Abarat by Clive Barker

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Science fiction paperback.
 

About Clive Barker

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Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume. Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.
 
Published August 30, 2011 by HarperCollins. 528 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Kirkus Reviews

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27th, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-06-029171-6 Page count: 592pp ...

Aug 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Abarat

Publishers Weekly

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Candy Quackenbush travels from Chickentown, Minn., to a fantastic otherworld of unbelievable characters, including the Lord of Midnight, Christopher Carrion. "The author's imagination runs

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The Guardian

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Abarat by Clive Barker 388pp, HarperCollins, £17.99 On the one hand, the stakes are high for Clive Barker: this book has to follow some pretty tough acts.

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Publishers Weekly

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Candy Quackenbush travels from Chickentown, Minn., to a fantastic otherworld of unbelievable characters, including the Lord of Midnight, Christopher Carrion.

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Publishers Weekly

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Barker's (The Thief of Always) fantasy for teen readers features some truly bizarre characters and often crackles with creepy and curious imagery.

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BC Books

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Absolute Midnight continues right where Book Two left off.

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BC Books

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I first met Clive Barker a few years ago and yes, he is really that brilliant and a little bit crazy.

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Book Reporter

Most likely the young readers this book is intended for will not be critical of the occasional sloppiness in the text and most likely their attention will not be lost through the mental and physical obstacle course Candy finds herself in when she journeys to Abarat.

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AV Club

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Fans of Barker's other novel for younger audiences, The Thief Of Always, will likely enjoy Abarat, while readers who prefer the twisted sex and gore of his emphatically adult books like Coldheart Canyon may find it a bit too lightweight.

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Los Angeles Times

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In the opening scene of "Abarat: Absolute Midnight," the third installment in Clive Barker's lavish fantasy adventure series, a blind man is alone in his island home, intuiting the messages transmitted by tarot cards.

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SF Site

The remainder of the book plays out as a series of over-the-top encounters and near-escapes as Carrion's minions pursue Candy from island to island, and we learn more about the role Candy will play in the remaining three volumes.

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Common Sense Media

I like this book a lot because there are a lot of scenes where you think "i'll just stop reading after this chapter or so" then something exiting happens like a villian appearing and you just can't put the book down.

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Common Sense Media

The Abarat Books are definetly some of my favorite books.

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Common Sense Media

When the book first came out there was a free poster map of the world, and there is an interactive version on the Web site (www.harperchildren.com/abarat ), though why they didn't print the map on the endpapers is a mystery in an otherwise gorgeous and lavishly produced book.

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Seattle PI

I first met Clive Barker a few years ago and yes, he is really that brilliant and a little bit crazy.

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Kidz World

The ordinary girl from the ordinary town falls head-over-heels into the magical land of Abarat - a world pulled from the depths of Clive Barker's imagination.

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Starburst Magazine

Never one to dumb down to a lowest common denominator audience, Clive Barker's series of fantasy books for youngsters is no different.

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