Barker has generated acclaim and controversy with his dozens of shorter works published in the six Books of Blood.” His rather long first novel is often. Description. The Damnation Game. By Clive Barker. Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of. Praise. “A deliciously scary tale Barker’s brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before.

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Indeed, all the characters are full, c Barker, in general, is a heck of a lot better writer than fellow horror icon Stephen King except in King’s short stories.


There was a time when he was my favorite author. That said, I think it is an excellent novel, and definitely worth reading for those who can appreciate Barker’s particular brand of horror. Nov 27, Kasia rated it liked it.

Now I get to read The Scarlet Gospels. The end is satisfying and the plot is engrossing from page one. Audio CassetteAbridged2 pages. There’s no praying to them. There was a problem adding your email address. That’s not actually the way the world is.

It takes a very long time for anything significant to start happening, and then you almost wish it just went back to what it barkwr before. This first novel presents a theme which has reappeared in many of hi The Damnation Game bleeds the dark, sensual eroticism and morbid imagination that has become the Barker signature.

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Barker does not seek to hide the Faustian influence here, but instead leads us with it, coloring our conceptions by playing with damnatiin knowledge before ultimately revealing his hand and showing us something of his own. Cpive horror y la miseria se perciben con una claridad, que hacen que uno se sienta atrapado en el terror y a la vez conmovido por la miseria de sus personajes.


Hellraiser Nightbreed Lord dmanation Illusions. The Damnation Pure raw horror Marty Strauss, a gambling addict, has just been released from prison when he gets hired as a personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men on earth. He has had two surgeries to remove them and believes his resultant voice is an improvement over how it was prior to the surgeries.

Gone The Scarlet Gospels.

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The rest of the book follows Marty, a thief because of his massive gambling debts, offered a reprieve from jail as a bodyguard to a local wealthy businessman.

It goes back, I think, even to my school days and being bullied and being the boy with the spectacles, and feeling somehow that nothing would save me if the heavies got me.

See 1 question about The Damnation Game…. In early February Barker fell into a coma after a dentist visit led to blood poisoning. It seems that in spite of his wealth and the seemingly supernatural luck which has brought it to him, there is a certain debt that must be paid — a debt from which there is no escape. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. She cursed the illusions and their charmer in one vitriolic breath.

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I would not have guessed that. Will you be drawn to his gifts or see them for what they truly are? After reading this it seems as though I have found another author to eat up my money. On August 27,Barker underwent surgery yet again to remove new polyp growths from his throat. There may not be an external Creator, but built into us, Barker asserts, is a leveller, and we are the instruments of our own judgement, our own executioners. An expertly told violent tale of terror, incest, cannibalism and murders.


That place the mind doesn’t allo Parole is a word that some prison inmates only dream of having. Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received gqme receptions. Later he moved towards modern-day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements damnatiion WeaveworldThe Great and Secret Showthe world-spanning Imajica and Sacramentbringing in the deeper, richer concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.

Ever since I was a young teenager, I felt a strong sense of solidarity with the characters and monsters in Clive Barker’s stories; they are often grotesque antagonists with their own code of morality that takes some effort to understand and agree with. The Damnation Game 1 23 Feb 23, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mamoulian is not only just a guy, but a guy we can relate to, because he’s lonely, and all you have to take on board for this book to work is the single idea that he has these few special powers.

Not simply excrement and water; the soup of hot dirt had bred monsters.