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The Great and Secret Show (Book of the Art, Bk 1)
The Great and Secret Show - Book of the Art, Bk 1
Author: Clive Barker
In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America.
ISBN-13: 9780002236447
ISBN-10: 0002236443
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 550
Edition: 1St Edition
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Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Englishman Barker's latest novel, the first part of a trilogy, is an ambitious fantasy/horror fusion of dazzling scope which stands alone as a complete story. Nebraska postal clerk Randolph Jaffe works in the Dead Letter Room, opening and inspecting loads of undeliverable U.S. mail. Soon, through a series of cryptic dead letters, he taps into an ethereal network of mysterious revelations which provides access to enormous power channels. The customary battle of light forces versus dark forces commences, with greedy Jaffe heading the latter, and mad yet philanthropic scientist Richard Fletcher representing the former. Despite occasional and convenient lapses into nonsensical elements of fantasy which characterize too much of the genre, this original, intelligent treatment of a complex idea by the author of The Damnation Game ( LJ 5/15/87) and Weaveworld ( LJ 10/15/87) is amazingly believable and compulsively readable.
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I've always liked Clive Barker's work and this book lives up to my expections of his thought processes. This is a long one at almost 700 pages, but I found the storyline kept me reading.
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Clive Barker-what more can I say. You must add this to your collection!
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My wife likes this author, liked it.
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Well, I think this is Clive Barker's best book. Although it has been out for a few years, Barker weaves terror,k horror, fantasy into an imaginative tale that will capture you! I love it
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