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Old 10-19-2016   #31
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Re: Clive Barker

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Incidentally, Barker's Dread remains one of the most infuriating stories I've ever read. It starts out strong, promising to deliver the Ultimate horror and then falls apart when that horror is revealed to be a homicidal clown. No doubt the writer was a victim of improvisation; but the first half was so good and the second so bad, it reads almost like a Frankenstein patchwork concocted by two different writers.
That's pretty much how I felt about the story when I read it the first time. On second reading it worked better, because I was prepared for the disappointing ending. Kind of curious to read it for a third time and see what my reaction is then.

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Re: Clive Barker

People will probably laugh at me, but my favorite work of Barker's is The Thief of Always. Galilee was also wonderful.

Come to think of it, Barker has always been one of my favorite writers.
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