The Thief of Always

The Thief of Always

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Overview

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker, Kris Oprisko, Gabriel Hernandez

Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied...There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face — when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows — that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitious for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600107139
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 84,595
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool in 1952. His earlier books include ‘The Books of Blood’, ‘Cabal’, and ‘The Hellbound Heart’. In addition to his work as a novelist and playwright, he also iilustrates, writes, directs and produces for stage and screen. His films include ‘Hellraiser’, ‘Hellbound’, ‘Nightbreed’ and ‘Candyman’. Clive lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Hometown:

Los Angeles

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1952

Place of Birth:

Liverpool, England

Education:

Liverpool University

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Thief of Always 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
MaGicAllyGeNuisJ More than 1 year ago
Thief of Always is a book about a boy who is ten years old name Harvey Swick.He is uniterested in school,teachers and homework just like any typical kid.Then he meets a man name Rictus,who to tell's him about a kid¿s paradise called The Holiday House. When he gets there he notice that Holiday House has everything a kid ever wanted or dreamed of. But as the days and weeks pass. Harvey begins to notice something odd about this so called PARADISE.Its a catch to this whole experience, and its something your never see coming.

I will stop there with that, and tell you if you would like to know more. Buy the book, this book is so great. Your never want to put it down. I read this great book in 2 days!!!!I L.O.V.E this book it is by far one of my best books by Clive Barker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its like a fantasy gone wrong. My 5th grade teacher showed it to me and I absolutely loved it! I was sad when it ended, its a very quick read. Disturbing at times but not in a bad way. The book is kind of hard to explain, but its amazing with its twists and the mystery of the Holiday House and the fish in the lake. Not many people know about this book but I highly recommend it. I cant say its the best book in the whole world, but it is to me the best without a series.
Blue13 More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in middle school and found it an exciting tell of getting what you wished for only to learn there is always a price to pay. I have since read the book several more times. It seems every time I read it I notice something new. There are some good lessons the author is able to get across while still entertaining you. This book has it all: mysterious flying guys, ladies with cats, kids getting whatever they want, scary monsters, heros. But don't take my word for it read it for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is actually my first Clive Barker story, and when I picked it up in my library, I did not know what to expect. What I got was a beautifully written fable woven by a very subtle master of the written word. The Thief of Always is a story I would have liked to have been read to when I was younger. I highly recommend it to classes fifth grade and up, and for older readers who would like a quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read this, I loved it. And I remember that when I read it once, my tablet shut off and I was so upset.
Janus More than 1 year ago
I could sit here and write about how excellent Clive Barker is at composing words (neither too poetic nor too simple), or how imaginative and inventive he is; but that would just be pretentious. This was my first Clive Barker book and it has reminded me how much fun reading can be. I am officially classifying this as one of my favorites. If you're thinking, "All of Janus' favorites are probably similar types of books," then I invite you to look over my B&N profile to see what other types of stories I am ranking The Thief of Always alongside.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides a milestone in literary history...the stars only let me go to five but i give this book 15 stars...i have recommended this book to ppl who HATE to read and so do i but me and my frineds agree this is by far the BEST book in the world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really extremely good book by far my favorite book ever
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I loved reading the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Entertaining, interesting, and in point with a child's understanding with an extremely important message. No time should be wasted because every second, every moment, regardless of seeming insignificance, dullness, or unimportant add up to a cherished lifetime worth being celebrated or mourned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book and totally recomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great thought provoking book my favourate clive barker
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Loved this story. Love the characters.
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