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It wasn’t a horror story,and it wasn’t a story about the decadence of hollywood, it barler just a disappointing attempt to combine both, while trying to provoke only with pervesion. Violent sexual imagery abounds, horrific yet beautiful, echoing the extremities of Books of Blood.
The Official Clive Barker Website – Clive on Coldheart Canyon
Or, more truthfully, I hated it and liked it all at the same time. So until I’m certain, I probably shouldn’t offer it up. Muller’s reading was top-notch, of course, but it seems that my memory of the book was a bit biased based off of my general love for Barker. It’s a broad audience because everybody wants to know what happens in Hollywood.
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Coldheart Canyon, a book by Clive Barker | Book review
Then, go back and re-read it, just to be sure that it all sunk in. It feels a little bit like a roller coaster ride here in my office just to get it to delivery – the final ‘kick bollock and scramble’ before it’s given over to the press. Also, the part about Todd’s dog was very well-written, very touching. Return to Book Page. The story begins in Romania during the s, where poverty and disease run rampant.
The resort Todd is staying is haunted. Originally published on February 4th I’ve been surprised with people who liked it, Maslin for The New York Times liked it, which was a little surprising. Coldheart Canyon is the ultimate example of an immense and graphic imagination finding no moderation, patience, or substance. Certainly not Clive’s best, but it could have been much worse Todd Pickett, one of the hottest movie stars of the last decade, faces the downfall of his career when extensive plastic surgery goes terribly wrong.
It is gratuitously sexual, and violent. The solution then, in a place like Hollywood, can only be one thing: I have read nearly the entire collection of Clive Barker novels in existence. I would say that his writing is sicker than anything else I’ve ever read, but I think that’s what he’s striving for. Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received mixed receptions.
There’s a little of Roddy in this character of Jerry Brahms.
brker Again, it has absolutely nothing to do with the story! He has had two surgeries to remove them and believes his resultant voice coldhert an improvement over how it was prior to the surgeries. Preposterous yet emblematic; never restrained, overly graphic, written handsomely So it was a judgement call made out of ambition, I think, just to tell a better story.
You may even be surprised that you care for them. This time next year it should be hitting the shelves. And as bad as I feel for poor Mr. Tammy turns out to be the sensible one in the story who brings down the perversity in Coldheart Canyon. Barkfr so much has been lost in recent times as Hollywood has changed and Hollywood has become a function of ‘the bean counter’, the accountants. This has great splashes of the horror and fantastic with a torrent of erotica lavishly poured over the top.
This creates a tidy yet subtle bookend structure to the book as a whole. In fact, it was positively boring.
And on occasion I’ve been obliged by people recommending me to change names. The book is far longer than it needs to be, and while some parts are beautiful and wonderful and everything good that I remembered, the rest feels either overly padded for word-count or messily thrown together.
When Todd hasn’t been seen in a week she flies from Sacremento to L. Something goes wrong during the surgery, and Todd, now disfigured, is forced to go into hiding during his recovery.
It is very strange. And you know I love history and I love the history of movies.
I consulted dozens of volumes, essays, pamphlets and internet entries on Golden Age Hollywood and the people who occupied it It reminded me not so much of Barker’s other fiction– okay, I’ve only read Books of Blood– but rather of his amazingly bizarre film, Night Breed, which you should go watch.
The book is billed as a ‘Hollywood Ghost Story’ and I was excited about its promise. Foldheart makes for ckive of my only Clive Barker disappointments. I hope it does.
Clive on Coldheart Canyon
May 05, Sherri Dub rated it it was amazing. The house holds more than one secret though as Todd Pickett the movie star will soon discover. It just involves, you know, two guys and a girl The best parts of the book are the most restrained, and some of the sex and violence are so needless and extraneous that they take away from the enjoyment. It’s not often that I get REALLY excited about a book release, but I remember eagerly awaiting publication day for Coldheart Canyon, and running off to Waterstones in Yeovil where I was living at the time to pick up a hardback copy of this book.
I mean really pushing at the limits.