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Books of Blood: Volume 6

Books of Blood Volume Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture Clive Barker is such an author and the Books of Blood ma

  • Title: Books of Blood: Volume 6
  • Author: Clive Barker
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  • Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut his coming out to the world in brilliant, unforgettable fashion Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker s Books of Blood in digital for the firFew authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut his coming out to the world in brilliant, unforgettable fashion Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker s Books of Blood in digital for the first time.The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker s signature Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist Never one to shy away from the unimaginable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes life into our deepest, darkest nightmares, creating visions that are at once terrifying, tender, and witty The Books of Blood confirm what horror fans everywhere have known for a long time We will be hearing from Clive Barker for many years to come.In this, the sixth and final volume of Clive Barker s Books of Blood, with a new introduction by Mark Miller, five new stories of darkness unleashed THE LIFE OF DEATH Hidden in the crypt of a derelict church she found Decay and Corruption in hits terrible glory But such glamour can prove infectious SPOILERS BLEED They commited a crime no jury could convict them for But there were other judgesother punishmentsTWILIGHT AT THE TOWERS Ballard was the perfect spy A man with all the cunning of an animal Or was it vice versa THE LAST ILLUSION A Harry D Amour novella New York had shown Harry horrors enough for a dozen lifetimes He thought he d seen the worst that flesh could suffer Then the beautiful widow walked into his life, with a husband who wouldn t lie down dead, and all Hell on her hells And suddenly Harry was face to face with forces that could teach Manhattan a lesson in depravity.ON JERUSALEM STREET a Postscript After the end, a new beginning walking the highway of the dead

    Books of Blood Books of Blood are a series of horror fiction collections written by the British author Clive Barker. There are six books in total, each simply subtitled Volume through to Volume , and were subsequently re published in two omnibus editions containing three volumes each.Each volume contains four or five stories The volume omnibus was published with a foreword by Barker s fellow Books of Blood, Vols Clive Barker Books of Blood, Vols Clive Barker on FREE shipping on qualifying offers With the publication of Books of Blood , Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation He was hailed by Stephen King as the future of horror The Blood Series Boxed Set Books New Adult Dark A Shade of Vampire meets Twilight in a dark tale of twisted loyalties, where one girl s blood is the salvation for both vampires and werewolves From the New York Times bestselling author of, A Terrible Love, comes , full length dark paranormal romance novels Praise for BLOOD I don t usually get into supernatural stories But this is the best series I ve ever read. Charlaine Harris The Official Site of the New York Books of the Week Lethal White, Robert Galbraith Two for Sorrow, Nicola Upson Night and Silence, Seanan McGuire Magic Triumphs, Ilona Andrews Friction, Sandra Brown Out of Circulation, Miranda James A Rule Against Murder, Intactivism in Books circumstitions Text placed on a dust jacket flap is a publisher s device to introduce a book s merits in a simple and convincing way Thereby, the publisher hopes to capture a reader s interest sufficiently to make a sale. Search the world s most comprehensive index of full text books My library

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    1. Done with the "Books of Blood" collections! I have no idea why I kept putting it off for so long.My favourite story from this volume was probably "How Spoilers Bleed", and my least favourite was maaaybe "Twilight at the Towers", but not by much. I really, really enjoyed all 6 volumes, and all in all I have to say that my favourite stories were (in order of volume):1. The Yattering and Jack2. Dread3. Rawhead Rex4. Revelations5. The Forbidden6. How Spoilers BleedSuperb :)

    2. آخر كتاب في سلسلة كتب الدم التي تحمل عصارة جهد باركر وخبرته وخياله القاتم. المجموعة جيدة جدا وتؤكد على قدرة باركر على التنوع الهائل، وصناعة الأجواء المقبضة ومزج الرعب بأفكار إنسانية أخرى. يحتوي الكتاب على عدة قصص متقاربة في الجودة، متباينة في الفكرة والظروف:- حياة الموت: قصة [...]

    3. This was my first foray into the weird and wonderful world of Clive Barker and I have to say I was very surprised. If I was rating the collection on the strength of the first two stories, it would definitely be a 4 star overall; as it is, I thought it was a book of two halves. The premise of 'How Spoilers Bleed' was very clever indeed and I enjoyed the parallels between the moral breakdown of Locke, Cherrick and Stumpf and various incidents in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. I was also left affected [...]

    4. The six volumes together get five stars. It was one of the best horror story collections I've ever read, up there with 20th Century Ghosts, Skeleton Crew and Pump Six and Other Stories.The afterword on the audio book I listened to was excellent. I'm excited to move on to his many, many novels.

    5. The Life of Death - Elaine has just had a hysterectomy and she is feeling literally and figuratively empty. Being the gender nonconformist that I am, I usually have something of a problem with this because it bothers me when men and women are defined by their reproductive organs and the ability of said organs to function the way they're "supposed to." But Elaine has a lot of shitty outside pressure in this area, so it worked for me. Anyway, Elaine finds and becomes very interested in a church th [...]

    6. *She stripped off her robe, and looked herself over critically. She was pleased with what she saw. Her breasts were full and dark, her skin had a pleasing sheen to it, her pubic hair had regrown more lushly than ever. The scars themselves still looked and felt tender, but her eyes read their lividness as a sign of her cunt's ambition, as though any day now her sex would grow from anus to navel (and beyond perhaps) opening her up; making her terrible.*What the actual f*ck, Barker? Terrible way to [...]

    7. The final Book of Blood is the best one since volume two. There, now that thats out of the way, let's get to the stories!THE LIFE OF DEATH 4.5*Unlike most of it's predecessors, volume six's best story is not it's first one. Though The Life of Death is not my favorite story of the collection it's interesting characters and plot do help it get close. I should also point out that the ending is very polarising, in my opinion, it hits the nail right on the head and not only makes for a disturbing con [...]

    8. More Books of blood.I love the Books of Blood. This collection seemed to have less stories but not lacking in anyway. Clive Barker continues his winning series with stories that are more than fillers, tales that take you to darker places.

    9. Clive Barker is a master. Two areas, I think, distinguish him from other writers. One is the sheer breadth of his imagination. I cut my horror teeth on stories like "Dread," "Rawhead Rex," "The Midnight Meat Train," and the incomparable "In the Hills, the Cities." In these tales one can find ancient rites leading to modern reckonings, settings both urban and sylvan, and a paradoxical marriage of fatedness and unpredictability. The other area that separates Barker from the vast majority of writer [...]

    10. it seems i had read 4 of the 5 tales in this volume by reading Barker's 'Cabal', so finishing this book required a scant amount of my evening my rating mirrors the one for 'Cabal' as the final tale 'XXX: The Book of Blood A Postscript: On Jerusalem Street' holds the menace but could hardly elevate the book by an entire star (few authors could write one that amazing) in my opinion, Barker has become a caricature of himself in his most recent books, or maybe they just lack the overwhelming fascina [...]

    11. A nice finale to a seminal entry in the short story literatureThis was probably my favorite entry in the series, all of which were stellar. "The Last Illusion" was a model for occult detective fiction before it became cliché.

    12. An excellent finale to the series of horror short-story collections, and like the others, this is a conglomeration of cerebral concepts with gut-churning gore.

    13. The six volumes of these stories are a study in declining returns. Dick Hill reads the longest story and I'd never before noticed what a total hambone he is.

    14. In 1986, Clive Barker followed the enormous success of the first three volumes of The Books Of Blood with a final three volumes to create the entire Books Of Blood series. His two omnibus's were later to be broken down, to be sold as individual books. Barker was invited to be able to illustrate these covers with his dark and twisted artwork. This volume was also released in the US under the title 'Cabal' by Poseiden Press, in which it included the extra tale 'Cabal' that was released as an indep [...]

    15. I had originally read these stories when they were released in "Cabal" about the time that the movie 'Nightbred' came out. While they seemed slightly familiar when reading them again many years later, nothing really stuck out as something I definitely read in the past. Overall, it wasn't a bad read. Only a few times did any of the stories strike me as being full-blown Barker, though. Not sure really how to explain that thoughE LIFE OF DEATH - Interesting little story. Barker played me pretty eas [...]

    16. And we're at the end. Wow, that was a hell of a ride.There's a couple of quotes that reflect Barker's solid grasp of the horror genre. The first is:[Let's define] two kinds of fantastic fiction. One: The kind most often seen in horror novels and movies, offers up a reality that resembles our own, then postulates a second invading reality, which has to be accommodated or exiled by the status quo it is attempting to overtake.The second kind of fantastique is far more delirious. In these narratives [...]

    17. This book is simply amazing. If you do not already know about Clive Barker and his style, then what this encompasses (along with the other 5 Books of Blood, is a group of short stories, told in Barker's characteristic, horror/fantasy/adventure mode. In this series the stories seem to be connected by disease, disease of the soul and mind as well as disease of the body. How disease and death can actually have a life of their own, and how that can affect we measly humans! Absolutely amazing in my m [...]

    18. I primarily listened to the audiobooks for this series, and was very disappointed. With very few exceptions, these are British stories in British settings with British words and phrasing, featuring British characters (starting to see a pattern here?).But almost all of the stories were read by North American narrators, which was a constant distraction and detriment to these stories.I submit that 'Twilight at the Towers', which is essentially a spy story, is arguably the best story in the entire s [...]

    19. One of the more uneven Books Of Blood collections, featuring a couple of stories that feel like they should be novels: "The Last Illusion" (basis for the utterly terrible film Lord Of Illusions) and "Twilight At The Towers," a spy story where the unexplained doesn't seem mysterious so much as frustrating. This particular collection more than others feels like Barker working his way toward longer, more ambitious prose rather than doing the most with the short-story form, though "How Spoilers Blee [...]

    20. THE LAST ILLUSION 5 STARS: Before reading The Scarlet Gospels, I found out that the movie Lord of Illusions is completely different from the story told in Books of Blood: Volume Six. The movie is one of my top favorites & reading the short story is a must before diving into The Scarlet Gospels. Also, I'm confident I'll get a better insight in to detective Harry D'Amour, which I did not care for Scott Bakula in the movieE LIFE OF DEATH: 3 STARSHOW SPOILERS BLEED: 2.5 STARSTWILIGHT AT THE TOWE [...]

    21. The final volume of the Books of Blood was not the strongest, but contains two very good stories. It had fewer stories, but longer stories, which I did not like, but is a matter of taste. The Life of Death is some of the finest short horror fiction around and How Spoilers Bleed is well worth the time taken to read it. The Postcript is good at bringing the whole collection to a close, linking it to the first story.

    22. The worst volume in the series, Volume six only had 1 good story which was "The Life of Death", a macabre tale of disease and death. "How Spoilers Bleed" was more like a tales from the crypt episode, completely predictable. "Twilight at the Tower" was a nazi spy thriller with a twist, again, it was Tales from the crypt quality. "The Last Illusion" was a better story in the volume but was pretty slow.

    23. This book was definitely interesting. It's a book of short stories that don't have the expected endings. I can honestly say that every ending was realistic and it's a refreshing cup of tea. Great for horror fans.

    24. Mediocre, ma non mi aspettavo molto.L'ultimo racconto è la vera ciliegina su una torta un po' stopposa fatta di racconti pseudo-polizieschi in cui Barker sembra nascondersi dietro un velo di cortesia e candore.

    25. Clive Barker's tales always have really interesting ideas at their core but more often than not they don't live up to my expectations. The Life of Death was the only one that came close to being what I wanted.

    26. Una raccolta di racconti horror che non è riuscita ad appassionarmi davvero per il distacco che la narrazione mi ha trasmesso.

    27. Decided to read this for the Last Illusion short story. Clive Barker does amazing work in the short story format!

    28. I have now read all six volumes and am glad to say the stories here are horrific and sometimes far- fetched, great set of books though. The Books Of Blood,

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