Books of Blood: Volume One

Clive Barker
horror > splatterpunk, short stories
Books of Blood: Volume One (Books of Blood #1) - Clive Barker7.54

World Fantasy Award: Best Collection winner (1985).

Even horror has it's perfection.

To a butcher, the carving of flesh is an art. As an artist, he knows where to slice the muscle, how to sever the clinging sinew from the bone. He studies the carcass like a lover. He knows how to section the dripping meat, dissecting, cutting, tearing.

Clive Barker knows a few tricks, too.

He knows how to lance his readers with apprehension, to make their hears pound and their skin tingle with dread. He knows how to push his reader to the edge of their seats, to the shuttering edge of total horror.

And then Beyond...

Contents:

  • Introduction by Ramsey Campbell
  • The Book of Blood
  • The Midnight Meat Train
  • The Yattering and Jack
  • Pig Blood Blues
  • Sex, Death and Starshine
  • In the Hills, the Cities
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Release date: 1984
Genres: horrorsplatterpunk, short stories
Tags: world fantasy award
Average rating: 7.54/10
Total ratings: 46
Updated: August 24, 2021

Books of Blood :: Series

Related series Books of Blood (omnibus editions)

Books of Blood: Volume One (Books of Blood #1)7.54
Books of Blood: Volume Two (Books of Blood #2)7.84
Books of Blood: Volume Three (Books of Blood #3)8.00
Books of Blood: Volume Four (Books of Blood #4)7.58
Books of Blood: Volume Five (Books of Blood #5)7.66
Books of Blood: Volume Six (Books of Blood #6)8.00

Reviews

10/10 |
October 27, 2007
The amazing Books of Blood series is definitely one of the best horror and dark fantasy short story collections ever. I loved reading these books. The stories are dark, twisted and some of them are even funny. If you call yourself a horror and ...