By Clive Barker
In 1986, Clive Barker exploded onto the bestseller lists together with his exceptional novel The Damnation online game. Now for the 1st time in hardcover comes an omnibus variation of The Books of Blood, the 3 collections of brief tales initially released in paperback that heralded Clive Barker's positive debut at the horror scene.
The Books of Blood mixed the normal with the extreme whereas radiating the eroticism that has develop into Barker's signature. Weaving stories of the typical international reworked into an unrecognizable position, the place cause now not exists and good judgment ceases to provide an explanation for the workings of the universe, Clive Barker proves himself once more a grasp of the style.
From an historic Roman statue that steals the soul on the way to live to tell the tale, to an previous theatre the place evil makes longdead videos stars come again to lifestyles to satisfy its personal lethal goal, to Rawhide Rex, whose mammoth energy brings dying to these he catches and madness to those that get away, The Books Of Blood resonates with a bone-chilling terror that isn't for the faint heart.
Never one to shrink back from the unbelievable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes lifestyles into our private, darkest nightmares, growing visions which are instantly terrifying, gentle, and witty. The Books of Blood confirmes what horror lovers in every single place have stumbled on: we are going to be listening to from Clive Barker for a few years to return.
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Will squeezed between barrels and crates, being careful to keep out of the way of the oarsmen. He huddled down as it began to rain, feeling the drops soak through his shirt. As the barge reached the side of the ship, he realized how big it was. Even loaded with cargo and sitting low in the water, her sides dwarfed the little barge. By the time the small vessel was tied to the ship and the cargo transferred, Will was soaked. He looked more like a rescued rat than a seaman. A grizzled sailor wearing a round, flat-brimmed hat, blue breeches, and a blue-and-white checked shirt greeted him.
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