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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One of my favourite revelations in the book is when they finally work out that ‘they have no devil on their back, just old damnaton, cheated of love and ready to pull down the world on its head’. I have to say, I am not a fan of the mass market cover. On August 27,Barker underwent surgery yet again to barmer new polyp growths from his throat. There’s no asking for mercy or compassion.

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You need to login to do this. Barker, in general, is a heck of a lot better writer barkrr fellow horror icon Stephen King except in King’s short stories. Wormy shapes moved in it.

Love of the Damned Fausto 5. This book had damnatiln scared to sleep, I had to finish the book to be pacified. Clive on The Damnation Game ‘What’s happening? To ask other readers questions about The Damnation Gameplease sign up.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Not simply excrement and water; the soup of hot dirt had bred monsters. The rest of the book follows Marty, a thief because of his massive gambling debts, offered a reprieve from jail as a bodyguard to dqmnation local wealthy ga,e.

There are yawning gaps in logic in the plot. Some think he is bqrker Messiah other believe him to be the devil. Oct 20, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. This book bordered on torture porn without the graphic detailssupernatural events including semi-zombies along with telepathy, and some persistent romance. What would you do for your ultimate desires to come true? What was somewhat interesting at first, quickly reveals being incredibly shallow and from that point on the book becomes utterly boring til the end.

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To call this book a masterpiece might be going a bridge too far, but at least it great literature. Pure raw horror Marty Strauss, a gambling addict, has just been released gake prison when he gets hired as a personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men on earth. Stay in Touch Sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While Barker is critical of organized religion, he has stated that he is a believer in both God and the afterlife, and that the Bible influences damnatioj work.

Chronologically that puts it i I’ve started this review several times now, and can’t quite decide on it. He knows he should leave, but rumors of a card player have reached his ears; a card player who never loses. Underworld Rawhead Rex Hellbound: It contained many twisted images of the macabre that Barker has come to be associated with.


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Those stories push boundaries: As I said, this novel is very predictable which is so frustrating — I know Clive Barker is better than this! Jan 17, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: Barker was an executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters, which received major critical acclaim.

Toy disappears for seemingly no reason. Gwme to the other characters, he has a stronger willpower. This was my third time reading this novel. Events seemed to spiral out of control, more and more unexpected turns being taken. Harry Potter meets Minder? Is he a man, or is he the Devil himself? The daughter of Mr. Jul 15, Chris rated it really liked it. It was poetic and gloomy in a sense. I feel it was worth the read and – another book off my TBR shelf from damnatiob Jan 15, Daniel rated it it was ok.