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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 4

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 4 (Sphere, 1985)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

In volume IV of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood, five more marrow-curdling excursions beyond the pale:

THE BODY POLITIC
What happens when we lose control of our own hands? Murder, murder and more murder.

THE INHUMAN CONDITION
The knots were tied by a master, to bind monsters. Not that Karney knew that when he started to untie them …

REVELATIONS
Twenty-five years ago the Motel became known as The Slaughterhouse of Love. Tonight’s guests are about to find out why.

DOWN, SATAN!
Gregorius spent his fortune building a Hell on Earth. But every Hell needs its Fallen Angel …

THE AGE OF DESIRE
The aphrodisiac worked beyond its makers’ wildest dreams. Now their guinea-pig’s in heat… and Death is just another one night stand.

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 3

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 3 (Sphere, 1984)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

Another five stories to take you to the brink, in the third volume of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood ….

Son Of Celluloid:
There’s something haunting the old cinema. Something that gives you a taste of stardom … then sucks out your eyes!

Rawhead Rex:
The ultimate monster is on the loose, with a hunger that won’t be satisfied this side of Hell.

Confessions Of A Pornographer’s Shroud
When the Porn Kings tortured Ronnie Glass to death they didn’t believe in Resurrection. They do now.

Scapegoats:
Four lost people on a lost island, with the dead calling from the sea…

Human Remains:
Gavin was a whore, happy to sell his body for hard cash. Until he met the creature that wanted to own his flesh forever.

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 2

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 2 (Sphere, 1984)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

In the second volume of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood, five more tales of mind-shaking terror ….

DREAD
One man’s obsession with fear drives his victims one step beyond sanity, to unspeakable slaughter.

HELL’S EVENT
The race is on. And the Devil will take the hindmost

JACQUELINE ESS: HER WILL AND TESTAMENT
A story of sex and power, and the bloodbath that awaits us at the limits of desire…

THE SKINS OF THE FATHERS
Once, they had fattened a human child, these monsters from beneath the desert. Now they want him back…

NEW MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
History is about to repeat itself in Poe’s notorious street, as old horrors return to shed new blood!

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 1

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 1 (Sphere, 1984)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

The dead wrote on the boy’s flesh. Turned him into a living BOOK OF BLOOD. These are the stories they wrote …

The Midnight Meat Train:
a stomach-churning ride on the New York subway, to feed the Old Gods on human meat.

The Yattering And Jack:
Man versus Demon, in a black comedy of lunatic violence …

Pig Blood Blues:
They told Redman the pig was possessed, but he didn’t believe… until the nightmare came trotting after him.

Sex, Death And Starshine
The show must go on. Even if the audience has just risen from the dead!

In The Hills, The Cities:
There are monsters nobody has ever dared imagine before; vast enough to take your breath away. And they’re waiting in the hills …

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Clive Barker – The Damnation Game

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – The Damnation Game (Sphere, 1986)

Cover illustration by Steve Crisp

Cover illustration by Steve Crisp

Blurb:

`IT WAS AN ODD DISEASE. ITS SYMPTOMS WERE LIKE INFATUATION – PALPITATIONS, SLEEPLESSNESS. ITS ONLY CERTAIN CURE,
DEATH…’

Chance had ruled Marty Strauss’ life for as long as he could remember. Now at last luck was turning his way.
Parolled from prison, he becomes bodyguard to Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men in Europe.
But Whitehead has also played with chance – an ancient game which gave him vast power and wealth, in exchange for his immortal soul.

Now the forces he played against are back to claim what’s theirs. Terrifying forces, with the power to raise the dead; and Marty is trapped between his human masters and Hell itself, with just one last, desperate game left to play …

I think Clive Barker is so good that l am almost literally tongue-tied  – Stephen King
‘Clive Barker writes about horrors most of us would scarcely dare imagine’ – Ramsey Campbell
`The most impressive first novel I’ve read for a long, long time. Touches of sheer brilliance throughout ‘ – James Herbert

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