OK, I kinda cheated with this one and there are six books for this single entry. But anyone that has read these collections knows that they kinda fit all together into one massive work. Clive Barker was a genius of the horror genre and even if he never writes a decent book again (which is looking to be the case), he will be forever remembered for these collections.
The stories are dripping with bodily fluids be it semen or blood given willingly or unwillingly. They occupy a surreal and strange place where sex, body horror, and occultism all crossover.
While Barker is best known for his film, HELLRAISER, the BOOKS OF BLOOD are his best literary contributions to the horror genre. If you haven’t read these stories and only heard about them, you really need to unfuck that.
My favorite stories – “In the Hills, the Cities,” “Dread,” “The Age of Desire,” and “The Last Illusion.”
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