Weaveworld

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Poseidon Press, Oct 1, 1987 - Fiction - 584 pages
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Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world --- and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror -- a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

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User Review  - Sonia - Goodreads

I think I enjoyed Barker's fantasy much more than I've enjoyed his horror. While this book wasn't life changing or inspirational, I do think Weaveworld is memorable and will stay with me for years to come. Read full review

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User Review  - Marty - Goodreads

I wanted to read this because it is considered a "classic". The concept was mind-boggling, but the characters were pretty flat. I had to force myself to finish it- I wanted to see what happened to the weave world but did not care about any particular characters. Read full review

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Contents

IN THE KINGDOM OF THE CUCKOO
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Wild Blue Yonder
17
Homing
19
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Critics of the horror story have frequently called Clive Barker the "British Stephen King". Born in Liverpool in 1952, Barker attended the University of Liverpool but moved to London in 1977, where he worked as a commercial artist and became involved with the avant-garde theatrical community. Primarily a playwright during this period, he also produced short fiction that he would eventually publish as part of his six-volume collection titled Books of Blood (1984-85). More than any other author of contemporary horror fiction, Barker has had a major impact on the direction of the genre. He has introduced strong elements of sex and graphic violence into his fiction, but these elements are employed with an artistic objective. Barker underscores his work with complex subtextual metaphors and artistic allusions. Preoccupied with the craft of writing and with its effect on the reader, Barker is an innovator of formula and genre, often parodying the former in order to change the philosophical contour of the latter. Barker has achieved commercial success not only with his short fiction but also with his novels, which tend to be epic in scope and to blend elements of horror with those of high fantasy. Barker is one of the more influential voices in horror cinema, having written and directed a number of films. His printed works include The Candle in the Cloud, Absolute Midnight, The Scarlet Gospels, and Black is the Devil's Rainbow: Tales of a Journeyman. His films include Dread, Tortured Souls: Animae Damanatae, and Hellraiser.

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