Reviews of Coldheart Canyon (2001)
Review by cthulhu99 (2007-03-15)
Coldheart Canyon is about an aging actor, Todd Pickett, who has a botched surgery, so he retreats to a once-popular mansion where he can heal. Overall, the story was interesting, but I think it could have been told in half the amount of pages it took. Barker's imagination as always runs wild with creatures that were spawned from ghosts that raped animals that attack an unwary fanclub president when she seeks out Todd. Todd eventually meets up with a ghost of a dead actress from the 1920s and falls in love. Though the story is interesting and keeps you moving along despite its length, I think it was a bit excessive and could have gotten to the point much quicker. I like Clive Barker, but this is not nearly as good as his earlier books.