“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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I’m happy for you if you like Barker or for that matter King etc. It unfolds slowly, and then, as only Clive Barker can do, it descends into dark fantasy and grotesque horror.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The Damnation Game bleeds the dark, sensual eroticism and morbid imagination that has become the Barker signature. Since then, we have seen similar things happen in horror novels, but at the time, other than King and maybe a couple others, I don’t recall books like this. Books of Blood, Vols.

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Underworld Rawhead Rex Hellbound: From there it was all downhill. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The story is dark and disturbing, the characters sympathetic when they should be and fascinating when they are evil. At first, I would read a little, go back, etc.


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Creatures that could be found in no clove zoology: Elegantly written and orchestrated, this is high quality stuff deserving of its status as a classic. Death and damnation hang at the end of every chapter. The horror is relentless and the chills just keep on coming.

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There are some very graphic moments, and this book is definitely not for the squeamish. Nov 16, Siobhan rated it liked it. This is different from his usual story’s.

Elegantly written and orchestrated, this is high quality stuff deserving of its status as a classic. See and discover other items: Lists with This Book. The Damnation Game is the first novel by Clive Barker, directly written after he published his first trilogy of highly renowned Books of Blood.

His volumes of short fiction, Books of Bloodearned him immediate praise from horror fans and literary critics alike. Barker has created characters that perpetrate the most henious acts. I would highly recommend this book. But even with cancelled sight the illusion persisted. Now, without a knowledge of zombie pictures, it doesn’t work.

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

This came across as completely unnecessary and only makes it harder to get any traction. Another reason I can appreciate this perhaps a bit more than I otherwise would have. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The rest of the characters are fantastic.


If you haven’t read it you have missed a horror classic. After reading this it seems as though I have found another author to eat up my money.

This trope works quite well when it’s done once and wellnot when every other scene past the halfway point is like “hey, here’s some gross stuff I arbitrarily picked from this list! Because, unlike King, Barker maintains an authorial distance from his characters — as though watching a lab experiment unfold — that, at least to my mind, dampens the immediacy of the horror.

But there is more to The Damnation Game than gore. I’ve heard lots of good things about Clive Barker, but after reading The Damnation Game I can’t say I’m exactly inclined to check any of his other works. Featuring New Illustrations clivs an Tje.

Its terrain is surveyed for absurdities and remade and, if necessary, reinvented to suit the current climate of atrocity; its architecture is redesigned to appall the eye of the modern damned.

There’s no asking for mercy or clige. Many have tried, Tone maybe but Barker’s art and imaginary worlds are unique.

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