- Publisher: Poseidon Press; First Edition edition (1985)
- ASIN: B004HKQ1BQ
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,604,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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THE INHUMAN CONDITION Hardcover – 1985
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Top Customer Reviews
The Inhuman Condition consists of five novellas:
The Inhuman Condition: Some hoods roll a drunk and steal something very precious. A piece of rope with three knots in it. Nothing special, right? Well...once you untie the knots, something comes into being. Something terrible. Great story.
The Body Politic: Charlie has the strangest thoughts. He thinks his hands are planning a revolt, plotting against him and the whole human race. Crazy, right? Well...when he wakes up to find that his hands have strangled his wife, he's not so sure any more. Another great, original story.
Revelations!: A modern day ghost story with a small twist. An evangelsit and his troupe check into a motel where a murder most foul had taken place...so do the deceased couple, for they're there to recreate the murder or try and reconcile, who can tell. Witty and strange. Clive keeps us enthralled.
Down, Satan: The only detraction from the book's brilliance. A rather short story about a man who wants to hang with Satan so he builds Hell on earth just for that very purpose. Bizare and dark, never really takes off as a full story.
The Age Of Desire: Weird. That's the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this story.Read more ›
1)The body politic.
A very simple story.In a world where our hands have a mind of their own,one man's hand seeks to take over the world!(I know this sounds dumb,but the story is quite good.)
2)The inhuman condition.
A guy and his friends beat up a vagrant for fun,stealing from him a piece of knotted rope...
That same day, the guy who took the knotted rope from the vagrant,begins to unravel it.With the unravelling of the rope his friends suddenly start to die out,one by one...And a lot of evil starts to be unleashed.The same vagrant whom was a victim has to help the guy battle this evil.
Now this is a very fascinating story.A pastor and his wife goes to a motel,for some kind of vacation.The room in which they are staying was the scene of a murder.
In this room the ghosts terrorize the couple.
In this story a guy builds a place for satan on earth.A very short story.(not one of my favourite)
5)The age of desire.
A very good story.In this story,a victim of an Aphrodisaic experiment run away from the lab and starts to uncontrollably have sex with people...But then he soon starts to rape and murder people and things start to get nasty...
An overall fairly interesting book.I would recommend it....enjoy...Nigel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Inhuman Condition is another example of Clive's vast and never ending line of macabre, erotic horror stories. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Corkasaurus
When I read the first three volumes in the Books of Blood anthology, I was blown away. I liked every last story in those books - seriously. They had me saying "wtf? Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Pinkdiamond
All the stories in this collection are fun and kept me glued to the pages. I couldn't stop reading and the collection of stories in here are way more interesting than what is found... Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
clive barker is my absolute favorite writer. He can make you fall in love with a character who normal people would loath. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by SpunkyLabreche
These are short stories by Clive Barker. I especially liked Age of Desire, the story of a man who, while being experimented on - is given an injection of a very potent aphrodisiac. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by Kathryn C. Hogan
These five stories, four of which are somewhat long (for a "short story" i mean-55-65 pages) and one that is very short, make up volume four of "The Books of Blood". Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by AN AVID READER
In the mid-to-late eighties, after the first three successful installments of the Books of Blood, the next three in the series were released under the same title. Read morePublished on October 30, 2010 by Alex C. Telander
Excellent book, especially for horror and dark fantasy fans! This is definitely one of Barker's best works in my opinion, you won't be let down. I recommend to anyone!Published on March 16, 2010 by sccb85