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 dark fantasy fan and haven't read this series, you should read it as soon as possible (and please, remember to read Volume 1 first).
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About the Book :: Books of Blood: Volume One

Clive Barker Release date: 1984
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horrorsplatterpunk, short stories
Tags: world fantasy award

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 ... (more)

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