Clive Barker Weaveworld

ISBN 13: 9780007335268

Weaveworld

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9780007335268: Weaveworld

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world --- and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror -- a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

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"The New York Times Book Review"

Prodigious talent....Barker creates a fantastic romance of magic and promise that is at once popular fiction and utopian conjuring.



"Time"

Barker puts in strands of Joyce, Poe, Tolkien, and King himself, and emerges with the one ingredient that all good rugmakers and storytellers have in common: an irresistible yarn.



Peter Straub

"Weaveworld" is pure dazzle, pure storytelling. The mixed, tricky world where fantasy and horror overlap has been visited before -- though not very often -- and "Weaveworld" will be a guide to everyone who travels there in the future



"Cincinnati Post"

A powerfully imagined, fully executed fantasy. A book of dreams recalling William Blake instead of Lewis Carroll....Barker borrows a great many themes from literature, folklore, and religion, and makes it completely his own. He writes with a lyrical intensity that transforms some passages from prose to poetry. He infuses his villains and horrors with such venom that they are overwhelming. And he informs everything with an imagination so powerful that it creates its own reality.



"The New York Times Book Review"Prodigious talent....Barker creates a fantastic romance of magic and promise that is at once popular fiction and utopian conjuring.

"Time"Barker puts in strands of Joyce, Poe, Tolkien, and King himself, and emerges with the one ingredient that all good rugmakers and storytellers have in common: an irresistible yarn.

Peter Straub"Weaveworld" is pure dazzle, pure storytelling. The mixed, tricky world where fantasy and horror overlap has been visited before -- though not very often -- and "Weaveworld" will be a guide to everyone who travels there in the future

"Cincinnati Post"A powerfully imagined, fully executed fantasy. A book of dreams recalling William Blake instead of Lewis Carroll....Barker borrows a great many themes from literature, folklore, and religion, and makes it completely his own. He writes with a lyrical intensity that transforms some passages from prose to poetry. He infuses his villains and horrors with such venom that they are overwhelming. And he informs everything with an imagination so powerful that it creates its own reality.

"The New York Times Book Review" Prodigious talent....Barker creates a fantastic romance of magic and promise that is at once popular fiction and utopian conjuring.

Peter Straub "Weaveworld" is pure dazzle, pure storytelling. The mixed, tricky world where fantasy and horror overlap has been visited before -- though not very often -- and "Weaveworld" will be a guide to everyone who travels there in the future

"Time" Barker puts in strands of Joyce, Poe, Tolkien, and King himself, and emerges with the one ingredient that all good rugmakers and storytellers have in common: an irresistible yarn.

"Cincinnati Post" A powerfully imagined, fully executed fantasy. A book of dreams recalling William Blake instead of Lewis Carroll....Barker borrows a great many themes from literature, folklore, and religion, and makes it completely his own. He writes with a lyrical intensity that transforms some passages from prose to poetry. He infuses his villains and horrors with such venom that they are overwhelming. And he informs everything with an imagination so powerful that it creates its own reality.

Time Barker puts in strands of Joyce, Poe, Tolkien, and King himself, and emerges with the one ingredient that all good rugmakers and storytellers have in common: an irresistible yarn.

The New York Times Book Review Prodigious talent....Barker creates a fantastic romance of magic and promise that is at once popular fiction and utopian conjuring.

Peter Straub Weaveworld is pure dazzle, pure storytelling. The mixed, tricky world where fantasy and horror overlap has been visited before -- though not very often -- and Weaveworld will be a guide to everyone who travels there in the future

Cincinnati Post A powerfully imagined, fully executed fantasy. A book of dreams recalling William Blake instead of Lewis Carroll....Barker borrows a great many themes from literature, folklore, and religion, and makes it completely his own. He writes with a lyrical intensity that transforms some passages from prose to poetry. He infuses his villains and horrors with such venom that they are overwhelming. And he informs everything with an imagination so powerful that it creates its own reality.

From the Back Cover:

Clive Barker is an acknowledged master at creating extraordinary new worlds and cosmologies, and Weaveworld is one of his greatest achievements – a sumptuous feast of dark fantasy and an epic adventure of the imagination.

Cal Mooney is mysteriously drawn towards an old house in Liverpool. There, in the form of an old carpet, he witnesses a world of rapture and enchantment by which he is beguiled. Unbeknownst to Cal, this is 'Weaveworld', created decades before by the Seerkind, a people more ancient than man, gifted with magical powers. Threatened with annihilation in the last century they wove themselves and their culture into a carpet for safekeepng. Now, with the last of their human caretakers dead, the Weaveworld comes to life. Dark forces are alerted by the awakening: a desperate battle is about to begin.

Weaveworld is a book of visions and horrors, a story of quest, titanic struggles, of love and hope. Barker weaves a spell of enchantment around his readers, encapsulating a world that is at once terrifying and miraculous, magical and monstrous, impossible to resist and heart-breaking to leave.

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