Weaveworld



Weaveworld Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror a tour de force from one of today s most forceful and imaginative artists.Barker turns from his usual horror to epic length fantasy for this account of the Fugue, a magical land inhabited by descendants of supernatural beings who once shared the earth with humans The Fugue has been woven into a carpet for protection against those who would destroy it the death of its guardian occasions a battle between good and particularly repulsive evil forces for control of the Fugue Weaveworld is rich with memorable characters, exciting situations, and pockets of Barker s trademark horror. Read Weaveworld – bluevapours.co.uk

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie n e Revill , a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department It Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie n e Revill , a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department It was in Liverpool in 1975 that he met his first partner, John Gregson, with whom he lived until 1986 Barker s second long term relationship, with photographer David Armstrong, ended in 2009.In 2003, Clive Barker received The Davidson Valentini Award at the 15th GLAAD Media Awards This award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for any of those communities While Barker is critical of organized religion, he has stated that he is a believer in both God and the afterlife, and that the Bible influences his work.Fans have noticed of late that Barker s voice has become gravelly and coarse He says in a December 2008 online interview that this is due to polyps in his throat which were so severe that a doctor told him he was taking in ten percent of the air he was supposed to have been getting He has had two surgeries to remove them and believes his resultant voice is an improvement over how it was prior to the surgeries He said he did not have cancer and has given up cigars On August 27, 2010, Barker underwent surgery yet again to remove new polyp growths from his throat In early February 2012 Barker fell into a coma after a dentist visit led to blood poisoning Barker remained in a coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it Fans were notified on his Twitter page about some of the experience and that Barker was recovering after the ordeal, but left with many strange visions.Barker is one of the leading authors of contemporary horror fantasy, writing in the horror genre early in his career, mostly in the form of short stories collected in Books of Blood 1 6 , and the Faustian novel The Damnation Game 1985 Later he moved towards modern day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in Weaveworld 1987 , The Great and Secret Show 1989 , the world spanning Imajica 1991 and Sacrament 1996 , bringing in the deeper, richer concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received mixed receptions He wrote the screenplays for Underworld aka Transmutations 1985 and Rawhead Rex 1986 , both directed by George Pavlou Displeased by how his material was handled, he moved to directing with Hellraiser 1987 , based on his novella The Hellbound Heart His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re released together to moderate critical acclaim After his film Nightbreed Cabal , which was widely considered to be a flop, Barker returned to write and direct Lord of Illusions Barker was an executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters, which received major critical acclaim.Barker is a prolific visual artist working in a variety of media, often illustrating his own books His paintings have been seen first on the covers of his official fan club magazine, Dread, published by Fantaco in the early Nineties, as well on the covers of the collections of his plays, Incarnations 1995 and Forms of Heaven 1996 , as well as on the second printing of the original UK publications of his Books of Blood series.A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in 1993 Based on detailed premises, titles and lead characters he created specifically for this, the four interrelated titles set outside the Marvel universe were Ectokid,

Weaveworld  By Clive Barker IBN : 0007117140 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 721 pages
  • Weaveworld
  • Clive Barker
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
  • 0007117140

10 thoughts on “Weaveworld

  1. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

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  2. Bradley says:

    This book probably deserves a full analysis, going into a full and deep review mode that gives a grand majority of the characters, both good and evil, lots of time to explore ambitions and twists and character growths and failures I should also go into a twenty page monologue on how beautiful and strange and wonderful the fantasy elements are, from the sideways twisted tormenting of christian beliefs, the reimagining of so many mythical elements, the fact that good and evil are never what they This book probably deserves a full analysis, going into a full and deep review mode that gives a grand majority of the characters, both good and evil, lots of time to explore ambitions and twists and character growths and failures I should also go into a twenty page monologue on how beautiful and strange and wonderful the fantasy elements are, from the sideways twisted tormenting of christian beliefs, the reimagining of so many mythical elements, the fact that good and evil are never what they seem and they often fly into each other s territories regardless of how the quasi demons, quasi fae, quasi witches, or quasi humans look or feel on the page.It s scary It is a horror And while so many horrific creatures with truly awesome descriptions grace these pages, we re not allowed to go with all our natural assumptions We re supposed to go off the deep end and humanize everyone, not that they particularly deserve it or that the exercise is especially rewarding Non magical human...

  3. Apatt says:

    Weaveworld is one of the very few books that I can claim to enjoy from the first page to the last, all 700 pages of it Even the introduction is great, normally I skim through lengthy intros to get to the story, but Clive Barker puts his heart and soul into this one, including this beautiful passage about the genre fictionI have been, I think, altogether disparaging about the escapist elements of the genre, emphasizing its powers to address social, moral and even philosophical issues at th Weaveworld is one of the very few books that I can claim to enjoy from the first page to the last, all 700 pages of it Even the introduction is great, normally I skim through lengthy intros to get to the story, but Clive Barker puts his heart and soul into this one, including this beautiful passage about the genre fictionI have been, I think, altogether disparaging about the escapist elements of the genre, emphasizing its powers to address social, moral and even philosophical issues at the expense of ce...

  4. Ted says:

    No way can I will I rate this book.Yesterdayquite some time ago nowI noticed that one of my friends here had added this book to her to read stack The author s name hit me like a brick, the title less so I looked Barker up on Wiki, scanned the list of novels, and decided that yes Weaveworld must be the Barker that I read.Pretty sure I Liked the post, ironic really and left the comment below, that resulted in the rest of the exchange Me I think I read this many years ag No way can I will I rate this book.Yesterdayquite some time ago nowI noticed that one of my friends here had added this book to her to read stack The author s name hit me like a brick, the title less so I looked Barker up on Wiki, scanned the list of novels, and decided that yes Weaveworld must be the Barker that I read.Pretty sure I Liked the post, ironic really and left the comment below, that resulted in the rest of the exchange Me I think I read this many years ago It horrified and frightened me so much that I resolved to never read another book by Barker Don t really remember how or why it made such a strong impression I no longer have the book, so I can t pick it up again and br...

  5. Chris says:

    Once, there was magic There were sacred places and secret spots, and beings that held magnificent raptures They were the Seerkind, and they were the magical children of the world.Then the Scourge came A being of magnificent power and mad obsession with a singular purpose to utterly destroy the Seerkind Its reasons, its motivations were completely unknown and brooked no argument or negotiation And so, with their numbers being burned down, the Seerkind hid They used their best magics and t Once, there was magic There were sacred places and secret spots, and beings that held magnificent raptures They were the Seerkind, and they were the magical children of the world.Then the Scourge came A being of magnificent power and mad obsession with a singular purpose to utterly destroy the Seerkind Its reasons, its motivations were completely unknown and brooked no argument or negotiation And so, with their numbers being burned down, the Seerkind hid They used their best magics and their most exquisite raptures to wea...

  6. Schmacko says:

    Ever since I read it in the late 80s, I have loved this rambling, indefinable book, which may make me a hypocrite But I ve learned human beings are nothing if not contrary in taste I tell people I dislike science fiction and fantasy books, and that I have very little taste for gory horror as opposed to psychological horror, which I love Weaveworld wanders around a LOT in its 700 Odysseus like pages, but there s something phantasmal and strange about this mystical world Clive Barker has cre Ever since I read it in the late 80s, I have loved this rambling, indefinable book, which may make me a hypocrite But I ve learned human beings are nothing if not contrary in taste I tell people I dislike science fiction and fantasy books, and that I have very little taste for gory horror as opposed to psychological horror, which I love Weaveworld wanders around a LOT in its 700 Odysseus like pages, but there s something phantasmal and strange about this mystical world Clive Barker has created that just sucks me in.That being said, the long and complex Weaveworld isn t pure science fiction or fantasy It has moments of horror and moments of pure human drama The story also has a sense of the mythological about it, borrowing from and twisting old Celtic and Druid stories into an entirely new invention In the Old World ...

  7. Stepheny says:

    I have a couple of close friends who absolutely rave over Clive Barker and especially over Weaveworld I really hoped I would love it as much as they did After the disaster that was Imajica, I wasn t sure I even wanted to continue with Barker at all I felt like he lost me completely with that book But then I remembered how much I loved the Thief of Always.and can we talk about the greatness that is the HellBound Heart Imajica was so far over my head I thought that part of the book wasn t in I have a couple of close friends who absolutely rave over Clive Barker and especially over Weaveworld I really hoped I would love it as much as they did After the disaster that was Imajica, I wasn t sure I even wanted to continue with Barker at all I felt like he lost me completely with that book But then I remembered how much I loved the Thief of Always.and can we talk about the greatness that is the HellBound Heart Imajica was so far over my head I thought that part of the book wasn t in mine I was hoping that Weavewo...

  8. Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ says:

    No, seriously I really don t know what I ve read and have no clue how to describe it in a coherent manner Weaveworld is a story of a world within a world A world that to save itself from destruction, wove itself into a magic carpet, if you will It s the story of a world within a world within a world yep, another one that are all on a road to collisionNothing...

  9. Erika says:

    Edit 080214 Buddy read with Nick P starts Monday the 4th This book is not for the faint of heart If you like weird, wonderful and grotesque imagery in your books, feel free to join us Original review One of my absolute favoritest est est yes I make up words books ever I love a good dark fantasy horror novel and this one is one of the best I d give it 10 stars if I could It s filled with grotesque, bizzare, intense, unique, weird, titillating and magical imagery and I love everything a Edit 080214 Buddy read with Nick P starts Monday the 4th This book is not for the faint of heart If you like weird, wonderfu...

  10. Cindy Newton says:

    I enjoyed this story, although at times I wasn t sure There were moments as I read this fantasy about another world, woven into a carpet, peopled with magical characters, that the line between fascination and skepticism would begin to blur, and I would feel doubt My investment into the story would begin to recoil This happened a couple of times at the beginning, and then again in the middle when the action would lull, but it passed quickly each time I found the fight to save the Fuguei I enjoyed this story, although at times I wasn t sure There were moments as I read this fantasy about another world, woven into a carpet, peopled with magical characters, that the line between fascination and skepticism would begin to blur, and I would feel doubt My investment into the story would begin to recoil This happened a couple of times at the beginning, and then again in the middle when the action would lull, but it passed quickly each time I found the f...

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