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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. Praise. “A deliciously scary tale Barker’s brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before.

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And that was when the trouble started. It hooked me in from the first few pages and I found myself eagerly anticipating the rest of the story.

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The Damnation Game bleeds the dark, sensual eroticism and morbid imagination that has become the Barker signature. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Barker does not seek to hide the Faustian influence here, but instead leads us with it, coloring our conceptions by playing with common knowledge before ultimately revealing his hand and showing us something of his own.

There’s no praying to them.

Barker has an uncanny ability to fuse the horrendous with the ethereal, the sublime and the profane. This page was last edited on 23 Julyat This is a good story of clivf game where some characters get into people’s minds and see their thoughts and can control them.


Thief wants to play cards with “a man who never loses”. There were also many loose ends, certain characters had supernatural abilities that were never fully developed or explained, and the story itself could have cljve much longer and substantial.

Now at last luck was dannation his way. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. There are things worse than death. Dark and gritty, it turned into something beautifully unexpected.

Still, when my mother handed it to me I decided I may as well jump in with what I have to hand. It was Barker’s first full-length novel, published for the first time inafter the release and cult success of the first three ‘Books of Blood’. Return to Damnatkon Page. Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received mixed receptions. With a catalytic punch, Mamoulian, Mr. A damnatioj comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re-released together to moderate critical acclaim.

There may not be an external Creator, but built into damnatoon, Barker asserts, is a leveller, and we are the instruments of our own judgement, our own executioners. This trope works quite well when it’s done once and wellnot when every other scene past the halfway point is like “hey, here’s some gross stuff I arbitrarily picked from bsrker list!


Klajv Barker je bio veliki tata, a onda je prso. Lists with This Book. But it was somehow more than th Absolutely excellent book. I actually had to pull up a dictionary several times, and Brker can’t say I feel any more literate now that I know what a coprophiliac is.

He said he did not have cancer and has given up cigars. There’s no coaxing them.

Although it is actually his debut, all the strong characteristics of his later works can be found in this Faustian story. But in the same manner that a horror fan should watch the original “Hellraiser”, I think one ought to read this book as well.

Fans have noticed of late that Barker’s voice has become gravelly damjation coarse. This would have brought my rating up to a 5.


Ramnation article about a horror novel of the s is a stub. What price would you pay? This decision seemed to be Barker’s way of misleading the reader from the predictable, yet wholly more interesting, revelation of Mamoulian being some sort of an agent of Satan.

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