Chance had ruled Marty Strauss' life for as long as he could remember. Now at last luck was turning his way. Parolled from prison, he becomes ...Show synopsisChance had ruled Marty Strauss' life for as long as he could remember. Now at last luck was turning his way. Parolled from prison, he becomes bodyguard to Joseph Whitehead, one of the richest men in Europe. But Whitehead has also played with chance - an ancient game which gave him vast power and wealth, in exchange for his immortal soul. Now the forces he played against are back to claim what's theirs. Terryifying forces, with the power to raise the dead; and Marty is trapped between his human masters and Hell itself, with just one last, desperate game left to play...Hide synopsis
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Very good book, really can't recommend Clive Barker highly enough. He is a hugely underrated talent and his books should be read by a larger audience from all walks of life. Not only are his stories the very best of the horror genre and dark fantasy sub genres there is also something hidden in his work that is hugely philosophical as he is always searching for the answers to our existence. He is searching for the meaning of life and in some respect in some passages of his works he hits the nail on the head and surpasses all his peers as he is willing to go where no other mainstream author is willing to tread.
'Living and dying we feed the fire.'
One of the top five horror novels I have read in my life. Just a very well written book that taps into fears we all share, even if not for the same reasons as the characters in the book. Clive barker is known for his slightly over the top gore in some of his work, but he stays just as scary in this understated piece of work. Leaving more to the imagination and weaving more suspense than blood trails. A great first novel if you haven't read Barker before, or a great addition to your collection if you think Barker is as brilliant as I do. Good nail biting horror that scares you the old fasion way - from the inside out!
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