The Hellbound Heart

The Hellbound Heart

Book - 1986
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From his Books of Blood to The Damnation Game, Weaveworld, and The Great and Secret Show, to scores of short stories, bestselling novels, and now major motion pictures, no one comes close to the vivid imagination and unique terrors provided by Clive Barker.

The Hellbound Heart is one of his best, a nerve-shattering novella about the human heart and all the great terrors and ecstasies within its endless domain. It is about greed and love, lovelessness and despair, desire and death, life and captivity, bells and blood. It is one of the most dead-frightening stories you are likely to ever read.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1986
ISBN: 9780061002823
Characteristics: 164 p


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Dec 15, 2016

As far as my black little heart is concerned, no one does horror like Clive Barker. His approach is distinctly unique; somehow amidst the darkness and gore, there's an inherit beauty to his work. The way Barker absolutely nails what it means to feel loss, desire, fear, and our most hidden emotions that we keep locked away is something completely original and completely unforgiving.

Oct 28, 2013

Barker adapted this short novel for his film "Hellraiser." Pinhead gives it two flesh-rending, gleaming metal hooks up.

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