Book Review: The Forbidden (Books of Blood Volumes 4-6) – Author Clive Barker

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The Forbidden is one of the stand-out tales from Barker’s acclaimed Books of Blood series: a genre-redefining collection that prompted the horror high-priest Stephen King to proclaim breathlessly that ‘Clive Barker is so good I am almost literally tongue-tied.’ (For any horror fan not to have read these gory, otherworldly fables is a like a church-goer eschewing the New Testament.) It’s the story that eventually morphed into celluloid slasher Candyman. Yet there are many differences with … Continue reading

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Abarat: Absolute Midnight – September 2011 – Barker is on the prowl

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Clive Barker recently posted the following at his twitter account: Hi to all. A lot of people asked for the release date of ABARAT III. Today I was told it will be September of 2011. There are plans to do signings but we won’t have them locked down for a while. As soon I have news. Phil and Sarah will carry it. “Phil and Sarah” of course refers to the keepers of the which is … Continue reading

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