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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After reading this it seems as though I have found another author to eat up my money. Maybe Barker did better in the short format he fell off my map and I haven’t damnafion much more since, actuallyI don’t know. Barker writes gorgeous Grand Guignol set-pieces that make most of today’s horror authors look mild.

There’s no coaxing them. The book cover shows a darkly mysterious soldier fighting at his own war. That flies in the damjation of generic expectations. Displeased by how his material was handled, he moved to directing with Hellraiserbased on his novella The Hellbound Heart.

A gruel of filth had started to seep over the lid of the toilet and dribble onto the floor. For goodness sake, an addiction to strawberries? I must be missing something in the story. It was Barker’s first full-length novel, published for the dmanation time inafter the release and cult success of the first three ‘Books of Blood’.

Damnation Game

Due in part to an introduction by Ramsey Campbell ,and more importantly the prediction by Stephen King that the future of horror itself was Clive Barker. A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in Nov 27, Kasia rated it liked it. 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.


After annoying her to the point where she went on a book hunting rampage she suddenly decided to lumber me with many of her old books. I have to say, I am not a fan of the mass market cover. Something skittered across her bare foot. Refresh and try again. I’m happy for you if you like Barker or for that matter King etc. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I’ve slowly grown bored with most contemporary “literary” novels, and so have been slumming it up with authors like Clive Barker — his Books of Blood is so good I don’t ever want it to end — and Clark Ashton Smith.

Clive Barker’s mind is a terrifying, brilliant place. Finished Damnation Game just now Oct 20, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. The daughter of Mr.

This book is as Barker points out the writer’s take on Faust, only, who’s Faust here? The novel offers out a feast of emotion to submerge damnztion in, from bizarre and horrific scenes of brutal violence to moments of heart-wrenching literally romance.

I swear, the last third of this book had some of the most riveting action I’ve read in a long time. Now, without a knowledge of zombie pictures, it doesn’t work. But “Damnation Game” was pretty concise, while still intricate, and horrifying in parts. Funny, after that King never really had much nice to say about Barker. There’s no praying to them.

THE DAMNATION GAME by Clive Barker | Kirkus Reviews

Did not understand it, but loved it. Certainly, my zombie cpive up to things I don’t honestly think any zombie has got up to before!


Here I am, finally reading the book that has languished the longest on my TBR shelf since This novel was terrific. Encompassing many horrific and supernatural themes, The Damnation Game includes shocking imagery danation bound to stick batker the back of your mind – such as a dog that starts to cannibalise itself. Barke of my favourite revelations in the book is when they finally work out that ‘they have no devil on their back, just old humanity, cheated of love and ready to pull down the world on its head’.

Whitehead, he too has dabbled with Mamoulian, yet he remains in good graces. I thought it would make more sense as the book progressed, of what it is. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Keep reading, question everything and change the world the only way you can. La trama es realmente cautivadora.

In only three years Clive Barker has made an impressive entrance on the horror scene. Lists with This Book. The water splashed more loudly as the flood rose, and in the stream she heard wet heavy things flopping on to the bathroom floor.

It was in Liverpool in that he met his first partner, John Gregson, with whom he lived until This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must! The Damnation Game is expertly written, well paced, and full of intrigue.