Frank Cotton is a hedonist who has spent his life in a selfish, single-minded pursuit of the ultimate sensual experience. Having lived a life of world travel, engaging in countless crimes and every sexual experience known to mankind, Frank is now a nihilist, his pursuits having left him feeling unfulfilled and still wanting more extreme experiences. Jaded to the point that conventional sexual activity now leaves him completely unstimulated, Frank hears rumours of the Lament Configuration, a puzzle box that is said to act as a portal to an extradimensional realm of unfathomable carnal pleasure. Locating the owner in Düsseldorf, Frank obtains the box by performing "small favors" and returns with it to his deceased grandmother's home in England. Frank prepares a shrine consisting of bonbons, flowers, severed doves' heads, and a massive jug of his own urine, offerings for the box's inhabitants: The Cenobites, members of a religious order dedicated to extreme sensual experiences.
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The bestselling author of Weaveworld creates a classic tale of ghastly goings-on, set in a world that looks surprisingly like our own.Review:
Clive Barker is widely acknowledged as the master of nerve-shattering horror. The Hellbound Heart is one of his best, one of the most frightening stories you are ever likely to read, a story of the human heart and all the great terrors and ecstasies within.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061002828
Book Description HarperTorch, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061002828