Just as the carpet is woven with stories and danger, you will be woven into this story and not escape until the final page. Trust me, you won't be able to put this book down.
This is my favorite Clive Barker novel. It really is worth reading. Enjoy!!!
A man loses his wife. As he grieves he seems unable to find interest in any part of his life. Even his beloved racing pigeons are cared for by his son, Cal. When one escapes Cal chases it and discovers an enchanting world which he views when he falls off a wall. A young woman receives a letter from her grandmother asking her to visit before it's too late. Thus begins a strange adventure for Suzanne when she meets Cal.
The enchanting world is enclosed in a carpet where inhabitants sleep and the world is protected. The young woman, Suzanne, arrives to say goodbye to her dying grandmother, custodian to the world. Others want the world, too. Shadwell wants to sell it to the world's most wealthy men. A rogue seerkind wants to kill the families living there. Hobart, a policeman believes Suzanne is a terrorist, and is madly pursuing her.
So much happens that it's hard to stop reading. Cal and Suzanne try to save Weaveworld but it unravels - not once but twice and the second time it falls apart leaving few residents alive. The enemies remain - chiefly Shadwell and Hobart who now search for the Scourge which wants to destroy all seerkind and any vestige of the world itself. It was Shadwell's efforts, accompanied by Hobart and his trained police squad, that murdered so many.
Yes, it's long but it's enchanting and the world that Barker created along with the characters are magical. My only objection is that the ending could have been edited to avoid what seemed to be to be a drawn out scenario.
Imaginative wonderous fantastique journey into a hidden world.