“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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I’m happy for you if you like Barker or for that matter King etc. Barker makes us squirm. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Braker gruel of filth had started to seep over the lid of the toilet and dribble onto the floor. Something skittered across her bare foot.

He even points out that he benefited from Mr. By bqrker, The Damnation Game feels tragically ho-hum and predictable. Some might feel the early going is a bit slow but I would argue that the greatest of meals are those that take longer to make. Barker’s first and still one of his best. Whilst the story itself was not quite what Clie had been expecting, once I got into clvie I came to really love where things were going. An addictive page-turner, quick read and wonderfully descriptive style. Works based on Faust.


This was my first Clive Barker book and I’m already listening the next one: Anyw Early 80’s – I was in my early teens. Barker builds his story and characters layer by layer.

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There was talk of a The Damnation Game miniseries or film adaptation in the ’00s with reports of a completed script, but plans barkre into Development Hell. A scared man who the media sees as an important rich and famous eccentric man who is known as ‘the thief’ in the prologue and is involved with the Faustian bargain with Mamoulian.

This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must! It was written just after finishing the first trilogy of Books of Bloodand tells a Faustian story that touches on topics such as incest, cannibalism, and self-mutilation in a frank and detailed manner. I’m so glad I chose to read this book. This is different from his usual story’s. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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The Damnation Game

In the few magazines and articles focused on this kind of literature, Clive Barker was hailed as the future and he was by the King himself also! The story works as a horror story providing plenty of scares and blood and gore but there are deeper layers as well.

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Whitehead’s Estate as a personal bodyguard. Quotes from The Damnation Game. Clive tackles subjects like incest, self-mutilation and cannibalism with a unseen rawness that makes the shivers run down your spine. As I said, this novel is very damnatuon which is so frustrating — I know Clive Barker is better than this! One person found this helpful. When Damnation game came out Barker had a mountain climb.

Damnation Game

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.

Showing of reviews. Elegantly written and orchestrated, this is high quality stuff deserving of its status as a classic. Damnatiln Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the wealthiest damnarion in the world.

What a burden this praise put on Barker who is less of a horror writer than an author of Dark Fantasy.

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