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Veren kirjat 3 (Books of Blood #3)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  6,223 ratings  ·  62 reviews
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 Oy Jalava (first published 1984)
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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Rowan MacBean
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Цялото ревю в блога:

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
Feb 25, 2010 Aaron rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who need to see how literary horror fiction can be
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Il terzo «libro di sangue» ha perso parte della freschezza (da macelleria, ovviamente) che caratterizzava invece la prima, fondamentale, raccolta della serie. Abbiamo dunque trame più classicamente horror che hanno il pregio di centrare con precisione i luoghi comuni del genere, consolidato anche attraverso queste opere. Parallelamente, Clive Barker come regista porta innovazioni all’orrore visivo con i due meravigliosi film Hellraiser e Cabal; in questo libro sembra fare il contrario, istituzio ...more
Of the three I've read so far, this has been the most grim. I'm not a great fan of too much gritty material in my horror. That depressing feel that emanates from some stories just reminds me too much of the real world, and if I wanted to immerse myself all the more in that kind of world I'd simply put away my novels and dive right back into real life.

Of the five stories in this volume, the only one I can say I really, really enjoyed was Son of Celluloid which was helped by being less grim and g
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.
Radi Radev
Рецензия на "Кървави книги", том 3 от Клайв Баркър:
Третият том от поредицата „Кървави книги“ е най-страшният. Баркър е осъзнал, че има картбланш. И е развихрил въображението си. А то е торнадо, помитащо нашите мисли и чувства.
Първият разказ от книгата разказва за дух. Призрак на някой или нещо, за което никога не бихте се досетили. И да - авторът се е опитал да го завърши с хепи енд. Само, че при Клайв щастливият край обикновено означава, че оцелява само
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
David Langer
I think I'm a bit jaded in my age. When I read the first in the series, I remember there were parts that squeemed me out. This one, not so much. However, the stories move well (except there were a few parts towards the end of the first one that were a bit jarring to me, brought me out of the world with too-lengthy conversation that didn't seem in line with what had been occurring prior.) I like the way the author uses his descriptions, not too much, but neither too little. It's a pretty quick re ...more
Третия том не прави изключение и носи същите емоции, които има и в първите два сборника.

Рожба на Киното - изключително ненормален сюжет - допадна ми много!

Негово Величество Роухед - страхотен разказ! Много ми помогна на фантазията, че преди години съм чел комикса, за да си онагледя съществото. Харесва ми похватът, да се дава гледната точка, както на главния герой, така и на злодея, а и на второстепенните персонажи !

Изповедта за савана (на един порнограф) - жесток разказ! Пак имаше пове
Camila Shimada
No es tan bueno comparado con el anterior :(
Hijo del celuloide no me convenció nunca; Rex el hombre lobo iba muy bien encaminado al principio pero no llama tu atención, de hecho ya ni me acuerdo como termina. Después vino confesiones de un sudario que prometía pero al final no pasó nada fuera de lo común, en cierto modo ya se sentía forzado el relato, un poco entendible luego de 2 libros que eran muy parecidos en cuanto a estilo. El 4to cuento era MUY MALO ni siquiera me acuerdo del nombre. y el
Pato Arrué
Nada que decir, los libros de sangre son cuentos de terror del de verdad. "La política del cuerpo" como un cuento que te hace decir WTF, para luego cuestionarte de las partes de tu propio ser. "La condición inhumana" que te hace sumergirte en sus monstruos. "Revelaciones" recordándote que los fantasmas no son solo Gasparín, y que pueden estar en un cuento perturbador. "La edad del deseo" con un cuento que te intenta decir que pasaría si entraras en un éxtasis de violencia y depravación sexual. " ...more
Preteske i prenaporne price...
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
Ана Хелс
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.

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
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
Still absurd in his style and still with being content at messing with your head, C. Barker gives you something to think about after each story.

It causes me to re-read the last couple paragraphs when I notice an ending is near, not to validate what I read, but to assure that I didn't miss anything more important than what he suggests you should find for yourself at the end.

Relentless in his methods of incredible writing style, Barker keeps me in awe of how a world in such a short amount of pages
General H. Sassafras
This one seemed a lot shorter than the other Books of Blood...I actually read it in two days. As always, I openly admit that I am madly in love with Clive Barker and I am likely to love absolutely anything he does... in other words, I have a slight bias.

The main story of note from this one is Rawhead Rex - which was made into a movie (THAT IS SUPER HARD TO FIND ON DVD THAT ISN'T REGION 2) years ago... though, it wasn't my favorite.

I actually thought that The Confessions of a (Pornographer's) Sh
Matteo Pellegrini

Cinque agghiaccianti racconti. Un cinema infestato da una disgustosa entità tumorale capace di ricreare l'illusione del grande schermo; un mostro cannibalico rimasto prigioniero per secoli che si libera e cerca vendetta; il sudario di un uomo morto ingiustamente che si anima di spirito di rivincita;un'isola dove morire è più facile che vivere; un reperto archeologico assetato di sangue.solo cibandosi di altri uomini e donne e non mancherà chi per amore sarà disposta ad aiutarlo.

Христо Блажев
Трета порция класичеки хорър от Баркър:

Разбира се, стилът на Баркър си заслужава четенето, но тръпката идва и от сюжета, който събужда нещо отвътре, някакви вече вградени или прорасли самостойно страхове, някакви отгласи от удобно забравени кошмари… Когато един сюжет следва тясно безинтересна обстановка, примерно както в двата от разказите криминални типове си получават заслуженото, това не може да ме привлече в себе си, не може да възбуди тоя ритъм на не
Pretty darn twisted, Mr Barker!
My favorites of the collection would have to be Scape-Goats and Confessions Of A (Pornographers) Shroud. These two short stories are DARK, well written and... well, they're just cool.
Rawhead Rex will stick in my mind for years to come. A bit too disturbing for my liking, but I should have known what I was letting myself in for -- it IS Clive Barker, after all.
Son Of Celluloid was weird with a beard! Ever-so-slightly lighthearted, compared to the others, which
Tobin Elliott
Maybe I'm getting reacclimated to Barker's style, or maybe the stories are just getting better as the series of books progresses, but I found myself enjoying the hell out of most of these stories. Rawhead Rex was a standout.
From this volume I think Rawhead Rex and Scape-Goats were my favorites. I like Scape-Goats best, as it was completely different than anything I could have imagined. It would make a good movie if it isn't already one.
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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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