Book Reviews of Abarat

Author: Clive Barker
ISBN-13: 9780060280925
ISBN-10: 0060280921
Pages: 388
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Joanna Cotler
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This is not a "kids only" type story - the concept is fascinating and you come to love the characters and want to explore the different "Hours" (islands) in this new world.
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Helpful Score: 5
I truely love this book, but get the hardcover. The trade paperback falls apart, (really bad binding.) Everyone I know who has this, the pages are falling out, and it really is a treasure you will want to keep together.
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Helpful Score: 4
Really good. It is the first in a series that promises to be fun.
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Helpful Score: 4
I love this book!! The illustrations are amazing!!
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my favorite books! The paintings are beautiful, and Clive Barkers words make Abarat come alive. A must read for anyone who is a fan of Alice in Wonderland, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Peter Pan.
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Helpful Score: 3
This children's / young adult fantasy adventure story is a little bit dark and spooky, which keeps it interesting for older kids as well as fantasy-minded adult readers. It reminds me a bit of the film "Mirrormask" in its dreamlike story quality. It is the first in a series, so if you wish to know how EVERYTHING turns you, you have to be willing to commit to more than one book.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. After such a long hiatus away from the works of Barker, coming back to him in Abarat brought me back to the mind of this brilliant man. The world we know subtly changes into a world most bizzare and wonderous.

Fiction? Maybe... but who knows if we're just the unlucky who never get the chance to explore other dimensions?
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Helpful Score: 3
Words cannot describe my complete adoration of this novel.
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Helpful Score: 2
While it's no _The Thief of Always_, _Abarat_ does manage to be entertaining with its bizarre and grotesque caste of characters.
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Wonderful imagine world of clive barker.
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This is actually a paperback book!
A wonderful book full of humor, suspense, wonder, and discovery, it was great fun to read.
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Abarat seemed like such an interesting read. I was bored reading it. I can only imagine that it is called a children's book because the author treats the reader like a child. Clive Barker tells the story as if the reader were watching TV, doing their homework, and avoiding the dishes. Very slowly.