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ISBN13: 9780061562495
ISBN10: 0061562491
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Mister B. Gone marks the long-awaited return of Clive Barker, the great master of the macabre, to the classic horror story.

This bone-chilling novel, in which a medieval devil speaks directly to his reader — his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next — is a never-before-published memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. The demon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror, turning the book itself into a dangerous object, laced with menace only too ready to break free and exert its power.

A brilliant and truly unsettling tour de force of the supernatural, Mister B. Gone escorts the reader on an intimate and revelatory journey to uncover the shocking truth of the battle between Good and Evil.

Review:

"[A] swift, spare novel that reminds us, once again, of the discipline and focus Barker can bring to shorter forms....Within the modest canvas of Mister B. Gone, Barker, who rarely does anything predictable, confounds expectations once again, giving us one of the most resonant, provocative novels of his career." The Washington Post

Review:

"Even with a strong novel such as Mister B. Gone, it's safe to say Barker won't approach the popularity of a Stephen King or Dean Koontz....Barker is arguably more of a stylist, willing to take more chances than either....[This] is one ingenious work, with a twist that proves that a devil of a good book lies in its writing and its details." Contra Costa Times

Review:

"There are grand pronouncements about the nature of evil, and the evil of even the supposed moral arbiters, as well as the use of the printing press to disseminate both good and evil. Teens who devour the Saw movies will probably appreciate this well-written, if slightly messy, horror novel." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

You hold in your hands not a book at all, but a terrifying embodiment of purest evil. Can you feel the electric tingle in your fingers as you are absorbed by the demon Jakabok's tale of his unintentional ascent from the depths of the Inferno? Do you sense the cold dread worming its way into your bloodstream, your sinews, the marrow of your bones as you read more deeply into his earthly education and unspeakable acts? The filth you now grasp has been waiting patiently for you for nearly six hundred years. And now, before you are completely in its thrall, you would do well to follow the foul creature's admonition and destroy this abomination of ink and paper before you turn a single leaf and are lost forever.

You have been warned.

Synopsis:

The great master of horror returns with this novel that purports to be Barker's bone-chilling discovery of a never-before-published demonic memoir.

About the Author

Clive Barker is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books for adults and children. He is also a widely acclaimed artist, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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Rachel Polack, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Rachel Polack)
an amazing book
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Rachel Polack, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Rachel Polack)
This is one of Clive Barker's best books, I have never fell in love with a book before reading this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061562495
Author:
Barker, Clive
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Clive Barker
Author:
by Clive Barker
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20081021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.64 in 8 oz

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Product details 256 pages Harper Paperbacks - English 9780061562495 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] swift, spare novel that reminds us, once again, of the discipline and focus Barker can bring to shorter forms....Within the modest canvas of Mister B. Gone, Barker, who rarely does anything predictable, confounds expectations once again, giving us one of the most resonant, provocative novels of his career."
"Review" by , "Even with a strong novel such as Mister B. Gone, it's safe to say Barker won't approach the popularity of a Stephen King or Dean Koontz....Barker is arguably more of a stylist, willing to take more chances than either....[This] is one ingenious work, with a twist that proves that a devil of a good book lies in its writing and its details."
"Review" by , "There are grand pronouncements about the nature of evil, and the evil of even the supposed moral arbiters, as well as the use of the printing press to disseminate both good and evil. Teens who devour the Saw movies will probably appreciate this well-written, if slightly messy, horror novel."
"Synopsis" by , You hold in your hands not a book at all, but a terrifying embodiment of purest evil. Can you feel the electric tingle in your fingers as you are absorbed by the demon Jakabok's tale of his unintentional ascent from the depths of the Inferno? Do you sense the cold dread worming its way into your bloodstream, your sinews, the marrow of your bones as you read more deeply into his earthly education and unspeakable acts? The filth you now grasp has been waiting patiently for you for nearly six hundred years. And now, before you are completely in its thrall, you would do well to follow the foul creature's admonition and destroy this abomination of ink and paper before you turn a single leaf and are lost forever.

You have been warned.

"Synopsis" by , The great master of horror returns with this novel that purports to be Barker's bone-chilling discovery of a never-before-published demonic memoir.
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