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Author Barker, Clive, 1952-

Title The damnation game / Clive Barker.

Imprint New York : Putnams, c1985.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.914 B241d    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Ertman  823.914 B241d c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Edition [Book Club ed.]
Description 368 p. ; 22 cm.
Note "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
Contents Terra incognita -- Asylum -- Deuce -- The thief's tale -- The deluge.
Subject Hell -- Fiction.
ISBN 0425127931

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