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on December 25, 2017
Clive Barker is master of the weird and horrific, mixing the mundane the insane with few equals. He drags everyday people from their everyday lives and throws them into situation that defy rationale. The Books of Blood, Part II falls neatly into the above description, with six or so tales that might make you question the author's sanity (or your own). If there is a formula, it's "normal" people dealing with the abnormal, but that's as far as it goes. Each tale is patently different, and wildly imaginative.
I mentioned earlier that Barker is one of the finest horror writers (or words to that effect), but he is more than that. He is one of the finest writers of any genre. If horror is not your thing, check out his fantasy.