The Inhuman Condition Author:Clive Barker In these five tales you will discover The Inhuman Condition - a world of ordinary people, going about their daily business, until suddenly they take a wrong turn and find themselves on the twisted backroads of the human psyche, in a world of powerful eroticism, violence and uncontrollable desires. Here hands begin a violent revolution against t... more »he minds that control them; conundrums lie hidden in a piece of knotted string - and each knot, when unraveled, releases a dark, hungering nightmare; here the living and the dead find an unholy sexual alliance in a forsaken motel room; here the first truly effective aphrodisiac releases a monstrous depravity upon the world; here a palace is built to lure Satan back to earth.
Travel these harrowing roads with Mr. Barker, and watch as he unflinchingly reveals the landscape. His wit will lure you, his supple style will delight you, his graphic vision will scare the daylights out of you. He will darken your daydreams and illuminate your nightmares.« less
The back cover blurb and the reviews by the likes of Steven King made me expect a lot from this book. Unfortunately it failed to deliver. The stories were well written, and the ideas were mostly unique, but they did not evoke the fear and horror that I was expecting - I actually laughed my way through two of them.
An interesting read, but not the book to chose if you want something really terrifying.