• Title: Imajica
  • Author: Clive Barker
  • ISBN: 9780061053719
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • Imajica
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    Imajica By Clive Barker,

    Imajica by Clive Barker The Imajica is the whole of creation, the true world, four fifths of which we ve never seen Earth, the Fifth Dominion, has long been separate from the other four How it got split away, held back from the other Reconciled Dominions by the horrible netherworld of the In Ovo, no one knows. Imajica Featuring New Illustrations and an The Imajica is made up of five dominions Earth is the fifth, and it s unreconciled from the rest of the dominions This is a rift that s existed for thousands of years, and every Maestro throughout history has strived to work together to bring about the reconciliation. We are Imajica Brand Evolution Scottish branding, design About Us We are Imajica Brand Evolution Scottish branding, design and web experts with a client base stretching from San Diego to Singapore Whether you re looking to create or evolve your brand, our objectives are lasting and meaningful relationships between you and your customers through smart thinking and thoughtful design. Imajica A beautiful equestrian center offering the finest facilities for horse and rider Nestled on acres of beautiful rolling Vermont land, Imajica is the home of many successful horses and riders Our renowned Dutch Warmblood sales, training and breeding programs have produced nationally and internationally successful horses. Imajica Clive Barker Amid a seamless tapestry of erotic passion, thwarted ambition, and mythic horror, Imajicapicks out the brightly colored threads of three memorable characters John Furie Zacharias, known as Gentle, a master forger whose own life is a series of lies Judith Odell, a beautiful

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    About " Clive Barker "

  • 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,


  • Buddy Read with mybrotha from anotha motha The only good part about this book was reading it with a friend I honestly can t write a review because I have no fucking clue what happened, to whom it happened to, nor what dimension I was in when it occurred I m thinking that in about 10 years when my brain has recovered I would like to pick up a physical copy of the book and give it a better try I love audiobooks and especially ones that are long Stephen King s It is over 44 hours and I ve listened [...]

  • The world is not quite what we always thought it was But this is a Clive Barker book, so that goes without saying.The Imajica is the whole of creation, the true world, four fifths of which we ve never seen Earth, the Fifth Dominion, has long been separate from the other four How it got split away, held back from the other Reconciled Dominions by the horrible netherworld of the In Ovo, no one knows But throughout history there have been Maestros, men of great and terrible power, who have tried to [...]

  • I have to admit, I had tried Clive Barker s work once before this, and didn t like it Then, I checked out The Great and Secret Show, and fell in love with it I ended up getting Imajica from my public library, thinking it was a fifty fifty chance that I could like it When I first started reading it, I got bored in the first hundred pages and dropped it for a few weeks Then, I didn t have anything else to read, and ended up picking it back up I didn t put it back down Imajica is a very beautiful b [...]

  • This was a buddy read with Dustin.Impressive in its scope and imagining, Clive Barker has created a marathon epic, with sprawling worlds, dozens of wonderfully strange and outlandish characters straight out of our nightmares, incredibly complex confrontations, deep philosophy, high adventure, and staggering tension, all thrown at the reader from the excellent beginning to the satisfying end.This is not a light read by any means, but the prose is fully developed There are many unusual words in hi [...]

  • If you ve read his Books of Blood, the Damnation Game, the Great and Secret Show, and Weaveworld but haven t gotten around to Imajica yet, turn off your computer right now and get out there and get it This is Clive Barker s masterpiece Earth is part of a dominion of five other worlds, and the only one unaware of the others This novel is about the reuniting of Earth to the other four worlds Again, this is horrific, beautiful, mind expanding.An incredible feat of the imaginationis is one of the fe [...]

  • It seems to be fashionable for modern horror writers to assume that, in order for a book to be edgy scary, every detail must be depressing, disgusting, or some combination thereof, even when such detail borders on crass and does nothing for the plot There is no need, for example, to include a scene where the main character watches television naked and picks the crumbs of his late night snack out of his nether regions No need But Imajica is one long extraneous detail, an 800 page behemoth that co [...]

  • I wish I were a college professor of gender studies This would be an awesome text about One Artist s Perception of Gender Duality What, you never got assigned 800 pg novels Or maybe I could assign my hapless students to read it in opposition to His Dark Materials At least those come in smaller packets This is a big, epic book, with big crazy sex, and divinities familiar and alien I find the central love story a little unconvincing, but the crazy details are richly ornamental It s like a Fabrege [...]

  • Well written often than over written, Clive Barker s Imajica is a picaresque the blurb from William S Burroughs adorning the cover of my edition agrees dark fantasy that seeks to dispel gender binary and then imagine the fluid, and frankly erotic, possibilities for human coexistence If you are looking for a long read with gender bending assassins, imprisoned goddesses, magic made out of breath and spit, brutal inter dimensional ghouls, impossible but consensual sexual contortions, oddly named c [...]

  • It was the pivotal teaching of Pluthero Quexos, the most celebrated dramatist of the Second Dominion, that in any fiction, no matter how ambitious its scope or profound its theme, there was only ever room for three players Between warring kings, a peacemaker between adoring spouses, a seducer or a child Between twins, the spirit of the womb Between lovers, Death Greater numbers might drift through the drama, of course thousands in fact but they could only ever be phantoms, agents, or, on rare oc [...]

  • Though one of my all time favorite books, when I set out a little over a month ago to re read Clive Barker s Imajica, for the eight or ninth time in the fifteen years I ve owned my now slightly battered hardcover edition, I didn t know if I d include a write up about it in my blog It s not only difficult for me to sum this book up in a few words, it is a very lengthy volume at 824 pages, but it is extremely difficult to do so without giving way too much Almost literally every aspect of the story [...]

  • 5 OUTSTANDING stars This is my favorite book by Mr Barker And is in my top 10 favorites of all time I have never read a book THIS original and magical, yet filled with a sort of oddball fantasy Actually I ve never read a book like this ever, period It s a gorgeous masterpiece from page one I say oddball fantasy , because I had such a hard time telling people what this book was aboutd I won t attempt to do so now Long story short if you like an amazing story, if you like Clive Barker or are inter [...]

  • I truly love Clive Barker s work, but this is BY FAR his worst, most indulgent novel It s confused, confusing, pompous, silly, boring, lumbering and just bad The characters act in seemingly random fashion, the pacing is long stretches of nothing followed by some infodump and then an act of violence It s just an incoherent mess with neither plot, character or language to keep it interesting Barker relies too heavily on his world building to sell the novel, but quite frankly, Imajica is much less [...]

  • Really like 2.5 The only reason I finished this is because Simon Vance is a narrator genius Seriously this guy can do voices like nobody else There were a million characters and I was never once confused as to who was speaking The overall story was interesting but it was too long and the main characters were flat Some of the secondary characters were interesting and what made the book readable to me Happy to be finished with this one.

  • I can t say Imajica was a book I particularly enjoyed reading, but I nonetheless admire and respect the hell out of it The breadth of Barker s imagination is extrodinary, and his writing style is sublime And he has a lot to say it s just that his concepts are a little too flighty and mystical for my taste This book is Barker s attempt to write the Great American Fantasy Novel, and he pulls out all the stops The fundamental problem with it for me is that I don t really care for the characters I c [...]

  • Guys I don t know if you know this but, um, this book has SO many pages Rumour has it no one even knows how many Imajica, whispers a spirit in one of the Four Dominions that isn t Earth I could specify which, like Barker does, but it wouldn t matter because I would be unable to describe any of them any further, like Barker didn t.Interesting intro Easy enough to follow More characters were introduced and as I say once they entered these other Dominions that weren t Earth, and none of the Dominio [...]

  • The best proof that Dark Fantasy novels do not have to involve semi erotic vampires posing as P.I s or bounty hunters Clive Barker s epic masterpiece might be a massive tome, but you need every page to tell the story Parallel worlds that are united but lost to Earth, a secret society dedicated to eradicate all magic, mages who seek a reconciliation of the worlds, an ageless love triangle and the hidden history of god Yeah, some people might be turned off by a sub plot that involves a complex gay [...]

  • Another classic Barker at his finest with that perfect blend of horror an fantasy, although with this read the direction is fantasy with a nice splash of the erotic thrown in It s not always an easy read as it is over 1000 long Plot Spoilers The Fifth Dominion The novel opens with a man, Charlie Estabrook, hiring the mysterious assassin Pie Oh Pah to murder his estranged wife, Judith Pie heads to New York and makes an attempt on Judith s life, but fails Estabrook, having come to regret hiring t [...]

  • So I have read something else of Clive Barker s Good to know Umm, this book is really goddamn weird I ve read and watched some odd things, but this is reaaaaally out there I normally like original things not so sure here I remember talking to another person about weird books and they told me about a book where the main character had a bug head, a wasp I want to say, and I remember thinking That sounds really stupid and I think I feel the same way with most of Imajica.It s true, the book is very [...]

  • I feel like this book kind of ruined my life, in that I know that nothing I ever read from here on out will ever be as good Like an addict s first hit of their poison of choice, nothing will ever be this good again That makes me sad, but knowing that now, I d still read it It was just Wow Thank you so much for ruining my life forever, Clive Barker, you re actually the best.I ve been recommending it to everybody I encounter, from friends to strangers in my literature classes, but I can t explain [...]

  • Transferring review into the audio edition Mostly because Simon Vance is the only reason I didn t quit This is somewhat frustrating because this book is actually a decent story The problem is, it s much too long It either needed to be drastically shortened or it needed conflict throughout It was told in a very smooth and steady style that I believe would work very well for someone who wants to relax and get lost in a book for a very long while This is not me.I wouldn t say that it s a bad book, [...]

  • I don t think I would change a word of this story It was perfect, incredibly entertaining and I m sad it s over It s now my favorite Clive Barker book and one of my favorite books overall.While I enjoyed Hellraiser and do intend to read the Books of Blood, I think Clive Barker s move from horror to fantasy resulted in some of the most original stories ever written Though I ve mentioned this in other Barker reviews, I just want to stress how much I love his style of writing It s just so elegant a [...]

  • An interesting premise with some undeniably great worldbuilding, yet marred by a grueling pace and the need for some heavy handed editing There was a span of 200 pages near the middle that I absolutely loved, but the rest of the book I found a slog.

  • When someone asks me what Imajica is about, I always find it difficult to explain It s a complicated book, but very readable, and it s got a plot, but one that isn t terribly easy to describe I suppose, in short, it s the story of a man who discovers four worlds linked to, but separated from, Earth, and how he goes about traveling through these worlds in order to discover the secrets of his own past, a past mysterious even to himself.And that s really not a very good summary It s hard to describ [...]

  • Reality 4.8This is a book with such a large scope, that it s a surprise that Clive Barker was able to go follow it through to the very end It does show in places that it is a very hard journey to have maintained throughout If there was a flaw in this book, it would be the fact that Clive Barker has such a picturesque vision of the Imajica that he tries to put down every bit of detail that he can This not only slows down the narrative, but makes the characters seem as though they aren t what s im [...]

  • This book is awesome And, like many others who have reviewed it, I didn t read it all the way through the first time I tried to read it This book is LONG And it DRAGS I don t know why, but Clive Barker loves to drag I think I finished it my third time or so and that s only because I really wanted to see what happened.I have to admit, I hated it at first It was so slow and boring and skipped around so much that I just didn t want to deal with it, I wanted to read something easier I d retain rando [...]

  • 3.5 starsThis sweeping novel takes the reader on a fantastical ride through dimensions and the lives of intriguingly genuine characters.Elegantly told, Barker s larger than life characters enchant and entertain.Imajica is full of adventure, love, lust, power, greed and betrayal.I listened to the audio book and although getting through the book was an arduous task because of the length, the narrator did an excellent job conveying the characters, inflections, and keeping the story flowing.I would [...]

  • Wow, I ve forgotten how good Clive Barker can be Weaveworld, Cabal, Great and Secret Show, all the Books of Blood, I read and loved these in my teens Then came Coldheart Canyon which was kinda pointless and not good and then a few years ago I read Mister B Gone and he lost me Didn t like that one at all Imajica is now probably my second favorite behind Great and Secret Show, its slow and steady and builds to an incredible ending that very satisfyingly ties it all up Glad I finally read this, I h [...]

  • I don t even know what to say about this book.I read it first when I was 11 years old and I won t say that I understood everything Also, my dad was pretty shocked when he remembered the sex scenes AFTER I read the whole thing, soI have to be in a specific mood and have enough time to read this book but it happens about once every two years I really, really love it it made me love Fantasy stories even than I did before so I ll always be grateful for that

  • I first read Imagica when I was in high school Expecting horror in the 90 s, anything Clive Barker was automatically lumped in the Horror section I was treated to a brilliantly imaginative portal fantasy that spanned 5 worlds, or dominions, as the books calls them The book left a profound impression on me and opened the door to reading everything else Barker had published So after 20 years I decided to revisit Imagica and see how I thought of it with older eyes or ears, since I selected the Audi [...]

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