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Imajica
Imajica
Author: Clive Barker
Bestselling author of The Great and Secret ShowClive Barker once again enters the realm of pure imagination. The Imajica: five Dominions of which four are bound together and one, the Earth, is cut off from her sisters. Only a few know of the Imajica, and of those few many are frightened. A time of great risk and promise is coming when th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061099649
ISBN-10: 0061099643
Publication Date: 10/15/1992
Pages: 864
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 79 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Excellent storytelling, fantasy, imagery, characterizations.

This book reminded me, in mood and character, of Tad William's "Tailchaser's Song" and of Richard Adam's "Watership Down" -- no, nothing to do with animals, but to do with otherworldiness. 'Imajica' is populated with a variety of interesting people, all of whom are lovingly rendered with a level of detail and attention to history that makes them uniquely motivated and easy to relate to... and they move through episodes, evolutions, and worlds in ways which are vivid, captivating, suspenseful, and satisfying. I believe near the end the book loses some degree of focus and some of the characters I felt I knew intimately started behaving in ways I didn't find believable, and there was the unfortunate 'and then they disappeared' type ending... but, ending aside, the journey was fabulous. I couldn't put the book down. I read it voraciously. I highly suggest it, if you're in the mood for involving, highly detailed fantasy and world-building.
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Helpful Score: 5
SURREAL, BREATH-TAKING, AND EUPHORIC!!!
As an avid reader of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, I have never had a book get me "high" to the point where I felt I could leap from a mountain and soar forever. Mr. Barker attains a level of imagination King wishes he had; fleshing out rich, complex characters that remain with you long after you read the last sentence. The story, at its core deals with love, war, lost identities, and a quest for harmony. Tolkien and Donaldson readers would be missing the reading experience of their life were they not to enter Barker's world
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Helpful Score: 5
This is the book that solidified Clive Barker as one of my favorite authors. I have given away probably 10 copied (after rereading!) and the story never gets old. One of the few books I recommend with no hesitation.
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Helpful Score: 4
Clive Barker is brilliant.
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Helpful Score: 4
Barker has a way--- and this is no exception. Interesting read.
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