“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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Random House Audio; Abridged edition May 12, I’m a Gen-Xer, so Hellraiser was around and traumatized me during my youth. Many have tried, Tone maybe but Barker’s art and imaginary worlds are unique. I’ve never been a fan of Barker.

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All of this stuff is just in there, is just the texture cive the way that he is. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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He damnwtion he did not have cancer and has given up cigars. Learn more about Amazon Prime. But glad that’s how it ends. At first, I would read a little, go back, etc.

A must read for true fans of the genre! Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Toy disappears for seemingly no reason. Funny, after that King never really had much nice to say about Barker. In early February Barker fell into a coma after a dentist visit led to gae poisoning. Who knows of course what happens to our soul but if the devil in the story wants it so bad then I’m pretty sure it has some importance, whether here or there.


In my great Clive Barker reread, I saved this for last. My main problems with this book lay with the antagonist: It’s still more than I could pull out at my first attempt, I liked the mystery, you have an ex-con taken out of jail to be a bodyguard, cllive get to like him and care for him until you find out what he has gotten himself into, a place where death and bizarre behavior are step in step with his daily activities, a place where death is noting in comparison to what can await at the end of the riddle.

Black eyes swiveling in a gray head. Here I am, finally reading the book that has languished the longest on my TBR baker since damnstion Write a customer review.

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It’s the con, that’s what this book is about, again if American Gods does not owe a huge debt to this damnxtion I’m a monkey’s uncle, the risen dead slowly rotting, the twisting of it, the cypher like bxrker character caught in the machinations of other people, tricked into death etc I do like Barker’s work, even when his stories bore me his prose excites me, I can hold some damantion his images to my heart like children not necessarily the skinning images or the sadomasochistic wtfery but things like “the sun rose like a stripper” and this book lacked that.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He keeps his narrative together with a smooth action curve even when there’s little action and restrains himself from having his characters add juvenile comments and sophomoric humor.

But, if you enjoy horror which is unrelenting and unforgiving–no apology offfered–then The Damnation Game is the book for you. An addictive page-turner, quick read and wonderfully descriptive style.

Read more Read less. The story is terrific; the plot solid; the finish satisfying. Books by Clive Barker. But it was somehow more than th Absolutely excellent book.

But there is more to The Damnation Game than gore. There’s no praying to them. The three start status is because of the gamee and the lack of editing, it felt like I was reading the book forever. Barker remained in a coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it.

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