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Books Of Blood 4-6 (1988)

by Clive Barker

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  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Clive Barker has one of the best writing styles in literature that I know of. His stories are always mesmerizing to read, no matter what he writes. That is one of the things that has elevated his "Books of Blood" series into a legendary status among horror enthusiasts.

These latter Books of Blood are a bit uneven storywise. Interestingly, the best stories of the omnibus seem to be condensed into the fifth book of blood. There we find the dense and amazing "The forbidden", which was to become the movie "Candyman", the weird, sexual, and agonizing "The Madonna", the unsually funny "Babel's Children" (Barker shows his humorous side, which is too often buried), and "In the Flesh", the strongest tale of the book, which manifests all of Barker's fortes: The weird, the psychological, and the mundane turned evil.

The other two books of blood are not quite up to the par of the fifth, but are interesting reads nonetheless. ( )
  JapaG | Nov 24, 2008 |
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Here are the stories written on the Book of Blood. They are a map of that dark highway that leads out of life towards unknown destinations. Few will have to take it. Most will go peacefully along lamplit streets, ushered out of living with prayers and caresses. But for a few, the horrors will come, skipping, to fetch them off to the highway of the damned ...From the brilliant World Fantasy Award winner Clive Barker come fourteen spine-chilling stories of darkness unleashed, gathered together in one volume for the first time. These are visionary tales of terror which will curdle the very marrow in your bones ...

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From World Fantasy Award-winning author Clive Barker comes a collection of fourteen horror and ghost stories to chill the blood. This is the second omnibus in the 'Books of Blood' sequence.

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