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The Damnation Game
The Damnation Game
Author: Clive Barker
ISBN-13: 9780425127933
ISBN-10: 0425127931
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 433
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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A fantastic and horrifying book, it is Clive Barker at his best. This book is not for the faint of heart, but fans of good horror will likely enjoy this book very much.
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There are things worse than death. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. Amid the shadow-scarred rubble of World War II Joseph Whitehead dared to challenge the dark champion of life's ultimate game. Now a millionaire, locked in a terror-shrouded fortress of his own design, Joseph Whitehead has hell to pay. And no soul is safe from the ravaging fear, the resurrected fury, the unspeakable debts of...the Damnation GAme.
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A real thriller. If you know and like Clive Barker, Koontz, King, you will not be disappointed.
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From Library Journal
"I have seen the future of the horror genre, and his name is Clive Barker," Stephen King has written. Fortunately, this first novel (Barker has published short story collections) more than bears the weight of King's praise. Barker is a better writer than King, and his characters are just as interesting. Set in modern Britain, the story thrusts a flawed "innocent"parolee Marty Straussinto an epic conflict between wealthy Joseph Whitehead and Mamoulian the Cardplayer, a centuries-old creature with whom Whitehead had struck a bargain to obtain his wealth and power. Whitehead reneges, and the resulting struggle is played out primarily on his fortress-like estate. Barker's excellent writing makes the graphic, grotesque imagery endemic to current horror fiction very effective. Highly recommended anywhere horror fiction is popular. A.J. Wright, Anesthesiology Dept., Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
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This is scarry stuff...i was unable to put it down...Clive Barker rocks!! and this book is a must have for fans of Mr. Barker.
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Very good book. Clive Barker is scary and a very fine writer as well.
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Interesting, but not one of Barker's best. No real scares either. Just alot of decadence.
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Terrific horror novel by Barker. You will never forget the name Mamoulian after you read this.
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A very good novel, definitely one for those looking to read beyond the early Clive Barker short stories.
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wonderfully written
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Pages excellent, some wear to cover.