- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (July 28, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765335425
- ISBN-13: 978-0765335425
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed Hardcover – July 28, 2015
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"With so much imagination and love for the mythology on display, Midian Unmade is recommended reading for those who love the creatures of the night. It’s also proof that every monster has its day.”―Rue Morgue
"Rich and rewarding. Fans of Clive Barker, or of good dark fiction in general, will want to be sure to add this to their shelves.”―October Country
“I was never bored with a single story...this is a fantastic collection. [The] avid genre fan...will find references to Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and others. This is a must own.”―Horror Underground
“It is completely unfair that Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed is so wonderfully and captivatingly written, only to end like all good books must. The stories contained therein are so intoxicating, so lovingly written, and so all-encompassing that they leave you aching for more ”―Horror Talk
“Wonderful...a must-read. Offer[s] a unique take on the mysterious world of the Nightbreed, and the heartbreak and despair that can be felt by anyone, including monsters.”―Wicked Horror--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
JOSEPH NASSISE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Templar Chronicles, the Jeremiah Hunt trilogy, and the Great Undead War series. He has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award. He lives in Arizona with his family.
DEL HOWISON is the co-founder and owner of Dark Delicacies, an independent horror bookstore, in Burbank, CA. Howison has co-edited several collections, including the Bram Stoker Award-winning Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre.
CLIVE BARKER is a legendary author, filmmaker, and visual artist. His acumen as a horror writer has been praised as some of the most influential to pop culture in recent times. Stephen King hailed Barker as "the future of horror." His Books of Blood series and his novella The Hellbound Heart which inspired the Hellraiser movies have amassed a global cult following and cemented their place in pop culture history. The Scarlet Gospels marks Barker's highly-anticipated return to horror fiction.
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Top customer reviews
As a huge Clive Barker fan, it was great to read these (primarily) fan fiction tales that have derived from the great question: "What happens after Nightbreed/Cabal?" There is no right answer of course. Clive will never write the trilogy he once dreamed of.
I preferred those tales where Clive Barker's characters weren't the main focus, or not referenced at all, as I've always believed that Midian was intended to be a metaphorical place, (or places) and not built around individuals like Boone, Lori, Peloquin, etc. Fortunately many of the tales have been written around new characters, places and events, yet kept true to the central theme of alienation, a sense of being 'different' or 'not fitting in', etc. Glad I bought it, in summary.
First, let me tell you how I got to read this thing early! So, I had preordered this book a while back and then posted it as my Waiting on Wednesday/Wishlist Wednesday post a few weeks ago. Well, you know how when you do a blog post, you share that post on twitter and facebook? Did. And to my surprise Joseph Nassise, the editor of this book, saw the post! He was so nice and sent me a digital copy so I wouldn’t have to wait for the hardback to get here! I’m still totally floored by that, y’all. No kidding!
I was so excited for this. The thing about short stories anthologies/collections, though, is some are usually amazing – and some…not so much. So how do you review the book? Do you look at it as a whole or look at each individual story? That’s what I wanna know. lol.
Over all I liked more than I didn’t.
For me, a story about the characters of Midian needs to somehow scare you a little with its creepiness and yet still leave you rooting for the “monsters” if its to hold true to the original feel of Clive Barker’s Cabal and NIGHTBREED. I think Amber Benson (yes, the one from BUFFY The VAMPIRE SLAYER) nailed it. C Robert Cargill totally nailed it, too. But, unfortunately, there were a couple that just didn’t work for me. They weren’t horrible! I was just like, “meh. Ok whats next?”
I think the stories I didn’t like, I didn’t like because I was just so hyped up for the book. You know what I mean? When you wait wait wait for something, and then you finally get it and you’re just like… man. I thought there’d be more…. Actually, now that I am typing this out, maybe that’s it? Maybe the ones I didn’t care for, was just because they were so short you really don’t have time to build a connection to the characters?
Bottom line is, I don’t regret buying this book. Even though I was a little disappointed in a couple of the stories, I *LOVED* revisiting the idea/world/characters of Midian.
“What?! No story breakdowns?” Hey, I hear ya, but… no spoilers from me, my friend. If I sat and did an analysis of each SHORT STORY – what would be the point in reading the stories?! You need to experience them blind…just like I did. Then come back and talk to me about it in the comments.
Anyone who is a fan of Barker’s original work CABAL or the film NIGHTBREED should pick it up. Well worth the price of admission.