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Coldheart Canyon

by Clive Barker

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Film's most popular action hero needs a place to heal after his surgery 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 deeds has not yet died. There are ghosts and monsters haunting Coldheart Canyon, where nothing is forbidden . . . Clive Barker's Coldheart Canyon showcases the boldly innovative New York Times bestselling master at the very top of his formidable and frightening skills. Clive Barker is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books for adults and children. He is also a widely acclaimed artist, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.… (more)
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Extremely interesting premise that goes on for far too long. There were about four different times that this novel could have ended satisfactorily, but it just.kept.going. ( )
  LynnMPK | Jun 30, 2023 |
One of Barker's most underrated yet masterful works, COLDHEART CANYON is overflowing with unrelenting imagination from its moving beginning to its tearful end and all the ghostly depravity in between. ( )
  Birdo82 | Jan 22, 2023 |
Perfect Barker level gross/sexy. ( )
  Carmentalie | Jun 4, 2022 |
Mesmerizing. Intriguing. Compulsive. Frightening.

Loved the coherence of the overall story. Plot kept interest high. Many times difficult to put down.
Never a set plotline so each turn of the page was a treat and unexpected move.
Highly recommended.
  ravenshaman | Feb 21, 2022 |
The most visceral ghost story I've ever read, which is probably why it's my favorite. As is usually the case, Barker comes up with new angles to the premise that highlights how unoriginal most writers are, such as the tiled chamber that transports those within to a hellscape frozen in time, or the warped hybrids resulting from celebrity dalliances in beastiality, ideas with teeth that land like a bracing slap in the face after you've been long-anesthetized by the anemic "young adult" baby food that clogs every shelf in the bookstore.

The most effective thing about the novel is how savagely it critiques Hollywood narcissism; the reader ends up amazed the denizens of Tinsel Town manage to produce even decent movies, much less great ones, considering the absurd realpolitik of the process. If I have to level one criticism of the book, it would be that Tammy, an obsessed fan of the protagonist, falls out of love with him a little too easily. There are points where its hard to buy her as the voice of reason without going through a little more growing. ( )
1 vote Bret_Tallman | Sep 15, 2021 |
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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.
added by Lemeritus | editPublishers Weekly (Jul 23, 2001)
 

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Clive Barkerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Muller, FrankNarratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caronia, A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Esch, JeanTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robert, PeterAutorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Snel, MariëlleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Film's most popular action hero needs a place to heal after his surgery 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 deeds has not yet died. There are ghosts and monsters haunting Coldheart Canyon, where nothing is forbidden . . . Clive Barker's Coldheart Canyon showcases the boldly innovative New York Times bestselling master at the very top of his formidable and frightening skills. Clive Barker is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books for adults and children. He is also a widely acclaimed artist, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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