“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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Anyway, a few years later, Barker’s full-length novel was translated to Swedish and readily available for me for real. I loved this story quite a lot, and I grew connected to the main character in this book more than I have in any book dambation quite a while.
The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
I would highly recommend this book. So why not the fifth star?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Would I still see Barker as the genius I believed he was when I was young? He hides in his sauna with his bottle of vodka to forget his troubles, he relies on Marty Strauss, a gambling addict, to keep him safe in the most important game cllive his live, a game of life and death and a game of endurance, which opponent can outlive the other.
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The more there is the stake the easier to throw that dice, so close your eyes and hope for the best, win big or go home. Barkee Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It’s the first Clive Barker I’ve read, and I’d need a lot of convincing to read another one.
This is different from his usual story’s.
Customers who bought this item also bought. The Damnation game has it’s merits, the mystery dlive buildup are engrossing and dangerously tantalizing, the release however needs some work and heavy editing, considering that this was the authors first long novel all is forgiven because this is barkfr good read, I’m glad I got to experience it even though it dragged a bit and was too light and relied on too many reader interpretations to rise to the top.
At about the halfway point The Damnation Game switches gears and spends most of its length repeatedly trying to gross you out and not very convincingly, actually in what seems like a checklist of sickening depictions and unnecessarily detailed descriptions.
And that was when the trouble started. Not sure, it is my favorite. Certainly, my zombie gets up to things Th don’t honestly think any zombie has got up to before!
Finished Damnation Game just now I think like many people King thought Barker was a great short story author but not as good at the novels. He also seems semi-obsessed with “scatological” issues and perversions? Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. 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 Dambation Ashton Smith.
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The Damnation Game (novel) – Wikipedia
Whitehead reneges, and the resulting struggle is played dambation primarily on his fortress-like estate. Algis Budrys praised The Damnation Game as “a masterly novel,” saying that “it doesn’t fail to deliver what a good horror story should,” te “it delivers it elegantly,” and that “come s to yame with the classic themes.
If it weren’t for my obsession with finishing every book I start I probably would’ve quit before I was halfway done. This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must! Death gake damnation hang at the end of every chapter. You know when a book spends most of the story in one setting, you’re in for some trouble. One 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’.
Published November daknation by Berkley Books first published August 19th