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Mister B. Gone

by Clive Barker

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A medieval devil speaks directly to the reader, his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next, in a memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. The demon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror, turning the book itself into a dangerous object, laced with menace only too ready to break free and exert its power.… (more)
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How do I say this? If you are a bookworm, a bibliophile or a writer or daydreamer, reading this book will give you a new appreciation of the power of words and just how influential the words on paper can be. This is a funny book and I would be fascinated to hear an audible version of this book. If you’ve never read a book that breaks the fourth wall, it might be uncomfortable for you, but lovers of horror will be charmed by the detailed descriptions of grotesquery. Clive Barker once again gives a pleasantly disturbing view of demons and makes them in some ways someone you can root for in the end. Favorite quote, “To say you are excrement would be an insult to the product of my bowels.” Lolz ( )
  Ladymoiraina2829 | May 22, 2021 |
Ok but I honestly wasn't that impressed with this one. He's definitely done better in my opinion ( )
  Damiella | Aug 18, 2020 |
Loved it. I thought it was quite innovative. ( )
  LynnK. | Aug 4, 2020 |
An amazing romp through the demonic and The Middle Ages where Barker weaves his magic and battle between good and evil. His character, Jakabok Botch is one of the finest portrayals that I've seen that adds a fine measure of credence and power to bring the most out of his tale. Additionally, the plot devices and changes of scene are welcomed and great. This is a top-notch book. Barker fans should flock to this one and those wanting to explore him will do well to start here.

4.5 stars- FULLY earned. ( )
  DanielSTJ | Aug 29, 2019 |
Very cool premise, but it lacked the thrill it seemed to think it had, plus it took a long while to get to the meat of the story. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Jul 12, 2019 |
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For Emilian David Armstrong, With my love and thanks to Pamela Robinson
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BURN THIS BOOK.
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A medieval devil speaks directly to the reader, his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next, in a memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. The demon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror, turning the book itself into a dangerous object, laced with menace only too ready to break free and exert its power.

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You hold in your hands not a book at all, but a terrifying embodiment of purest evil. Can you feel the electric tingle in your fingers as you are absorbed by the demon Jakabok's tale of his unintentional ascent from the depths of the Inferno? Do you sense the cold dread worming its way into your bloodstream, your sinews, the marrow of your bones as you read more deeply into his earthly education and unspeakable acts? The filth you now grasp has been waiting patiently for you for nearly six hundred years. And now, before you are completely in its thrall, you would do well to follow the foul creature's admonition and destroy this abomination of ink and paper before you turn a single leaf and are lost forever.



You have been warned.
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