Harvey Swick had been swallowed by the great grey beast, February. School was boring, it was raining, he had nothing to do and he was caught in the grim dull months between the delights of Christmas and the anticipation of sunny holidays. Until, that is, Rictus takes him to the Holiday House.
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Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles where every childhood whim may be satisfied. There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the house shows its darker face—when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows—that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.
But the house and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle. Mr. Hood has ambitions for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any he has encountered in ten centuries . . .About the Author:
Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, in 1952 and now makes his home in Los Angeles, where, in addition to his work as a novelist and short-story writer, he is also a painter and filmmaker. He is the author of numerous worldwide bestsellers, including The Books of Blood, The Damnation Game, Weaverworld, Imajica, and most recently, Everville.
The films he has written, produced, or directed include the Hellraiser series, the Candyman pictures, Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions, and the forthcoming The Thief of Always.
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Book Description Harpercollins Publisher, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002241447
Book Description Harpercollins Publisher, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002241447
Book Description Harpercollins Publisher, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002241447
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