The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
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Frank Cotton's insatiable appetite for the dark pleasures of pain led him to the puzzle of Lemarchand's box, and from there, to a death only a sick-minded soul could invent. But his brother's love-crazed wife, Julia, has discovered a way to bring Frank back—though the price will be bloody and terrible . . . and there will certainly be hell to pay.

 

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 March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 176 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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This undistinguished anthology set in Clive Barker's imagined universe in which a puzzle box serves as the gateway to the realm of the sado-masochistic Cenobites ties in with the release of a remake of the 1987 horror film Hellraiser, adapted from Barker's novella ""The Hellbound Heart."" Unsurpr...

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The Hellbound Heart was the inspiration for the legendary horror movie series Hellraiser.

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Frank’s brother, Rory, who married Julia (who had a one-night-stand with Frank before her wedding), move into the same house where the Cenobites tore Frank apart.

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She had a pre-marital affair with her fiancee’s brother (and by pre-marital, I mean mere hours before the ceremony, on top of her wedding gown, in this very house.) While fixing up the home, Rory cuts himself and goes to find Julia, who is reminiscing upstairs in the room Frank had sexed her, the...

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When she realized there was something left of Frank locked within the walls of an upstairs bedroom, she decided to do whatever was necessary to bring him back and Frank was only too happy to use Julia’s desire against her.

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