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Clive Barker (1)

This page covers the author of Weaveworld.

For other authors named Clive Barker, see the disambiguation page.

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Critics of the horror story have frequently called Clive Barker the "British Stephen King". Born in Liverpool in 1952, Barker attended the University of Liverpool but moved to London in 1977, where he worked as a commercial artist and became involved with the avant-garde theatrical community. Primarily a playwright during this period, he also produced short fiction that he would eventually publish as part of his six-volume collection titled Books of Blood (1984-85). More than any other author of contemporary horror fiction, Barker has had a major impact on the direction of the genre. He has introduced strong elements of sex and graphic violence into his fiction, but these elements are employed with an artistic objective. Barker underscores his work with complex subtextual metaphors and artistic allusions. Preoccupied with the craft of writing and with its effect on the reader, Barker is an innovator of formula and genre, often parodying the former in order to change the philosophical contour of the latter. Barker has achieved commercial success not only with his short fiction but also with his novels, which tend to be epic in scope and to blend elements of horror with those of high fantasy. Barker is one of the more influential voices in horror cinema, having written and directed a number of films. His printed works include The Candle in the Cloud, Absolute Midnight, The Scarlet Gospels, and Black is the Devil's Rainbow: Tales of a Journeyman. His films include Dread, Tortured Souls: Animae Damanatae, and Hellraiser. (Bowker Author Biography) Clive Barker was born in October, 1952, in Liverpool, England, and graduated from Liverpool University. While a student, the resourceful Barker formed a theater company as an outlet for his career as a budding playwright. After minor success with several plays such as "Frankenstein in Love," Barker vaulted onto the horror fiction scene with the publication of his short stories, "The Books of Blood." Later books such as "The Damnation Game," "Imajica," and "Everville" have further established his reputation as a Master of Horror. Barker gained further popularity with several motion picture projects. Unhappy with previous film versions of his works, he chose to direct the successful movie "Hellraiser," which generated a string of sequels. In addition to writing and directing, Barker has produced several of the movies in both the "Hellraiser" and "Candyman" series. Besides his writing and film activities, the multitalented Barker is an actor and illustrator, with several published volumes of his artwork. Barker is a recipient of British Fantasy awards and a World Fantasy award, and resides in Los Angeles. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Weaveworld… (more)
Weaveworld 4,063 copies, 50 reviews
Abarat 3,629 copies, 85 reviews
The Great and Secret Show 3,113 copies, 11 reviews
The Thief of Always 2,941 copies, 63 reviews
Imajica 2,910 copies, 35 reviews
The Hellbound Heart 2,455 copies, 62 reviews
Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War 2,410 copies, 38 reviews
Books of Blood 1-3 2,364 copies, 30 reviews
The Damnation Game 2,215 copies, 21 reviews
Everville 1,951 copies, 11 reviews
Mister B. Gone 1,638 copies, 66 reviews
Cabal 1,636 copies, 18 reviews
Coldheart Canyon 1,376 copies, 23 reviews
Sacrament 1,341 copies, 17 reviews
Galilee 1,331 copies, 10 reviews
Books of Blood, Vol. 4 1,300 copies, 10 reviews
Books of Blood, Vol. 1 1,263 copies, 25 reviews
Books of Blood, Vol. 5 1,182 copies, 11 reviews
Books of Blood, Vol. 2 (Author) 823 copies, 11 reviews
Imajica: The Fifth Dominion 736 copies, 4 reviews
Books of Blood, Vol. 3 729 copies, 6 reviews
The Scarlet Gospels 646 copies, 31 reviews
Cabal {collection} 640 copies, 4 reviews
Abarat: Absolute Midnight 608 copies, 16 reviews
Books of Blood 4-6 565 copies, 2 reviews
Imajica: The Reconciliation 498 copies, 4 reviews
Clive Barker's The Thief Of Always (Graphic Novel) (Original author) 348 copies, 8 reviews
Books of Blood, Vol. 6 283 copies, 4 reviews
Incarnations 252 copies
Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show, Vol. 1 (Original author) 214 copies, 2 reviews
Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror 184 copies, 2 reviews
Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Collected Best, Vol. 1 (Concept creator) 131 copies, 1 review
Hellraiser (Director) 124 copies, 2 reviews
Books of Blood 1-6 115 copies, 1 review
Candyman [1992 film] (executive producer) 113 copies
Clive Barker's Tapping the Vein 84 copies, 4 reviews
Night Visions 4: Hardshell (Editor; Introduction) 79 copies
The Yattering and Jack [Graphic Novel] (Original author) 71 copies, 1 review
The Complete Clive Barker's Great and Secret Show (Original author) 64 copies, 2 reviews
Hellbound: Hellraiser II [1988 film] (executive producer) 54 copies
Clive Barkers Age of Desire 50 copies, 2 reviews
Masters of Darkness III 50 copies, 2 reviews
Clive Barker, Illustrator (Illustrator) 48 copies
Weaveworld / Cabal (Author) 48 copies
Lord of Illusion 46 copies, 1 review
Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed (Introduction) 44 copies, 1 review
Son of Celluloid (Original author) 41 copies, 1 review
Tapping the Vein 1 40 copies, 2 reviews
Infernal Parade 40 copies, 2 reviews
Lord of Illusions [1995 film] (Director) 37 copies
Dread 37 copies
Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Book 1 (Editor; Author) 36 copies
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth [1992 film] (executive producer) 35 copies
Tonight, Again (Author) 34 copies, 1 review
Rawhead Rex 32 copies
Tapping the Vein 3 31 copies, 1 review
Tapping the Vein 2 30 copies, 1 review
Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition (Author (short story); Cover artist) 30 copies
Clive Barker's The Thief of Always, Book 1 (Original author) 27 copies, 1 review
Revelations (Author) 27 copies
Nightbreed [Theatrical Cut] (Director) 26 copies
Tapping the Vein 4 25 copies, 1 review
Hellraiser: The Toll (Story) 25 copies, 1 review
The Midnight Meat Train {2008 film} (Producer/Story) 21 copies, 1 review
Nightbreed: The Director's Cut (Director) 16 copies
The Forbidden 15 copies
Hellraiser / Nightbreed: Jihad, Book 2 (Concept creator) 15 copies
The Body Book 14 copies
Sangre II 14 copies
Hellraiser / Nightbreed: Jihad, Book 1 (Concept creator) 14 copies
Clive Barker's The Thief of Always, Book 3 (Original author) 13 copies
Rawhead Rex (Screenwriter) 12 copies
Clive Barker's Nightbreed Archive Vol. 1 (Screenplay writer) 12 copies
Clive Barker's The Thief of Always, Book 2 (Original author) 12 copies
Clive Barker Omnibus 11 copies, 2 reviews
Night Fears 11 copies
Hellraiser 1-3 10 copies
Lost Souls 8 copies, 1 review
Nightbreed 8 copies
Sangre 7 copies
Haeckel's Tale 6 copies, 1 review
Crazyface 6 copies
Messenger 5 copies
Final Act 5 copies
Animal Life 4 copies
Abarat Map 4 copies
The Departed 3 copies
Human Remains 3 copies
Down Satan! 2 copies
Imajica: Annotated Edition (Author) 2 copies
Scapegoats 2 copies
Primal #1 1 copy
Sangre 1 copy
Rare flesh 1 copy
The Sandman: The Doll's House (Introduction) 8,073 copies, 140 reviews
The Sandman: Book of Dreams (Illustrator) 2,000 copies, 20 reviews
King Rat (Introduction, some editions) 1,969 copies, 56 reviews
The Living Dead (Contributor) 897 copies, 20 reviews
30 Days of Night (Introduction, some editions) 882 copies, 35 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Contributor) 781 copies, 20 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 694 copies, 13 reviews
Death: The Deluxe Edition (Illustrator) 602 copies, 8 reviews
The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror (Contributor, some editions) 546 copies, 3 reviews
I Shudder at Your Touch (Contributor) 531 copies, 7 reviews
The New Weird (Contributor) 511 copies, 13 reviews
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (Cover artist, some editions) 341 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (Contributor) 337 copies, 7 reviews
Dark Delicacies (Contributor) 266 copies, 5 reviews
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (Contributor; Contributor) 210 copies, 1 review
Revelations (Contributor; Cover artist, some editions) 208 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (Contributor) 193 copies, 2 reviews
Splatterpunks: Extreme Horror (Contributor) 164 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (Contributor) 157 copies, 3 reviews
Hellbound Hearts (Foreword) 150 copies, 6 reviews
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (Contributor) 125 copies, 4 reviews
Little Deaths (Contributor) 123 copies, 1 review
Cutting Edge (Contributor) 121 copies
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (Contributor) 118 copies, 4 reviews
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (Contributor) 118 copies, 2 reviews
Silver Scream (Contributor) 106 copies, 2 reviews
A Taste for Blood (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Terror (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
Foundations of Fear (Contributor) 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Reel Stuff (Contributor) 82 copies
Night Screams (Contributor) 78 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (Contributor) 76 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (Contributor) 76 copies, 2 reviews
Between Time and Terror (Contributor) 74 copies
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Anthology) (Contributor) 69 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (Contributor) 65 copies
The Medusa In The Shield (Dark Descent) (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film (Contributor) 60 copies
Shivers VII (Contributor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
The Dead That Walk: Flesh-Eating Stories (Contributor) 54 copies, 1 review
Sleepwalkers [1992 film] (Actor) 52 copies
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
Best New Horror 4 (Contributor) 51 copies
Dancing With the Dark (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Classic Science Fiction (Contributor) 49 copies
The Mists from Beyond (Contributor) 47 copies
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (Mammoth Books) (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
Horror: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
Turn Down the Lights (Contributor) 42 copies, 4 reviews
Dark Screams: Volume Four (Contributor) 39 copies, 12 reviews
A Death Gallery #1 (Illustrator) 36 copies, 1 review
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (Contributor) 32 copies, 2 reviews
The Complete Masters of Darkness (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear (some editions) 30 copies, 1 review
Mirror Mirror 2 (Contributor) 27 copies
Dark Terrors 2 (Contributor) 23 copies
Nursery Crimes (Contributor) 23 copies, 1 review
Horrorology (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
The Giant Book of Terror (Contributor) 20 copies
Reading Stephen King (Author) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Summer Chills (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
Masques V (Cover artist, some editions) 19 copies, 1 review
By Horror Haunted (Contributor) 17 copies
Detours (Author) 14 copies
Dark Screams: Volume Ten 12 copies, 2 reviews
Gaslight and Ghosts (Contributor) 9 copies
Legacies (Contributor) 8 copies
Escalofríos (Contributor) 6 copies
Scales and Tales: Finding Forever Homes (Author, some editions) 6 copies
Dread [2009 Movie] (Producer) 6 copies
The Plague [2006 Film] (Producer) 5 copies
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