Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker

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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.


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 October 30, 2007 by HarperCollins. 256 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Any narrative that begins "Burn this book" definitely merits attention--unfortunately, readers would be much better off were they to heed this advice.

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With a bone-chilling opening consisting of a gloomy score and a very angry Doug Bradley (Hellraiser 's Pinhead himself), Barker's latest horror effort i

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This offbeat novel in the form of a minor demon's diary may satisfy devoted Barker fans eager for his return to adult fiction after several years writing the Abarat series, but others, especia

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It just so happens that Jakabok has been trapped in the book you are reading and will try to sway you to burn the book.

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is Jakabok Botch, a demon born and raised in.

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Fantasy Literature

Unfortunately, it’s been a while since I last read a Clive Barker book, so when I heard about Mister B.

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Barker's use of language increasingly seems to become artless, as if he had spent too much time writing for "young adult" audiences and not enough honing his art and his philosophy.

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This is a book about book burning, but that's where similarities to Fahrenheit 451 end.

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