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The Damnation Game
The Damnation Game
Author: Clive Barker
In a nightworld where decomposing corpse-assassins stalk their prey, Marty Strauss, the bodyguard to a famous industrialist, discovers that someone is coming to collect the soul of his employer as payment for an ancient debt.
ISBN-13: 9781557731135
ISBN-10: 1557731136
Publication Date: 7/1988
Pages: 433
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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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Very good book. Clive Barker is scary and a very fine writer as well.
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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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A real thriller. If you know and like Clive Barker, Koontz, King, you will not be disappointed.
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