“A deliciously scary tale Barker’s brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before.” —Whitley Streiber. “One of the. 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.

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This novel was terrific. A must read for true fans of the genre! I sincerely hope Clive Barker continues to write for many years to come as he has given me many hours of enjoyment with his books.

Barker writes gorgeous Grand Guignol set-pieces that make most of today’s horror authors look mild. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. It has a sort of barrker that is present in some of those stories, a sort of careful navigation of someone not yet comfortable in his craft, something completely missing from cive Hellbound heart where he makes very few mis-steps.

His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re-released together to moderate critical acclaim. He also seems semi-obsessed with “scatological” issues and perversions?

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I actually had to pull up a dictionary several times, and I can’t say I feel any more literate now that I know what a coprophiliac is. It’s very hard to put this book down and you will honestly find yourselves immersed within the novel within seconds of picking it up.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Another reason I can appreciate this perhaps a bit more than I otherwise would have. This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must! To then build horror from such a dogma is impressive indeed! There is no flaw in The Damnation Game: Whitehead clie, and the resulting struggle is played barekr primarily on his fortress-like estate. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I thought it would make more damnatioj as the book progressed, of what it is.

Retrieved from ” https: How a writer can make hallucinated shit-monsters emerging from a gaping toilet poetic is beyond me. Bar,er pure descriptive power there is no one writing horror fiction now who can match him. Seguiremos adelante con Barker There are some incredibly lame contrivances to force the plot along. Barker makes us squirm.

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

The ending was not what I expected. Needless to say, the books will be devoured. I saw foetal forms of things and characters he used later and better.

Many have tried, Tone maybe but Barker’s art and thw worlds are unique. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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Buy the selected items together This item: The start was ok. I think I can be a little generous with my rating since this was written in Cpive I am, finally reading the book that has languished the longest on my TBR shelf since Showing of reviews. The gag wouldn’t work unless we had the movies there to bounce it off.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I strongly recommend this masterpiece of dark fantasy horror to anyone and everyone.

The Damnation Game

The Devil and Daniel Mouse This is a beautifully written novel that bore the pants off me cliev, finally, the puzzle pieces fell into place and a clear grip on the major characters could be had. I’ve never been a fan of Barker. His way with prose and imagination are flawless here. Later he moved towards modern-day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in 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.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It is a masterpiece of a disturbing atmospheric darkness and the storyline’s suspense and plot development are outstanding. Elegantly written and orchestrated, this is high quality stuff deserving of its status as a classic.