

Good book -- creative, unnerving, and well-written. ( )
  fluidly | Dec 26, 2011 |
Muy buena historia... y una fatalmente mala traducción a cargo de Plaza ( )
  AlejandroAlarcn | Dec 19, 2011 |
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We are all imaginary animals...
-Domingo d'Ybarrondo, A Bestiary of the Soul
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For Annie
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Of all the rash and midnight promises made in the name of love, none, Boone now knew, was more certain to be broken than "I'll never leave you."
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Collection consisting of Cabal; How spoilers bleed; The last illusion; The life of death; Twilight at the towers
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Believing himself responsible for horrific crimes, Boone secludes himself in a remote Canadian necropolis, pursued by hunters and a woman who loves him, in a short novel accompanied by four short stories

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