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Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker

Coldheart Canyon (edition 2001)

by Clive Barker

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  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
in my opinion not his best work, it seems to me like a cheaper version of his great books like Imajica or the great and secret show.
The only good things is the reflexions on fiction and reality, the illusion of the cinema world wich we know Barker works in. ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |
Strange... I loved the tile mural and all the history and craziness that surrounded it, but I could have done without the rest of the plot. ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
A great example of a good book that really needed an editor. Was a real chore getting through it, especially when all it's secrets were revealed by 300 pages in.....with 400 pages left to go. ( )
  erikschreppel | Apr 10, 2013 |
*note to self. Copy from A. (different cover) scan later. ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Barker's new novel is a ferocious indictment of (and backhanded tribute to) Hollywood Babylon, depicted through Barker's glorious imagination as a nexus of human and inhuman evil where fleshly pursuits corrupt the spirit. It's also one ripping ghost story, spooky and suspenseful, as well as a departure for Barker in that here, as never before, the fantastic mingles with the real, kind of.... a fluid writing style; a canvas whose twisted originality rivals Bosch; a depth of theme; and an understanding of the human yearning for good and evil alike—they add up to a royal flush, one of the most accomplished, and most notable, novels of the year.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 006103018X, Mass Market Paperback)

Film's most popular action hero needs a place to heal after surgery that has gone terribly wrong. His fiercely loyal agent finds him just such a place in a luxurious, forgotten mansion high in the Hollywood Hills. But the original owner of the mansion was a beautiful woman devoted to pleasure at any cost, and the terrible legacy of her deed has not yet died. There are ghosts and monsters haunting Coldheart Canyon, where nothing is forbidden.

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After a run of failed moves, Todd Pickett finds himself used up by the very system which turned him into a star. In a desperate attempt to regain his lost beauty, Picket has surgery that goes grotesquely wrong. Attempting to hide, he finds himself in Coldheart Canyon, a place which lies somewhere between life and death, reality and illusion, where the great legends of a forgotten Hollywood are waiting to educate him in the bitter business of a life after fame.… (more)

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