Clive Barker

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool in 1952. He studied English Literature and Philosophy at Liverpool before moving to London at the age of twenty-one.

By his late-twenties Barker had published Book of Blood, Volumes 1-3 which achieved modest success. Three more volumes followed (Book of Blood, Volumes 4-6).

By 1987 two of Barker's stories (Rawhead Rex and Transmutations) were modified into films. He was not impressed with the adaptations and turned his hand to directing himself. The result was Hellraiser, based on the novella The Hellbound Heart. The film became a large cult success and he subsequently adapted his short story Cabal into the major motion film Nightbreed.

Clive Barker went on to write the epic fantasy Imajica, the illustrated children's fable The Thief of Always and Sacrament, a dark fantasy for all ages.

He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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Clive Barker reviews

The Hellbound Heart

NA written by Clive Barker

In a quiet house on a quiet street Frank and Julia are having an affair. Not your ordinary affair. For Frank it began with his own insatiable sexual appetite, a mysterious [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cabal

NA written by Clive Barker

A fabulous journey through the mind of the master of dark imaginative fiction, Clive Barker.The nightmare had begun….Boone knew that there was no place [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Weaveworld

NA written by Clive Barker

Weaveworld is an epic adventure of the imagination. It begins with a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes to life, alerting the [...]

Published: 1987

Our rating: 8.8 | 5 positive reader reviews

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