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He is either fantastic or awful with nary a warning in between.

I don’t much love this city, so what I try to do is blow the surface off the publicity and say, ‘Okay, this is what you colddheart pretensions to be like, coldjeart this is the way you really are. I don’t like this town very much. It comes out, I think, November, This was my first, embarrassedly so. Maybe it was the only thing Barker had left out and had to find some way of fitting it in… Secondly, the sex. And that’s a kind of interesting area to be in with storytelling.

For those that can stomach such scenes, in intense detail, then the heart of this story will shine brighter than the images BARKER wrings out onto the page. It was as though she cliev reading his mind.

Clive on Coldheart Canyon

When Todd hasn’t been seen in a week she flies from Sacremento to L. You want them to tell you they know how much you work clibe be perfect. Definitely one of my favourites. The canyon is a mystery that anyone would want to explore.


Jan 25, Alex Telander rated it really liked it Shelves: There’s a room in the basement with elaborate artwork on the wall tiles that comes to life.

Coldheart Canyon

Many of his descriptions are done with such macabre perfection that only a master like Barker could deliver it and make it believable. The best parts of the book are the most restrained, and some of the sex and violence are so needless and extraneous that they take away from the enjoyment. They covered the floor, too, he saw, and ceiling.

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Even by so ungenerous a light as the bare bulbs threw upon them, and bqrker by Zeffer’s weary eyes, it was clear they were of incredible sophistication and beauty. Clive on Coldheart Canyon And then, as he stood there, waiting for Sandru to return, his gaze moved beyond the objects that filled the chamber, and came to rest instead on the walls doldheart. It felt like Barker just needed to get rid of the character after they’d served their purpose and sort of hastily deleted them, hoping no one would think about it too hard.

Seriously, it sprawls on to the point where you wonder why he bothers, and why he puts so much emphasis on minor characters.

The Official Clive Barker Website – Revelations – Coldheart Canyon Bibliography

This time next year it should be hitting the shelves. Most of the characters in the book were true to type.


I just don’t enjoy many of the, oh, the politics. Most of the characters in the book were tru This book scared me a little.

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The resort Todd is staying is haunted. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’m delighted to be able to say that the book is going to contain a very strong lesbian monster and a range of sexual tastes that will be startling even to those already familiar with the eroticism in my work.

The villainess seemed nasty until it was revealed she was just a bully who had been given a fragment of power that she didn’t understand, and that she just squanders.

The Official Clive Barker Website – Clive on Coldheart Canyon

My model is Dickens, who shamelessly moved from pieces of satire to pieces of warm and cheery sentiment, and so Coldheart Canyon is my attempt to go after that. The writing style seemed to change with every new story line, characters were brought together for manufactured reasons and changed allegiance on a whim. On the other hand, it constantly surprises me the number of things that people do, the things that people say, the things people get away with.