where has clive barker gone

where has clive barker gone

sarlaccbreth's picture

my fav. author is clive barker he's twisted perverted gruesome articulate and i love it

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jenbug666's picture

Clive barker is my favorite author. His recent series were the "Abarat" books. The series is meant for younger crowd. Disney bought the film rights for a lot of money. He will be at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors con. He was spending a lot of time on his artwork along with a whole bunch of other projects. A remake of Hellraiser is in the works. Check out his official website for more info. Edited by mscenobite on 5/26/2007 at 10:01 CST

I have liked the first two Arabat series, although not as much as some of his more gory works. I still read his "Books of Blood" every six months or so. Classics.

shuddertothink's picture

One of my favorite stories of all time by any author is Cabal...Saw the movie first (Nightbreed), and then had to find the book...Almost a bedtime story about prejudice and man's evil side.

666Bloody Mary666's picture

Clive Barker has recently released a book called Mister B. Gone.

There will be a new film based on one of his stories, the film is called Midnight Meat Train.

I have read Coldheart Canyon and thought it was good, aside from the perverted s and m sexual fasntasies of the characters in the book.

For some reason his books are hard to find anywhere, so I have not had the chance to read his work much.

Doc Tourneau's picture

It's funny -- for a guy Stephen King once described as "the future of horror fiction," Clive Barker has kind of dropped off the map.

I'm not sure if I have the chronology right, but after his "Books of Blood" short story collections, and his horror novel The Damnation Game, he seems to turn his attention more towards what I guess could be called epic dark fantasy. Weaveworld, Imagica, The Great and Secret Show, Galilee, his young readers "Arabat" books; all these seem to point to what might be his true calling. I've read and loved the first three books mentioned above, so I don't think that's a bad thing. And his more recent Coldheart Canyon shows he hasn't lost his chops in regards to horror.

But I agree, he never quite worked out to be the household name that King suggested (or I expected) he'd become.

Oh well, as long as he continues to do good work...


AntonsCorpse666's picture

Clive is a damn good author. I guess your circle depends on how well known Clive Barker is, granted his name isn't as popular as Kings, but among horror fans his name is usually at the top. I agree about Books of Blood, it has one of my favorite shorts by him. Its the first one in the book I believe, it's called The Yattering and Jack. Not really scary, but damn funny. If none of you have ever seen Clive Barkers A-Z of Horror, you should look for it. It's a fact book on horror films, actors, directors, writers and such. There's some pretty cool shit in there, even things on some real life phycos.

vagabond1's picture

i read his last book MR. B GONE

i thought it was a shame for the pubilsher to advertise it as Barker's return to horror

it does involve demons, but i'd hardly call it a horror novel (closer to fantasy)

it's a well written book, but the premise didn't exactly blow my mind

i miss the older material

vagabond1's picture

i think WEAVEWORLD was where Barker started making a full on transition from horror to darker fantasy

sometimes i forget that he wrote THIEF OF ALWAYS, probably his most endearing book, and easily his best written

MarkMatthewFerguson's picture

Clive is raising his daughter and gearing a lot of his writing toward her. However, if you want to find his work, check ebay, it's packed with Clive's stuff.


Philosomatic's picture

He's had some pretty serious health issues these past couple years.


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