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Inhuman Condition
Inhuman Condition
Author: Clive Barker
ISBN-13: 9780671742898
ISBN-10: 0671742892
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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5 short stories
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From Library Journal
In this collection of five tales of horror, the author uses various devices such as a piece of string, a pair of ghosts, an experimental aphrodisiac, and a pair of hands to lead his characters into a world of nightmarish experiences. Each begins with a seemingly normal situation: an encounter between a vagrant and a group of young thugs; a traveling evangelist and his companions; a laboratory experiment; and a husband and wife in bed. But with a bizarre twist the element of terror is introduced.
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Five short stories from a Master of Horror!
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I absolutely loved this collection from Barker! I wish he'd get away from fantasy and go back to horror. This collection proves that he is a major asset to the horror story loving community. The Body Politic is a great story in this book. It is about a man's hands having a "mind" of their own. Mr. Barker writes with such vivid detail that you feel like you are experiencing what the characters are.
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Clive Barker, the most exciting new master of horror today, unleashes a world of powerful eroticism, violence and uncontrolled desires. In these five brilliant tales, human hands tear themselves from their masters to start a bloody revolution; a knotted string unravels darn hungering nightmares; in a Texas motel, the living and the dead make love; a palace is built to lure Satan back to earth; and a powerful aphrodisiac creates ghastly sexual urgings.
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Great book. All the stories were such a pleasure to read and so well done.