The Damnation Game

The Damnation Game

by Clive Barker

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Overview

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“ONE OF THE BEST HORROR NOVELS IN A VERY LONG TIME...do not miss it!”—USA Today

There are things worse than death. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. Amid the shadow-scarred rubble of World War II, Joseph Whitehead dared to challenge the dark champion of life’s ultimate game. Now a millionaire, locked in a terror-shrouded fortress of his own design, Joseph Whitehead has hell to pay. And no soul is safe from this ravaging fear, the resurrected fury, the unspeakable desire of...
 
THE DAMNATION GAME

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425188934
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 291,808
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Liverpool in 1952, Clive Barker has written and produced a number of Grand Guignol plays, including The History of the Devil and Frankenstein in Love. His volumes of short fiction, Books of Blood, earned him immediate praise from horror fans and literary critics alike. He won both the British and World Fantasy Awards, and was nominated for the coveted Booker Prize, Britain’s highest literary award. His bestselling novels include The Damnation Game, Imajica, The Thief of Always, The Great and Secret Show, and Everville. He also created the now-classic Hellraiser films, as well as Nightbreed, and Lord of Illusions.

Hometown:

Los Angeles

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1952

Place of Birth:

Liverpool, England

Education:

Liverpool University

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“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 best horror novels in a very long time...do not miss it!” —USA Today
 
“Original and memorable...engrossing...disturbing...Horror mavens who enjoy violence and harrowing imagery will find plenty of both here. But there is more to The Damnation Game than gore. This story of a supernaturally powerful man who can resurrect the dead probes the many varieties of corruption.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Remarkably powerful...Barker has created a truly legendary monster. In pure descriptive power there is no one writing horror fiction now who can match him.”The Washington Post
 
“Wonderful, moving and apocalyptic. Death and damnation hang at the end of every chapter. Barker makes us squirm.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“Will fry your eyes off! Keep the lights on.” —Larry King
 
“A masterly novel...a thrill a minute.” —Chicago Sun-Times
 
“A tour de force of gruesome supernatural horror...startling, hard-hitting, graphic...brilliantly executed.” —Fantasy Review
 
“A horrifying thriller.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
“A gripping tale of hideous evil.” —New York Daily News
 
“Will hold you in its spell. Barker has a keen knack for ripping the skin off every detail and exposing the horrors lurking just below the surface...Captivating and original.” —South Herald Tribune
 
“Shattering...A full scale, hair-raising assault on the imagination.” —Anniston Star

“A writer of stunning imagination...With his artist’s eye for detail, Barker instills a mythic quality into his vision of hell.” —The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
“The most literate and disturbing horror novel I have ever read. This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must!”Imagine
 
“A powerful, thrilling novel that provokes the imagination and raises the blood pressure.” —The Orlando Sentinel
 
“Frightening...Scalpel-clean prose and wild inventiveness.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Powerful...original...Barker’s horror is elegant enough that one can admire it as a kind of hellish choreography, with the characters all dancing to his phantasmagorical tune.” —New York Newsday

 

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