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Mister B. Gone Hardcover – October 30, 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
This offbeat novel in the form of a minor demon's diary may satisfy devoted Barker fans eager for his return to adult fiction after several years writing the Abarat series, but others, especially first-time readers, are likely to find this fable about good and evil less than rewarding. Jakabok Botch, the child of two demons who has inherited his father's two tails, is rendered even more grotesque after he tumbles into a fire and most of his face is badly burned. A violent dispute with his abusive father, Pappy Gatmuss, leads to the pair being trapped by a net from our world. Jakabok manages to elude capture and eventually finds his way to the home of Johannes Gutenberg, whose wife turns out to be an angel in disguise. The book's format—simultaneously Botch's first-person narrative and his break-the-fourth-wall address to the reader pleading for him or her to burn the book—may puzzle readers unused to Barker's quirks. (Oct. 30)
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Praise for Clive Barker:`An invocation of both magic and the imagination... A majestic maze of mythmaking'Washington Times`Passionate and ingenious... A ride with remarkable views'Times Literary Supplement`A fabulous, engrossing war of the worlds'People Magazine`Barker's fecundity of invention is beyond praise. In a world of hard-bitten horror and originality, Clive Barker dislocates your mind'Mail on Sunday`A powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination... Clive Barker is an outstanding storyteller'J G Ballard --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
People are bombing this book because they are either fans who don't like the departure from Clive's classics. Or they are people who have heard about Clive and reading this book and not getting what they expected.
I paid $5 for a used copy but even $11 for a fresh one is worth the money. Its worth the read if you want something different.