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The Damnation Game | Paperback

Released on 01 March 1986

Author: Clive Barker | Format: Paperback

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Chance had ruled Marty Strauss' life for as long as he could remember. Paroled from prison, he becomes bodyguard to Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men in Europe. But Whitehead has also played with chance - receiving power and wealth in exchange for his immortal soul.

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 FANTASTIC!

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Barker's first novel after his short story collections (Books of Blood part 1 & 2). Compared to his short stories, this takes a slower pace but it is never boring, constantly full of dark inventions and imagery. No matter what book of Barker's you read, your always left wanting more more more!!!.

 Barker's Debut Novel.

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The Damnation Game is the first novel from horror/fantasy writer Clive Barker. Its a good read with many of the now customary Barker trademarks but its not his best work.

The main problem with this novel is that the second half is a bit of a mess. The first half is great introducing the characters and building the story but the second losses its way and becomes a little tiresome.

Barker would go onto bigger and better things but The Damnation Game remains an interesting read. Fans will enjoy it but anyone new to Barker should start with his more accomplished work (Weaveworld/Imajica).

 One of the best, ever.

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Barker really gets it right with this one. Creating a mythology of his own, with believable characters and a truly original and terrifying storyline, this is a must read for anyone remotely interested in horror fiction.

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AuthorClive Barker
PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group (GB)
Year1986
ISBN9780751505955
FormatPaperback - 544 Pages