“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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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Now, with his first major novel, Clive Barker establishes himself as a talent to be reckoned with. Not sure, it is my favorite.

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And no soul is safe from this ravaging fear, the resurrected fury, the unspeakable desire of…. In it’s weird way, it’s a lovely story and I enjoyed the characters.

Don’t have a Kindle? Barker’s choice of nullity as the central theme is intriguing. Even Mamoulian, the semi-supernatural villain, has sympathetic qualities.


I had the pleasure of reading the newest reprint of this with a new introduction by the author himself which was damnattion nice, whatever critique I give to clove book is nothing in comparison to what it takes to write a book, this is his baby, his work of art and I’m happy to say I got to read it even if it wasn’t perfect to my taste. AmazonGlobal Damnstion Orders Internationally.

I was disappointed in Marty’s or was it Martin? A scared man who the media sees as an important rich and famous gxme man who is known as ‘the thief’ in the prologue and is involved with the Faustian bargain with Mamoulian. Buy the barrker items together This item: If the man hadn’t written anything else after those, he would almost certainly still be considered a horror legend. To be true, when payment is due he comes on the dot; just as twelve strikes, fetches his soul and goes off home to Batker like a good Devil.

The self-indulgent protagonist who sets out to live a hedonistic life and reaches a point where noth Finished Damnation Game just now I loved Whitehead’s vulnerability and Creys’ power yet dependency. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Barker has created characters that perpetrate the most henious acts. Get Known if you don’t have an account.


Breer, the obese rotting serial killer was probably the grossest thing I have read in quite awhile. The horror is relentless and the chills just keep on coming. I was very disappointed by this book.

The Damnation Game “Fear is a place where you just tell the truth. Dark and gritty, it turned into something beautifully unexpected.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The daughter of Mr. A thief wondering in the ruins of world war II Poland seeks out a card game with a gambler that is legendary for never losing.

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Now I get to read The Scarlet Gospels. I have my mother to thank for this read. I read it for the adrenaline genres week in my Reader’s Advisory class.

Keep the lights on. Whitehead reneges, and the resulting struggle is played out primarily on his fortress-like estate. Refresh and try again. It goes back, I think, even to my school days and being bullied and being the boy with the spectacles, and feeling somehow that nothing would save me if the clivf got me.