books of blood


Going Back to My Roots–Clive Barker’s BOOKS OF BLOOD

Clive Barker is my favorite modern horror author, and he's had a tremendous influence on my own horror writing. My Parted Veil series is heavily inspired by Barker, in particular by his ability to weave dark fantasy with horror to create worlds that both ignite your imagination and terrify you at the same time. But while I love Barker's longer works like Weaveworld, The Great and Secret Show and Everville, it's his short stories that first made me fall in love with him. And my first introduction to them was the Books of Blood. Like many kids in the '80s, my fir[...]