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Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
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Jan 05, 2012

really liked it

Looking at my tags you'd probably be confused. History? Printing Technology? What Barker has always done best is take the macabre twist of his and wrap it around modern parables and musings on society. Set before and around the cradle of the printing industry, this book literally drips with spite at times. Intelligently written from the view point of a demon, Jakabob Botch (who is trapped within the very text of the book), the novels pace is tempered by the demon talking directly at you around and between his "story". Thats not to say this is Barkers best, but its certainly inventive as any "secrets" within the book, and manages what most "horror" novels do not - its at times horrific, informative, historically accurate and genuinely quite chilling.
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