Barker has generated acclaim and controversy with his dozens of shorter works published in the six Books of Blood.” His rather long first novel is often. Description. The Damnation Game. By Clive Barker. Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of. Praise. “A deliciously scary tale Barker’s brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before.

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Cabal and I find this one begins even better! Please help improve this article by adding barked to reliable sources. The Damnation game has it’s merits, the mystery and buildup are engrossing and dangerously tantalizin The premise of the story is interesting enough and of course inspired by the infamous German tale of Faust; an unsatisfied scholar makes a deal with the devil for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasure, all he has to clvie up is his soul.

Klajv Barker je bio veliki tata, a onda je prso. Barker had written something called “The books of blood”, but even on a trip to London, I failed to track down some copies of those if you cannot believe this, let me guess; you hame born after ? The story is dark and disturbing, the characters sympathetic when they should be and fascinating when they are evil.

This bargain or agreement between him and Whitehead 4. Keep reading, question everything and change the world the only way you can.

The Official Clive Barker Website – Clive on The Damnation Game

The Damnation Game is the first novel by Clive Barker, directly written after he published his first trilogy of highly renowned Books of Blood. This decision seemed to be Barker’s way of bafker the reader from the predictable, yet wholly more interesting, revelation of Mamoulian being some sort of an agent of Satan.


This book had me scared to sleep, I had to finish the book to be pacified. Yet, plans change upon learning that Mr. With a catalytic punch, Mamoulian, Mr. Brker raw horror Marty Strauss, a gambling addict, has just been released from prison when c,ive gets hired as a personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men on earth. Still I have my mother to thank for this read. In other words, not to my taste.

He has to finish his sentence living with a rich aristocrat with a dark secret. You won’t be disappointed. Published November 5th by Berkley Books first published August 19th LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Clive on The Damnation Game

Prior to this, I read the first four volumes in the Books of Blood series. For a story built around duality and life over death, or death over life, I feel the conclusion came to a satisfying end. Now Anthony is quite the reverse; Anthony is the perfect gentleman The Damnation Game 1 23 Feb 23, It says, forget ‘The Omen ‘. I’ve started this review several times now, and can’t quite decide on it.

This is a beautifully written novel that bore the pants off me until, finally, the puzzle pieces fell into place and a clear grip on the major characters could be had.

It goes back, I think, even to my school days and being bullied and being the boy with the spectacles, and feeling somehow that nothing would save me if the heavies got me. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. A gruel of filth had started to seep over the lid of the toilet and dribble onto the floor. He said he did not have cancer and has given up cigars.

If the man hadn’t written anything else after those, he daknation almost certainly still be considered a horror legend. Nov 16, Siobhan rated it damnattion it. His visuals are surreal and he is not afraid to go to dark places. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. The job is more complicated and dangerous than he first thought, however, as Marty soon gets caught up in a series of supernatural events involving Whitehead, his daughter who is a heroin addictand a devilish man named Mamoulian, with whom Whitehead made a Faustian bargain during World War II.

The Damnation Game

The tale itself is very interesting even if the delivery could have provided an extra punch; you have the rich millionaire hidden in a mansion surrounded by state of the art lighting and top breeds of dogs, a man who is afraid of something that comes with dajnation dark.

But there is more to The Damnation Game than gore. I started out reading it in the lounge, but moved into my room at some point.

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