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Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker
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Feb 06, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: horror, fantasy
Read in August, 2011

Barker is back to working in the genre that I love - HORROR!
The way this book is written has me wondering if there are slivers of truth in regards to the inner workings of Hollywood. This has great splashes of the horror and fantastic with a torrent of erotica lavishly poured over the top.

Plot ***Spoilers***
Todd Pickett is a has-been actor at twenty-nine; used up by the very system which turned him overnight from an Ohio farm-boy into a superstar. In a desperate attempt to regain his lost beauty; Pickett elects to have extensive surgery. The procedure goes horribly, grotesquely wrong. Hiding from his fans, and from the press he knows will tear his reputation apart if they find out about his operation, Todd takes refuge where he thinks no one will find him.
He's wrong. His retreat from the glare of publicity takes him to a place that no map of Hollywood has ever described: Coldheart Canyon. Here, nursing his wounds and his desperation, he discovers what the history of the Dream Factory has long concealed: a world somewhere between life and death, reality and illusion, where the great legends of a forgotten Hollywood are waiting to educate him in the bitter business of life after fame.
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Phil Anderson Great story. Be very afraid to read this novel. Listen to Stevie Nicks on your down time. Entertainment; what was it that fell?


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