Weaveworld In Weaveworld a prosaic Liverpool clerk named Calhoun Mooney falls into a magic carpet entering the cursed and enchanted Weaveworld of the Seerkind a people with the power to make magic or to destr

  • Title: Weaveworld
  • Author: Clive Barker
  • ISBN: 9780671665067
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In Weaveworld, a prosaic Liverpool clerk named Calhoun Mooney falls into a magic carpet, entering the cursed and enchanted Weaveworld of the Seerkind, a people with the power to make magic or to destroy humanity Barker attacks our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether Los Angeles Times.

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    Clive Barker

    Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie n e Revill , a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department It was in Liverpool in 1975 that he met his first partner, John Gregson, with whom he lived until 1986 Barker s second long term relationship, with photographer David Armstrong, ended in 2009.In 2003, Clive Barker received The Davidson Valentini Award at the 15th GLAAD Media Awards This award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for any of those communities While Barker is critical of organized religion, he has stated that he is a believer in both God and the afterlife, and that the Bible influences his work.Fans have noticed of late that Barker s voice has become gravelly and coarse He says in a December 2008 online interview that this is due to polyps in his throat which were so severe that a doctor told him he was taking in ten percent of the air he was supposed to have been getting He has had two surgeries to remove them and believes his resultant voice is an improvement over how it was prior to the surgeries He said he did not have cancer and has given up cigars On August 27, 2010, Barker underwent surgery yet again to remove new polyp growths from his throat In early February 2012 Barker fell into a coma after a dentist visit led to blood poisoning Barker remained in a coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it Fans were notified on his Twitter page about some of the experience and that Barker was recovering after the ordeal, but left with many strange visions.Barker is one of the leading authors of contemporary horror fantasy, writing in the horror genre early in his career, mostly in the form of short stories collected in Books of Blood 1 6 , and the Faustian novel The Damnation Game 1985 Later he moved towards modern day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in Weaveworld 1987 , The Great and Secret Show 1989 , the world spanning Imajica 1991 and Sacrament 1996 , bringing in the deeper, richer concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received mixed receptions He wrote the screenplays for Underworld aka Transmutations 1985 and Rawhead Rex 1986 , both directed by George Pavlou Displeased by how his material was handled, he moved to directing with Hellraiser 1987 , based on his novella The Hellbound Heart His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re released together to moderate critical acclaim After his film Nightbreed Cabal , which was widely considered to be a flop, Barker returned to write and direct Lord of Illusions Barker was an executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters, which received major critical acclaim.Barker is a prolific visual artist working in a variety of media, often illustrating his own books His paintings have been seen first on the covers of his official fan club magazine, Dread, published by Fantaco in the early Nineties, as well on the covers of the collections of his plays, Incarnations 1995 and Forms of Heaven 1996 , as well as on the second printing of the original UK publications of his Books of Blood series.A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in 1993 Based on detailed premises, titles and lead characters he created specifically for this, the four interrelated titles set outside the Marvel universe were Ectokid,

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    • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum

      (Feb 26, 2020 - 00:17 AM)

      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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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’ [...]

    • Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤

      (Feb 26, 2020 - 00:17 AM)

      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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

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

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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

    • *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 [...]

    • Γιώργος Δάμτσιος

      (Feb 26, 2020 - 00:17 AM)

      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 [...]

    • 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.🐯👍

    • 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 [...]

    • 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.

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

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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. [...]

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽

      (Feb 26, 2020 - 00:17 AM)

      $0.99 on US September. 721 pages though?! Come on

    • 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 [...]

    • Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*

      (Feb 26, 2020 - 00:17 AM)

      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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