On Sunday I visited Burbank's Dark Delicacies bookstore to attend a book signing with the one and only Clive Barker. Barker was signing copies of his latest novel, the just-released third book in the Abarat series, Absolute Midnight. I took the opportunity to ask Barker about his new book, as well as the status of the long-in-development Abarat film. Find out what Barker had to tell me after the break.
I first asked Barker what will surprise fans most about volume 3 of Abarat.
"That it's so much darker than the others. It's darker. The dark elements grow organically out of what was already there. It's not that it wasn't there. It is."
As for whether or not there is any movement on the Abarat film front, Barker remarked, "There is. But it's nothing I can share with you right now. All I can say is that it's very optimistic."
Rest assured that when Barker can share more with us, we'll share it with you, FEARnet fans.