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Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

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Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

From publisher Cernunnos, we have Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds, a deep dive into the creative world and personal archive of the master of horror Clive Barker. This is a beautifully presented hardback book with 296 pages detailing the creative output of the visionary writer and artist, Clive Barker. Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds is the first book to shed light on the massive scope of Barker’s work, and was created by two of his most loyal collaborators, Phil and Sarah Stokes. With the help of Barker himself, this book contains exclusive insight from those who have worked with him creatively and professionally. It also includes analyses of his works from industry contemporaries and friends including, Ramsey Campbell, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, Peter Straub, Armistead Maupin, J.G. Ballard, and Wes Craven.

The book spans Barker’s dark creations with classics such as the iconic horror character Pinhead, the Hellraiser series, and the cult films Nightbreed and Candyman. In literature, Barker has written the horror anthology series Books of Blood, and countless other dark fantasy stories, leading legendary author, Stephen King to quote “I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker.”

Never one to stop creating, Clive Barker has also dipped his toes into the worlds of toys, video games, and art, and his incredible collection of paintings, drawings, and photographs have been exhibited in galleries around the world. This is a pretty comprehensive overview of Clive Barker’s career and a must-have for any fan of his work. The book contains quite a few paintings, drawings, illustrations, photographs, and movie stills – but we would have liked a few more! Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds is available now from all good book shops and online at Amazon UK and Amazon.com

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds Book Review

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