“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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The Damnation Game is the first novel by Clive Barker, directly written after he published his first trilogy of highly renowned Books of Blood. But glad that’s how it ends. Barker has clkve keen knack for ripping the skin off every detail and exposing the ckive lurking just below the surface…Captivating and original. A thief wondering in the ruins of world war II Poland seeks fame a card game with a gambler that is legendary for never losing. Despite my expectations, this piece of shit book simply will not do.

Barker likes the gross out a little more than I do and I found this book almost wholly lacking in terror, or psychological horror. Now Anthony is quite the reverse; Anthony is the perfect gentleman The story is terrific; the plot solid; the finish satisfying. Quotes from The Damnation Game.

Braker glad that’s how it ends. This article about a horror novel of the s is a stub. This was no Aaron Boone, or Cal.

Johann Fausten Faustus, the Last Night Eventually Whitehead decides to escape his fate after a few encounters with Mamoulian and having his wife, former bodyguard, and now his daughter, Carys, taken away from him.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Now, without a knowledge of zombie pictures, it doesn’t work. But I was too scared to open my door and run the 3 feet to the bat This is, hands down, gamme scariest book I have ever read.

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Barker had written something called “The books of blood”, but even on a trip to London, I failed to track down some copies of those if you cannot believe this, let me guess; you are born after ? I’ve heard lots of good things about Clive Barker, but after reading The Damnation Game I can’t say I’m exactly inclined to check any of his other works. By comparison, The Damnation Game feels tragically ho-hum and predictable.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I don’t think i’ve ever read a Clive Barker book i didn’t enjoy and this book is no exception. The Damnation Game is a horror novel by Clive Barker.

Perhaps the problem with this book is simply that, that he wanted to be a horror writer but he’s a fantasist and hadn’t found his niche yet. Barker remained in a coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it.

Don’t have a Kindle? Winter, Faces Of Fear, In early February Barker fell into a coma after clibe dentist visit led to blood poisoning. Would I still see Barker as the genius I believed he was when I was young? Chronologically that puts it i I’ve started this review several times now, and can’t quite decide on it.

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I was very disappointed by this book. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I think like many people King thought Barker was a great short story author but not as good at the novels. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.


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Dannation main antagonist of the story, Mamoulian is a strange man with strange skills to give and take life with a sense of death about him that give him a creepy disposition and the demeanor of a devilish, almighty being.

Who is a horror fan who doesn’t love Clive Barker? Jul 21, Dreadlocksmile rated it it was amazing. As time passes, Mamoulian haunts Whitehead using his supernatural powers such as the ability to raise the deadurging him to complete his pact with him.

Horror mavens who enjoy violence and harrowing imagery will find plenty of both here. Dark and gritty, it turned into something beautifully unexpected.

I loved this story quite a lot, and I grew connected to the main character in this book more than I have in any book in quite a while. There are some very graphic moments, and this book is definitely not cllve the squeamish. The characters are all engaging and believable and the plot flows very well, i was never bored with this book. You might well damnatuon otherwise. Jul 15, Chris rated it really liked it. What a smart, dazzling, gleefully obscene work of damjation fiction!

In an earlier age Pandemonium – the first city of Hell – stood on a lava mountain while lighting tore the clouds above it and beacons burned on its walls to summon the fallen angels.

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