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Books of Blood, Vol. 1 (1984) [Collection]
by Clive Barker Rating: Weighted - 8.5 / Average - 8.6 of 10 (11 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Books of Blood
Part: 1

Summary :

Even horror has it's perfection.

To a butcher, the carving of flesh is an art. As an artist, he knows where to slice the muscle, how to sever the clinging sinew from the bone. He studies the carcass like a lover. He knows how to section the dripping meat, dissecting, cutting, tearing.

Clive Barker knows a few tricks, too.

He knows how to lance his readers with apprehension, to make their hears pound and their skin tingle with dread. He knows how to push his reader to the edge of their seats, to the shuttering edge of total horror.

And then Beyond ...


  • Introduction by Ramsey Campbell
  • The Book of Blood
  • The Midnight Meat Train
  • The Yattering and Jack
  • Pig Blood Blues
  • Sex, Death and Starshine
  • In the Hills, the Cities

Original title: Books of Blood, Vol. 1
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorror

The following works are contained within this one:
     In the Hills, the Cities (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Clive Barker
     Sex, Death and Starshine (1984) [Novelette]
      Author: Clive Barker
This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Volumes One to Three (1998) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Clive Barker

Edition #1: Books of Blood, Vol. 1

Books of Blood, Vol. 1 (1984)
Awards: World Fantasy Award: Anthology/Collection (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination...Clive Barker [is] an outstanding storyteller." J. G. Ballard
  • "Barker has been an amazing writer from his first appearance, with a great gift of invention and commitment that stands on every page." Peter Straub
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Books of Blood, Vol. 1 (1984)

ISBN: 0425083896

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