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Veren kirjat 3 (Books of Blood #3)

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To a mortician, the preparation of a corpse is an art. The smooth, silent exchange of blood and embalming fluid is like a symphony to be orchestrated. The presentation of the deceased -- lying in a shining casket framed by flowers -- is an exquisitely composed tableau. And the burial itself is the magnificent climax to his craftsmanship. — Clive Barker also knows how to pr ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 1991 by Kustannus Jalava (first published 1984)
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Edward Lorn
If you're reading this after the week ending on August 21, 2016, you can skip to the next paragraph. For those of your reading it this week, you might be wondering why I've been reviewing so much lately. The short answer is, I have nothing better to do but read and play video games. Problems with my house have seen my family moved into my mother's place for the next week. I cannot find a place to write comfortably, so I'm reading even more than usual. The natural byproduct of all this free time ...more
Paul Nelson
May 11, 2015 Paul Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume Three of Clive Barkers Books of Blood kicks off with Son of Celluloid and an escaped convict who dies in the building housing a movie theatre. His cancer evolves into a physical mass feeding on the strong emotions present and we witness all the fuckery that prevails.

Rawhead Rex sees a farmer inadvertently awaken an ancient monster that happens to be nine feet tall and quite ferocious with hobbies including killing and eating folk. All taking place in a rather sweet rural setting.

Confessio
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Валентин Попов
Определено най-добрата част до тук!
Nathan
Aug 08, 2015 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the first three volumes, I thought this was the strongest.
Dreadlocksmile
Feb 26, 2009 Dreadlocksmile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Back in 1984, Clive Barker made his name within the deeply competitive world of horror with the publication of the first three volumes of the macabre short stories 'The Books Of Blood'. Written in his spare time, he admits that he was not expecting them to sell really at all, let alone predict the public response that followed. The release exploded within the horror literature genre, hailing Barker as an exciting and imaginative newcomer. Stephen King, already known as a master in the genre, wen ...more
Иван Величков
Третият том от „Кървави книги” не би трябвало да ме изненада със съдържанието си. Да, ама не. Толкова по-различен е от предходните, колкото те един от друг. Тук имаме вече един натурален, груб, мръсен Баркър, разказващ кървавите си истории, без алюзии и препратки. Може би само последното произведение се разграничава от цялостната структора на сборника, но следва основната му идея.
Рожба на киното – Един болен и прострелян затворник се стаява да умре в тавана на едно стаео кино, събрало в себе си
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Abigail
A special book with a lot of history and personal significance for me. It shattered my book world and I never forgot it. I still refer to many of these stories in conversation.
Patrick
The first story, Son of Celluloid, is a very unique and otherworldly story. It involves illusions cast upon innocent people, making them believe that they are in a world of film. By now, it’s clear that Clive Barker has a knack for tales that are extremely unreal and quite distinct. Among this book, this is, by far, the most original. This is a decent start to the third book, but this story lacks definite suspense. There are some entertaining sequences when victims believe they are meeting John ...more
Niki
Feb 13, 2017 Niki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still flawless. I liked this one more than the second volume, and it turns out I had already read "Human Remains" in another story collection (Fangs: The Vampire Archives, Volume 2 I hadn't even added it to my bookshelves).

My favourite story was probably "Rawhead Rex" (because D A M N), and my least favourite "Confessions of a (Pornographer's) Shroud". "Scape-Goats"'s ending was REALLY good, too; I felt it needed a special mention.
Kristen
Apr 25, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I have now read the "Books of Blood 1-3" and although I enjoyed a few of the stories in #1, I felt that #2 was lacking and struggled to finish it. This third installment is by far the best of the 3 in that it has the largest number of high quality stories.

1 - Son of Celluloid - I wasn't a huge fan of this one, a murderer's cancer comes to life after his death in the back of a movie theater and takes on the persona of the films that cross the screen.

2 - Rawhead Rex - The basis of the film by th
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Сибин Майналовски
Невероятна книга, която те кара да забравиш за цигари, храна и тоалетна, докато не я прочетеш от корица до корица. Най-добрата от трите досега. Тук просто няма слаб разказ/новела.
Amy
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Жор
Dec 18, 2013 Жор rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Цялото ревю в блога:
http://knizhenjor.com/2013/12/karvavi...

Най-сетне още Баркъъъърр!

Предвид колко предстои да се унеса в словоохотлевене, вярвам, че е уместно да започна с признание. Безчет пъти сръчквах хората от издателство Колибри с питанки, относно излизането на третия том “Кървави книги”. И, разбира се, не пропуснах да си ги взема още в деня на излизането им. Очакванията ми съвсем не се побираха в рамките на думата “малки”, предвид безпощадното очарование на първия том и приятния, макар и
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Бранимир Събев
И ето, че дойде време и за третия том от Кървавите Книги на Клайв Баркър! Много съм доволен да съобщя и нахално да заявя, че този том е най-добрият досега, прочее ми хареса най-много. Но, да не избързваме.

Както може би знаете, Кървавите Книги не са точно сборници разкази, а по-скоро новели. Новелите в трети том са следните:

1. Рожба на киното - дребен престъпник е преследван от ченгетата, понеже се е чупил от пандиза. Сериозно ранен с куршум в тялото, той стига до едно кино, където успява да пол
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Aaron
Feb 19, 2010 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who need to see how literary horror fiction can be
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Ана Хелс
Mar 12, 2013 Ана Хелс rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Не ми се вярваше , че е възможно, но с всеки следващ том на кървавите книги, Баркър достига до нови и нови предели на страховитото , и на личните ми скрити кошмари, които експлоатира така безсрамно, че ме принуждава да го чета само на силно осветени обществени места в слънчеви безоблачни дни. Представете си всичко, от което някога сте се страхували, и го вижте толкова образно и кърваво описано , че опитите на тялото ви физически да изстърже от себе си злокобните видения няма да закъснеят.

Торбал
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Rowan MacBean
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Петър Панчев
http://knijenpetar.blogspot.com/2014/...
Хрумват ми разни неща, които така или иначе са запълнили ревютата на разни блогове. Лесно е да се пише за Баркър, защото той влиза бързо и брутално в съзнанието. Наелектризирам се след почти всеки негов разказ и да ви споделя честно - не мога да кажа лоша дума за който и да е разказ от излезлите до тук три сборника. Обикновено очакванията са големи за автор като Баркър и очакването да бъдеш сплашен или изненадан приятно от потресаващи гнусотии, понякога се
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Somer Canon
Oct 16, 2016 Somer Canon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hate myself for achieving adulthood before reading Clive Barker's works. I have yet to be even slightly disappointed. These short stories were terrific and disturbing. Barker has a way of describing carnage and gore in a quiet serene way that makes it all seem almost dreamlike. He's also quite brilliant with his shorts. These tales would suffer under the weight of fluff and extraneous detail. They're just right.
Stela
Just two beautiful quotes this time and the mention that Human Remains is probably the best short story I've read so far in this collection:

…that was what the flickering reminded him of, the flicker of celluloid through the gate of a projector, one image hot on the next, the illusion of life created from a perfect sequence of little deaths.

No Indian summer to bless the streets this year: autumn had London in its jaws and was shaking the city bare.
Kally
Jan 04, 2014 Kally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Страшна книга в буквалния смисъл на думата. С много кръв, демони и ужас.
Харесва ми как пише Баркър, как описва и как държи в напрежение. Прочетох книгата за два дни.
Ако трябва да степенувам трите тома от "Кървави книги" по скАла на харесване, то ги подреждам 2, 3, 1.
Mike
Nov 09, 2015 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, short-fiction
2.5 stars.

Son of Celluloid*
Rawhide Rex***
Confession of a (Pornographer's) Shroud***
Scape-Goats**
Human Remains***
Miloš
Preteske i prenaporne price...
Lady Catfood
Well I'm finally finished slogging through this one. It's not long by any means at only 196 pages, but such a disappointment from the first two. This collection of stories felt like Barker was pressed on time and had to throw together any half-formed, possibly creepy-ish idea and force it into a rather snooze-worthy storyline. Would recommend the first two, not this one.

Unrelated, but whatever, I had a nightmare/dream (can't decide which) last night that I moved to Canada (free healthcare woo-h
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Jamie O'Rourke
Feb 15, 2017 Jamie O'Rourke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third one is never as good.

SONS OF CELLULOID 5*
By far the best story in the book, this weird but masterfully written tale doesn't start out enthralling but by the end, you won't be able to put it down.

RAWHEAD REX 4*
A really great little tale that, like Jacqualine Ess would have made a great novella

CONFESSIONS OF A (PORNOGRAPHERS) SHROUD 3.5*
A fair (if cliched) mixture between ghost story and superhero origin story that tries to make ghosts with sheets over thier head scary agian. Does it suc
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Filippo Santaniello
Barker fa cinema anche quando scrive. Sa raccontare per immagini, tessere trame avvincenti e introdurre nella bocca dei suoi personaggi dialoghi realistici in cinque racconti in cui l'orrore e il divertimento vanno a braccetto
Коста  Сивов
След като изгълтах за отрицателно време уникалните "Кървави книги, Том 1" и "Кървави книги, Том 2" дойде ред и на... Дийпак Чопра... хаха, естествено, че се шегувам и Ви пробвам дали не сте заспали още на първото изречение от ревюто ми. След изключителните два тома с разкази на Клайв Баркър и още по-изключителните увещания на преводача на книгата Иван Атанасов (да се преборя с мързела си и да престана да чета оная тухла на Стивън Кинг и да се заема с нещо по-сериозно от литературна гледна точка) ...more
George
Apr 06, 2014 George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Έβδομο βιβλίο του Κλάιβ Μπάρκερ που διαβάζω και για μια ακόμη μια φορά ο άτιμος με εξέπληξε με την γόνιμη φαντασία του και την απίστευτη γραφή του. Η συλλογή αυτή αποτελείται από πέντε διηγήματα, αναλυτικά σχόλια για το καθένα:

1. Ο γιος του Σελυλόιντ: Κάπως παράξενη ιστορία με τον καρκινικό όγκο ενός δολοφόνου να ζωντανεύει, μετά τον θάνατο του, στο πίσω μέρος ενός κινηματογράφου και να παίρνει την μορφή διαφόρων ηθοποιών (π.χ. Τζον Γουέιν, Μέριλιν Μονρόε) και να επιτίθεται σ'αυτούς που βρίσκοντ
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Jacqueline Wagenstein
„Дочакахме и третия от общо шестте сборника с разкази на Клайв Баркър, великолепните „Кървави книги“. Баркър ни сподели от самото начало, че за него всяко тяло е кървава книга, но какви червени потоци само се леят от нещастните тела в тези разкази… Бих казала, че от излезлите досега, том 3 е най-бруталният и шокиращият, като Баркър бръква надълбоко в съкровищницата от извратени сексуални фантазии и чудовищност.
„Рожба на киното“ е изкусително извратената история за превръщането на филмовата магия
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Elusive
Oct 03, 2016 Elusive rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
'Books of Blood: Volume Three' comprises five short stories which feature a compelling fusion of the paranormal and normal.

In 'Son of Celluloid', an escaped convict winds up in a run-down movie theatre. Without realizing that he's about to die, he eventually dies from cancer. However, his cancerous tumour lingers on thus bringing the movies to life. Consequently, some unsuspecting cinema goers find themselves in the midst of life and death. I enjoyed most of the movie scenes which were entertain
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Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie (née Revill), a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm. Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department. It ...more
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Books of Blood (6 books)
  • Books of Blood: Volume One (Books of Blood #1)
  • Books of Blood: Volume Two (Books of Blood #2)
  • The Inhuman Condition (Books of Blood, #4)
  • In the Flesh (Books of Blood #5)
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