THE BOOKS OF BLOOD by Clive Barker

THE BOOKS OF BLOOD

Volumes 1-3
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Actually, some of the Books of Blood, Barker's ground-breaking six-volume British paperback set of horror tales.

Of the six, Vols. 4 and 5 have appeared here in hard-cover (as The Inhuman Condition and In the Flesh, respectively, both 1986) and Vols. 1-3 as mass-market paperbacks. This edition encompasses those first three volumes (which are the three best), a collection of short horror fiction unmatched anywhere, anytime, for ferocity and intensity of vision. One story, "Rawhide Rex," was made into a film released in 1987; another, "In the Hills, the Cities," contains Barker's greatest conceit.

A must addition to horror collections.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 978-0-425-16558-4
Page count: 507pp
Publisher: Berkley
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1988




MORE BY CLIVE BARKER

FictionTHE SCARLET GOSPELS by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker
FictionMISTER B. GONE by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker
FictionCOLDHEART CANYON by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker