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Preview — Everville by Clive Barker
Everville (Book of the Art #2)
Everville finds itself exploring an ...more
In his apprehension, he does create a book that works standalone, a novel that dives much deeper into the mythology of the first book, but he does so in an almost madman sort of way. Quite often I feel like Barker doesn't have command over his world. That the creatur ...more
On a mountain peak, high above the city of Everville, a door stands open: a door that lets onto the shores of the dream-sea Quiddity. And there's not a soul below who'll not be changed by that fact . . .
Phoebe Cobb, onc ...more
The story starts of in the old west of America, with a group of pioneers struggling through winter in order to find a new home. One of their number has dreams of founding a great, shining city c ...more
In the second book of The Art - he manages to make a story that is drastically different than The Great and Secret Show, but it still has all of the same core concepts.
I'm normally not one for love stories - but this one was welcome. The love story between Phoebe and Joe was interesting - and not in that usual "Oh Clive" way.
I think the most important thing about this book was that I did not predict something that I am sure w ...more
In the meantime, remember:
the past, the future and
the dreaming moment between—
living one immortal day
to know that is Wisdom
to use it is the Art
And now, too much of a good thing can be bad. Clive Barker is damn creepy. I'm going to cool off with lighter, thinner reads.
This is the story of a town that hosts a doorway between two different worlds. The inhabitants of one of these worlds want to enter ours. This novel is a combination of love story and fantasy. There are characters from the first novel that play a more pivotal role in trying to stop people ga ...more
As I've stated, I just love Barkers sense of the fantastic. It makes Stephen King seem mundane by comparison. If I have a complaint, it's that at times it seems that Barker took ideas for three unrelated books and somehow put ...more
These books are so dense and rich that each of them feel like they could be a trilogy in and of themselves. If you enjoy fantasy, particularly ones without werewolves, vampires, alien parasites, etc., then do yourself a favor and start reading this series. There is some graphic sex ...more
Everville, tranquilla cittadina che si affaccia su un mare visibile solo insogno, nasconde il punto di contatto fra la dimensione umana e un misterioso,inquietante universo abitato da esseri di infinita bontà ma anche sede del Male supremo, da sempre ansioso di distruggere l'umanità. Mentre forze contrastanti si addensano nel cielo di Evereville, creature delle duedimensioni si incontrano e si scontrano, si amano e si odiano, dando luogo ascene di inaudita violenza e di sfrenato erotismo..
As a young man, I read a lot of Clive Barker. I think mainly I was drawn to him due to a 1-sentence endorsement from Stephen King, which said, “I have seen the future of horror and its name is Clive Barker.” Being an avid King fan, I picked up some of his books and got reading. I liked them back then. I mainly enjoyed their edginess and dark themes. But it seems where I have grown up, Clive Barker’s stories haven’t.
Recently, I decided to give ...more
I liked this book becuas ...more
I suppose what I loved most is that I found myself (who seldom gets sucked in) getting sucked in by a storyline I find in no way plausible but ...more
It started off slowly and I was really interested in the beginning but as it went on I lost interest. I liked the idea of Quiddity but I felt there cou ...more
What I can say for Everville is than what I can say for the first book in this series. The Great and Secret Show (1989) was a 600-plus ...more
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The past, the future, and
The dreaming moment between—
Are all in one country,
Living one immortal day.
To know that is Wisdom.
To use it is the Art.”