Weaveworld Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results With its volatile mix

  • Title: Weaveworld
  • Author: Clive Barker
  • ISBN: 9780007117147
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror a tour de force from one of today sClive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror a tour de force from one of today s most forceful and imaginative artists.Barker turns from his usual horror to epic length fantasy for this account of the Fugue, a magical land inhabited by descendants of supernatural beings who once shared the earth with humans The Fugue has been woven into a carpet for protection against those who would destroy it the death of its guardian occasions a battle between good and particularly repulsive evil forces for control of the Fugue Weaveworld is rich with memorable characters, exciting situations, and pockets of Barker s trademark horror.

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    1. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

      Έζησα ένα όνειρο μέσα σε μαγικές νύχτες. Μπροστά μου ξετυλίχτηκαν απίστευτες ιστορίες,μερη που είχαν χαθεί για πάντα και το έθνος των μάγων που ήρθε να με ταξιδέψει μακριά στις εκστάσεις της Φούγκας. Μέσα σε αυτό το όνειρο υπήρχε χρόνος για θαύματα,για αγάπη,πίστη,φιλία και [...]

    2. This book probably deserves a full analysis, going into a full and deep review mode that gives a grand majority of the characters, both good and evil, lots of time to explore ambitions and twists and character growths and failures. I should also go into a twenty-page monologue on how beautiful and strange and wonderful the fantasy elements are, from the sideways-twisted tormenting of christian beliefs, the reimagining of so many mythical elements, the fact that good and evil are never what they [...]

    3. Weaveworld is one of the very few books that I can claim to enjoy from the first page to the last, all 700+ pages of it. Even the introduction is great, normally I skim through lengthy intros to get to the story, but Clive Barker puts his heart and soul into this one, including this beautiful passage about the genre fiction: “I have been, I think, altogether disparaging about the ‘escapist’ elements of the genre, emphasizing its powers to address social, moral and even philosophical issues [...]

    4. No way can I will I rate this book.Yesterday (quite some time ago now) I noticed that one of my friends here had added this book to her to-read stack. The author’s name hit me like a brick, the title less so. I looked Barker up on Wiki, scanned the list of novels, and decided that yes Weaveworld must be the Barker that I read.Pretty sure I Liked the post, (ironic really) and left the comment below, that resulted in the rest of the exchange.= = = = = = = = = =Me: I think I read this many years [...]

    5. Once, there was magic. There were sacred places and secret spots, and beings that held magnificent raptures. They were the Seerkind, and they were the magical children of the world.Then the Scourge came. A being of magnificent power and mad obsession with a singular purpose - to utterly destroy the Seerkind. Its reasons, its motivations were completely unknown and brooked no argument or negotiation. And so, with their numbers being burned down, the Seerkind hid. They used their best magics and t [...]

    6. Ever since I read it in the late 80s, I have loved this rambling, indefinable book, which may make me a hypocrite. But I’ve learned human beings are nothing if not contrary in taste. I tell people I dislike science fiction and fantasy books, and that I have very little taste for gory horror (as opposed to psychological horror, which I love). Weaveworld wanders around a LOT in its 700+ Odysseus-like pages, but there’s something phantasmal and strange about this mystical world Clive Barker has [...]

    7. I have a couple of close friends who absolutely rave over Clive Barker…and especially over Weaveworld. I really hoped I would love it as much as they did. After the disaster that was Imajica, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to continue with Barker at all. I felt like he lost me completely with that book. But then I remembered how much I loved the Thief of Always…d can we talk about the greatness that is the HellBound Heart?Imajica was so far over my head I thought that part of the book wasn’ [...]

    8. No, seriously. I really don't know what I've read and have no clue how to describe it in a coherent manner. Weaveworld is a story of a world within a world. A world that to save itself from destruction, wove itself into a magic carpet, if you will. It's the story of a world within a world within a world (yep, another one) that are all on a road to collision. “Nothing ever begins.There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.”The book is long, an [...]

    9. Edit 080214:Buddy read with Nick P. starts Monday the 4th! This book is not for the faint of heart. If you like weird, wonderful and grotesque imagery in your books, feel free to join us. Original review:One of my absolute favoritest-est-est (yes I make up words) books ever. I love a good dark fantasy/horror novel and this one is one of the best I'd give it 10 stars if I could. It's filled with grotesque, bizzare, intense, unique, weird, titillating and magical imagery and I love everything abou [...]

    10. I enjoyed this story, although at times I wasn't sure. There were moments as I read this fantasy about another world, woven into a carpet, peopled with magical characters, that the line between fascination and skepticism would begin to blur, and I would feel doubt. My investment into the story would begin to recoil. This happened a couple of times at the beginning, and then again in the middle when the action would lull, but it passed quickly each time. I found the fight to save the Fugue more i [...]

    11. Complex, sensual, twisted.Also, very long. You need to have something for Fantasy to try this, otherwise go away.

    12. Barker lets loose his imagination as he takes you on an unforgettable trip to fantastic and incredible worlds of pure fantasy. His writing style engrosses the reader deep within the pages, immersing you into a dark and wonderful land of the unbelievable. He takes you on a trip of the magical and macabre and celebrates the potential of the human imagination.The novel will grip you from the start and keep you desperate to keep reading. It is a book of dark fantasy that leaves you breathless after [...]

    13. I have never done this before. I was at page 669 out of 722, a fairly negligible amount of pages left to read, but I just couldn't continue. This book was SO BORING. The concept was cool and the characters were alright (kind of wooden, really), but the writing was just it was lacking FIRE, I guess. I was just so hum-drum. There was nothing that drew me to read it. When I first started it, I was into it enough to keep going. I gave it a good hundred pages and it started getting interesting. But w [...]

    14. This is a strange one to review. This is a strange one to read.The edition I picked up is a hefty tome of a thing, 500+ thick, too-white (almost glossy) pages with bold red numbers, loosely scattered illustrations and loud chapter announcements. Gorgeous, really, firmly and without question a book (sometimes they are so quiet and uncertain it's hard to tell). The contents are rather less determined but all the more intriguing for it.The story twists and loops and (for coincidental lack of a bett [...]

    15. This is one of my very favorite books. I don't usually reread books, but I do with Weaveworld. It is so imaginative and fantastic - imagine the coolest, craziest rug you've ever seen. Then imagine that it's actually a world, whose magical inhabitants wove themselves into the rug to hide themselves from The Scourge, which seeks to destroy them.A rather silly British fellow has a few of these magical people appear from a torn segment of the rug, and he's off on the most intense adventure

    16. *I decided to edit my review (from 4 stars to 5 stars) because after 2 years, I cannot get this book out of my head. It goes down in my life as one of the most memorable, intriguing, and stimulating books I have ever read. A must-read for Barker fans, or anyone who likes cross-genre books (horror, fantasy, action). Great book. Read below for my original review.The best thing about this book is that it is able to cross genres seamlessly. With elements of fantasy, horror and science fiction, it ha [...]

    17. Άλλο ένα βιβλίο που έκανα refresh πρόσφατα. (Αρχές Ιούνη). Θυμάμαι πολύ καλά ότι το αγόρασα το 1997, τότε που ουσιαστικά μόλις ανακάλυπτα ότι η παγκόσμια λογοτεχνία διαφέρει χαοτικά από την ελληνική. Στην πρώτη του ανάγνωση, αν υπήρχε το , θα του έβαζα περίπου 6 αστεράκια! 20 χρόνια μ [...]

    18. Another great book! Fantastic fantasy novel. A story of Good versus Evil. Inner-space. Extra dimensional fantasy. A universe embedded in the fabric of a magical carpet. Supremely composed by one of the great horror writers, Clive Barker.🐯👍

    19. Το Weaveworld είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο του Clive Barker που έπεσε στα χέρια μου.Το βιβλίο περιγράφει την ύπαρξη μίας μαγικής χώρας που δεν ξέρει κανείς ότι υπάρχει και την προσπάθεια των πρωταγωνιστών να την σώσουν από την καταστροφή. Η αφήγηση είναι καθηλωτική και τα τόπια που περιγράφ [...]

    20. Divna priča, uvrnuta i strašna, uvuče čitaoca već nakon nekoliko stranica. Treća četvrtina, koja bi trebalo da je najdinamičnija, kao da je zbrzana malo i nepotrebno rasplinuta (ili je Barker bio na nečemu), ali onda ponovi hvata zamah.

    21. Ovaj Barker mi se neobično dopao, možda što je više koncentriran na fantasy umjesto na horror.Pročitao jedno 3-4 puta - preporuka svim žanroljupcima.

    22. I feel this is one of the finest pieces of Clive Barker's work. Admittedly I had trouble getting through the first chapter and started/stopped four or five times before I got past it. But when I did, it takes you on an amazing ride.Plot ***Spoilers***The novel revolves around the world of the Fugue, a magical world which lies woven within a rug.Many decades ago the Seerkind (creatures of magical abilities) decided to hide themselves through a spell or "Rapture" in a safe haven after being hunted [...]

    23. I love this book! It took me awhile to read because it's soo big, but it was worth it.It's a little hard to explain, but I'll give it a go. It's definitely a fantasy book and it takes place in Europe. The general story is about a magic carpet that has a city weaved into it. The people from the carpet have special talents (powers if you will) and they had to weave themselves and their lands into this carpet to hide from something that is trying to destroy them. That's the nutshell version, but th [...]

    24. Wow this is book to me was quite a disappointment. I found this book to be very long winded while at the same time it did not reveal much and left you wondering many questions. I found Cal to be a likable protagonist but did not care for Suzanne,the other main character. I felt the book should have ended at the three quarter mark where much of the main story lines were resolved. The last quarter of the book was painful to me as I no longer cared. I am giving this two stars even though I will pro [...]

    25. It has been so many years since I read most of Clive Barker's books, that the details of the books have begun to fade (it's old age, I know). You know those books that give you butterflies at the mention of them? Well, this is one of them. I may not remember the details, but I do remembered being engrossed in this book for ages, and it being a magical and fantastical experience. This is at the top of my list when it comes to re-reading any of my Clive Barker books. I can't wait to read it again. [...]

    26. Everything fantasy writing should be and rarely is: * A fresh world that feels newly0-minted but instantly familiar.* Passionate, believable characters who elicit sympathy and empathy almost from the moment they appear.* A subtle, byzantine plot that knows exactly where it's going even when you do not, with surprises and irony aplenty.A rich, magickal, complicated novel that bears reading and rereading.

    27. This is about another world that exists in the fibres of a carpet. It's wonderful. I didn't know if I should include this review in horror or with fantasylet's just call it dark fantasy. Every novel of Barker's I've read has left images in my mind that spring up every time I look at the cover. Images of horror, and beautyRead this guy, folks.

    28. I read this book when I was in high school and I wanted to see how much it had changed in my mind. Because let's face it, a story we hate or love as a young adult can be totally different when we read it later. Plus, I really wanted to revisit the works of Barker. He's a great author in the horror genre, and a very entertaining read if you can get into his imagery and follow his bizarre story lines. "Weaveworld" attests to Clive Barker's strange imagination. When a young man Calhoun takes off to [...]

    29. The book grew heavier; warmer, like a living thing in her arms. And yet, so full of dreams. A thing of ink and paper in which another world awaited release. Not one world, perhaps, but many, for each reader reimagined the stories for themselves. There were as many Wild Woods as there were readers to wander there. And what can be imagined, need never be lostIt seemed like this book took me ages to read, but that was only because I didn't want it to ever end! This book is pure, unadulterated, magi [...]

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