WHEREVER WE'RE OPENED, WE'RE RED. -- Clive Barker
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 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.
This second volume contains the short stories : "Dread," "Hell's Event," "Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament," "The Skins of the Fathers," and "New Murders in the Rue Morgue," as well as a new introduction by author Steven Savile.
About the Author
Clive Barker is a bestselling horror and fantasy writer, illustrator, producer, screenwriter, and visual artist. He first came to prominence with his short story series, The Books of Blood, and his novella, The Hellbound Heart, which was the inspiration for the Hellraiser movies. Barker also wrote the storyline for the popular first-person shooter video game Clive Baker’s Jericho. Some of his popular novels include Thief of Always, The Scarlet Gospels, and Imajica.
Date of Birth:October 5, 1952
Place of Birth:Liverpool, England
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been a long time reader of Clive Barker (plus he was very nice to me at a book signing - so I like him as a person...). As a book collector, I always wanted to have copies of The Books of Blood but could not afford them and/or could not find them. When they came out in Nook form I was thrilled and read them all straight through. This is some of Clive Barker's best writing. If you are looking for a great read - these books should be at the top of your list...!!!