The Great and Secret Show: The First Book of the Art

4.05 avg rating
( 24,606 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060162764: The Great and Secret Show: The First Book of the Art

This fantasy novel by the author of "Weaveworld" describes a race to find the secret of "The Art" - a state of being or consciousness which allows its owner to transcend their humanity and enter into a heightened spiritual state - by Fletcher and the evil-intentioned Jaffe.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A powerful and fascinating write with a brilliant imagination."-- J.G. Ballard"Barker has an unparalleled talent for envisioning other worlds." -- "Washington Post Book World" "A cross between "Gravity's Rainbow" and J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings, " allusive and mythic, complex and entertaining. Extravagantly metaphorical, wildly symbolic." -- "New York Times" "Rich and absorbing...vivid...incisive and elegant." -- "Time" "[Clive Barker] is a mapmaker of the mind, charting the farthest reaches of the imagination...His ambition and audacity are unparalleled; we know that we are in the presence of a vision that is genuine, unique and lasting." -- "The Washington Times"

About the Author:

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.

Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper & Row 1989-01-01 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0060162767 ISBN 13: 9780060162764
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper & Row 1989-01-01, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060162767 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060162767

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.30
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Clive Barker
Published by Harper & Row (1989)
ISBN 10: 0060162767 ISBN 13: 9780060162764
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060162767

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
42.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.10
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper & Row (1989)
ISBN 10: 0060162767 ISBN 13: 9780060162764
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060162767

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
38.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.83
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper & Row (1989)
ISBN 10: 0060162767 ISBN 13: 9780060162764
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060162767

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
63.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.46
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds