Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Book 2 of 2009: Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker

Book Description:

Mister B. Gone marks the long-awaited return of Clive Barker, thegreat master of the macabre, to the classic horror story. Thisbone-chilling novel, in which a medieval devil speaks directly to hisreader--his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next--is anever-before-published memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. Thedemon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror,turning the book itself into a dangerous object, laced with menace onlytoo ready to break free and exert its power.

A brilliant and truly unsettling tour de force of the supernatural, Mister B. Gone escorts the reader on an intimate and revelatory journey to uncover the shocking truth of the battle between Good and Evil.

My Opinion:

This was my first peek into the works of Clive Barker. I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy some of his other books better than this one however. This was a fun read and quite funny at times, but wasn't what I was expecting from Clive from what I had heard about him. I believe that this book is quite a bit different from some of his other stuff though. I'll be checking out THE HELLBOUND HEART and the BOOKS OF BLOOD soon so that I can give him a better shot. I think the best parts of the book were when the demon was talking directly to the reader. Those I found quite comical! I have a feeling his other books will be a bit darker though and I'm looking forward to checking out that side of Clive. I definitely recommend this book though to fans of horror and also to fans of fiction that don't mind a mild bit of gore mixed in. (it's rather tame, but there are a few things that those extremely weak in stomach won't like to read).

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