Everville is a fantasy novel by British author Clive Barker. It was released in and is the second in the "Book of the Art", but it also can be read alone. Everville tells the story of a small town of the same name, from its creation to transformation over the years. Several characters populate the book, some from our world and others from Quiddity, the vast universe or afterlife hinted at in the first book of the series. Noteworthy characters include detective Harry D'Amour from previous Barker works including his story "The Last Illusion" as well as a few from book one of the series. Among several new characters, mentioned in passing or detail, are the 'Shu small, squid -like beings who are described as "pieces of God" , Phoebe Cobb, a resident of the town who passionately loves Joe, a dark-skinned painter, and Seth, a gay teenager who can hear angels knocking from the other side of Heaven.
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Memory, prophecy and fantasy - the past, the future and the dreaming moment between - are all in one country, living one immortal day. To know that is Wisdom To use it is the Art. Everville Five years ago, in his bestseller The Great and Secret Show , Clive Barker mesmerized millions of readers worldwide with an extraordinary vision of human passions and possibilities.
Welcome to a new volume in that epic adventure. Welcome to Everville.. Five years ago, in his bestseller The Great and Secret Show , Clive Barker mesmerized millions of readers worldwide with an extraordinary vision of human passions and possibilities. With Clive Barker's trademark mingling of wild fantasy, eroticism, and visionary horror, Everville promises to take its readers on a journey that will awe, arouse, and terrify in equal measure, opening the doors of a new reality for readers of fantasy and horror alike.
On a mountain peak, high above the city of Everville, a door stands open: a door that lets onto the shores of the dream-sea Quiddity. And there's not a soul below who'll not be changed by that fact. Phoebe Cobb, once a doctor's receptionist, is about to forget her old life and go looking for her lost lover, Joe Flicker, in the world on the other side of that door, a strange, sensual wonderland the likes of which only Barker could make real.
Tesla Bombeck, who knows what horrors lurk on the far side of Quiddity, must solve the mysteries of the city's past if she is to keep those horrors from crossing the threshold. Harry D'Amour, who has tracked the ultimate evil across America, will find it conjuring atrocities in the sunlit streets of Everville. These are but a few of the hugely entertaining characters whose destinies Barker has charted in this book. Enthralling, chilling, and charged with an unbridled eroticism, Everville is above all a novel about the deepest yearnings of the human heart.
For love. For hope. For understanding. And of course it's about the forces that threaten those dreams. The monsters that are never more terrible than when they wear human faces.
Step onto Everville's streets and enter a world like no other in fiction, created by a man whom the Washington Post called "a mapmaker of the mind, charting the furthest reaches of the imagination. Release History. Everville Limited Ed. Specially bound and slip-cased edition limited to copies, for sale each numbered and signed by the author. Everville To read an excerpt from the PerfectBound e-book version of Everville from HarperCollins, first download the free software to read it on:.
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Clive on Everville
A shelf-cracking sequel to The Great and Secret Show that begs the question: Is this sort of hermetic dross really worth the felling of defenseless forests? It's back to the shores of Quiddity, the undulant dream sea that separates worldly Cosm a. Itinerant biker chick Tesla Bombeck leads the way to Everville, a sleepy small town in Oregon about to be savaged by the passage of the Iad Uroboros—a mindless, evil juggernaut bent to Kissoon's will—through a rip in the veil between Cosm and Metacosm. Determined to thwart Kissoon, Bombeck enlists the aid of several cronies, among them Catholic gumshoe Harry D'Amour, a tattooed student of necromancy; computer archivist Nathan Grillo, guardian of the novel's paranormal Internet; and Phoebe Cobb, an Everville resident whose lover, Joe Flicker, has fled to Quiddity. A vast array of freaks and oddities—moody ghosts, supernatural impresarios, serpents molded from feces—crops up as everyone lurches toward the apocalypse at Everville's crossroads there's even a vigilante marching band. Flogging his readers with one limp cliffhanger after another and concocting increasingly more baroque pseudo-religious explanations for each new image of wonder or shock that floats, flies, drifts, swims, or slithers into view—while relinquishing a lot of the sex and gore that have enlivened other efforts—Barker gasses on to a feeble climax before abandoning the story to its doleful collapse. The man should have his pens and paper taken away before he can get to thinking about a trilogy.
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Memory, prophecy and fantasy - the past, the future and the dreaming moment between - are all in one country, living one immortal day. To know that is Wisdom To use it is the Art. Everville Five years ago, in his bestseller The Great and Secret Show , Clive Barker mesmerized millions of readers worldwide with an extraordinary vision of human passions and possibilities. Welcome to a new volume in that epic adventure. Welcome to Everville..