Weaveworld Book

Quote from Clive Barker on the nature of the novel"...It's not a splatter book, it's not visceral. What it is disturbing in places: I think Immacolata, the Magdalene and the Hag are very disturbing creatures. And let's also remember that fantasy fiction has its share of monsters - there are lots of monsters slavering and slobbering their way through The Lord of the Rings, for instance: the Shelob, the giant spiders, the orcs and Sauron. When you set up battles between good and evil, monsters are bound to rear their heads. I don't think Weaveworld is in the same territory as Rings - from page 1 the latter is obviously set in another world; Weaveworld intends something which is closer to the kind of collision of the real and the fantastical which occurs in the pages of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan or in the prophetic pages of William Blake. Tolkien is completely uninspirational to me, which isn't to say that I don't enjoy his books. I didn't pick up Lord of the Rings and say, well I'd like to do a fantasy. In my work there's a really strong reality base even in the fantastical stuff. You do get the impression in Weaveworld that the Seerkind fornicate, fart - they're very far from pure. That makes them more entertaining and obscures the artificial division between the morally pure and the heroic on one side, and the completely damned, blasphemous and unholy on the other..." (Clive Barker in the Flesh by Dave Hughes, Skeleton Crew, III/IV, 1988)Read More

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  • 0395404258
  • 9780671612689
  • Clive Barker
  • 1 October 1987
  • Poseidon Pr
  • Unknown Binding (Book)
  • 584

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