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From the PublisherThe New York Times Book Review
[Cabal] demonstrate[s] why the gleefully gory Mr. Barker is at the top of his genre. Endlessly inventive, he takes familiar themes a step or two farther...dazzling, captivating stuff...
The Washington Post
In the hands of a lesser writer this could be just another tale of nightmarish evil...[what] lifts Barker from common craftsman to the rarefied and chancy domain of artist is his profound awareness of the alienation and aloneness of man. And he brings these insights into dramatic focus through the innocence of his monsters...
Simultaneously repels and spellbinds the reader...Literature in the tradition of Poe, Shelley and Hawthorne.
[Clive Barker] is a mapmaker of the mind, charting the furthest reaches of the imagination....His ambition and audacity are unparalleled; we know that we are in the presence of a vision that is genuine, unique, and lasting.
The most ambitious dark fantasist of our time.
The Boston Herald
Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and...Gabriel García Márquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams.
Barker's dark, powerful imagination — and his skill in pacing to keep his stories surprising — make the horror grisly and effective.
[Barker writes] with the easy confidence of a tribal storyteller, and elder who has seen everything and committed most of it to scripture.
Clive Barker is back from yet another excursion into his dark and fertile imagination, bearing sinister fruits of fine horror fantasy.
The premier metaphysicist of contemporary fiction.