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by Clive Barker

  • ISBN: 0007110480
  • Author: Clive Barker
  • ePub ver: 1498 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1498 kb
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 624
  • Publisher: Harper Torch; First Paperback Edition edition (2001)
  • Formats: mobi lrf azw lit
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Coldheart Canyon book. But unlike Barker's masterpieces (like Books of Blood or The Hellbound Heart or even The Great and Secret Show), Coldheart Canyon is completely devoid of characters worth caring about. The 'hero' is a spoiled movie action hero. The female leads range from deranged and evil (and they're people we should find sympathy for at times) to obsessive and blatantly pathetic. Therein lies the problem with Clive Barker’s 800-page Coldheart Canyon, a book seemingly tailor-made for the expression spinning its wheels.

Clive Barker's Coldheart Canyon showcases the boldly innovative New York Times bestselling master at the very top of his formidable and frightening skills. Clive Barker is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books for adults and children. He is also a widely acclaimed artist, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He lives in Beverly Hills, California. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Clive Barker Coldheart Canyon PROLOGUE. THE CANYON It is night in Coldheart Canyon, and the wind comes off the desert. Читать онлайн Coldheart Canyon. The Santa Anas, they call these winds. They blow off the Mojave, bringing malaise, and the threat of fire. Some say they are named after Saint Anne, the mother of Mary, others that they are named after one General Santa Ana, of the Mexican cavalry, a great creator of dusts; others still that the name is derived. It is night in Coldheart Canyon, and the wind comes off the desert.

Clive Barker p and ready to go. He looked thro. He looked through the door and there it was, in all its glory, from the spectacle of the eclipse overhead to a single serrated blade of grass bent beneath the toe of his shoe, along which a little black beetle was making its way. And standing in the midst of all this, looking as appropriate as a hard-on in the Vatican, was Eppstadt.

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Coldheart Canyon is an irresistible and unmerciful picture of Hollywood and its demons, told with all the style and raw . Clive Barker was born in Liverpool in 1952.

Coldheart Canyon is an irresistible and unmerciful picture of Hollywood and its demons, told with all the style and raw narrative power that have made Barker's books and films a worldwide phenomenon. He is the worldwide bestselling author of the Books of Blood, and numerous novels including Imajica, The Great and Secret Show, Sacrament and Galilee. In addition to his work as a novelist and short sotry writer le also illustrates, writes, directs and produces for the stage and screen.

Clive Barker asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

Hollywood has made a star of Todd Pickett. But time is catching up with him. He doesn't have the perfect looks he had last year. After plastic surgery goes awry

Hollywood has made a star of Todd Pickett. An unsung masterpiece in Barker's catalogue. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. "Coldheart Canyon", along with "Mister B. Gone" and a few of his other works, are probably considered Clive Barker's weakest works among his fans. Coldheart Canyon" is simply a masterpiece.

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I started out thinking I wasn't going to like the book - but then it really got started and I loved it :)
One of the things the story is about is a '20s era silent-movie actress. Her 'friend" has a room installed in her house made entirely of tile taken from a monestary in Romania. This tile, some 30,000 pieces, is supposed to have been built by Lilith, the wife of Satan, and it seems to have...ahem...remarkable qualities. The '20s era movie star, Katya, and all her friends and fellow stars are transfixed and transformed by the power of this room, known as "The Devil's Country." Everyone connected to the house and Katya seemed to be hedonists at heart - and "anything" goes in their search for pleasure.
At this point the story skips forward to present day Hollywood, where star Todd Pickett makes the mistake of getting plastic surgery and suffers severe damage. He takes refuge from the press at the long abandoned "pleasure palace" of, Katya, an actress that he has never heard of. No one seems to live in the house, but then things change and we learn that there are many "someones" in the house - both dead and alive. Katya, being the evil person that she is, has many perverted people around her - it is very sexually explicit involving creatures you've probably never dreamed of.
Add to this mix a fanatical fan of Todd Pickett. Tammy, who wants to discover "why" Todd is in hiding - she wants to save him from whatever is wrong - and you begin to see all kinds of layers to the story.
Personally I am a fan of Mr. Barker for many reasons, but I am not a fan boy. I read this books years ago when it first came out and decided to read it again before writing a review.

First this book is not the average thrill and kill book that people expect from a horror writer. For me this book is more about how fame, obsession and vanity are just as destructive as the sadistic pastimes of torture and murder. The writing is superb, the descriptions and imagery are vivid and evocative. Just as we have all come to expect from Mr. Barker.

While the premise of Hollywood was not very appealing to me in the beginning, I did love the mentions of old Hollywood and the new twist on those stars who were taken too soon. Anyone who has watched any amount of reality TV in recent years knows that if Coldheart Canyon did exist it would be teeming with the plastic fame monsters who right now roam the streets of California looking for their next fix of stardom, drugs, sex or surgery.

Also the Devil's Country/the Hunt for me was marvelous, if you have any imagination you can close your eyes and see the images for yourself. That is the one portion of the book that really sticks with me. Maybe that is also the most unnerving part of the novel. The idea that we are all trapped in a prison of our making constantly striving after that which will ultimately undo us.
I read the review of this book by a cpoupla folks before I purchased it....I am so very GLAD that I didn't heed them! It is a wonderful and refreshing Clive Barker story! In fact what strikes me as strange is that when I fell in love with his books about three years ago I never ONCE heard of Coldheart Canyon....but I am glad I finally read it! Its awesome, just the right length, and just like his older works intertwining the mystic and mundane superbly! With awesome characters I could revisit in another novel in anytime! I friggin love this book daresay as much as Imajica...in fact it has a semi similar vibe for me! BUY IT!!!!!
Not far into the book--maybe 200 pages or so--it feels as if all of the energy drains out of the prose; the marvelous premise runs this and the deliciously perverse characters are left with little of interest to occupy them, or the reader. Despite all of the sexual histrionics it feels strangely tame and forced, certainly not the sort of richly detailed exploration of decay and depravity of which Barker is capable. He's holding something back here, which is unfortunate in an overlong book.
Clive Barker is often categorized as a horror writer, and while he certainly uses some of the elements of the genre (ghosts, etc.), he is a far different writer from a Stephen King, Peter Straub or Dean Koontz. The worlds Barker creates are far more bizarre than anything you see in a standard horror novel; sometimes this works well, but other times, Barker's works are so strange that their very strangeness weakens his stories.
In this case, however, Barker has done a fine job in creating his own version of a haunted house story. Having recently read King and Straub's Black House, as well as other older classic haunted house stories such as the Shining (by King) or the Haunting (by Shirley Jackson), I am familiar with the conventions, but Barker is successful in twisting these conventions into new directions.
The haunted house in this case is located in an isolated canyon in Los Angeles. A former party house for silent film stars, it has been seeemingly abandoned for years, until a modern movie star retreats there while recovering from plastic surgery. The ghosts of the old stars are still here, drawn to a power within the house; also here is the house's owner, still alive and as young as when she was a silents star herself.
The forces in the house are not so much driven by evil as by lust. This creates a sexual explicitness that may turn off some readers who are caught unaware, but it is essential in the context of this story. The main character is not so much threatened with death (although this is always a possibility) as with being seduced by the powers within the house.
This is one of Barker's better efforts, a well-written work that - despite its length - I was able to finish in just a couple of reasonably idle days. If there is a flaw in the book, I think it is in the last 100 or so pages, which serve more as an extended epilogue than a true part of the story. Overall, this is a good book, however, and worth the effort for fans of horror or dark fantasy.

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