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Weaveworld
Weaveworld | Clive Barker
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Here is storytelling on a grand scale the stuff of which a classic is made. Weaveworld begins with a rug a wondrous, magnificent rug into which a world has been woven. It is the world of the Seerkind, a people more ancient than man, who possesses raptures the power to make magic. In the last century they were hunted down by an unspeakable horror known as the Scourge, and, threatened with annihilation, they worked their strongest raptures to weave themselves and their culture into a rug for safekeeping. Since then, the rug has been guarded by human caretakers. The last of the caretakers has just died. Vying for possession of the rug is a spectrum of unforgettable characters: Suzanna, granddaughter of the last caretaker, who feels the pull of the Weaveworld long before she knows the extent of her own powers; Calhoun Mooney, a pigeon-raising clerk who finds the world he's always dreamed of in a fleeting glimpse of the rug; Immacolata, an exiled Seerkind witch intent on destroying her race even if it means calling back the Scourge; and her sidekick, Shadwell, the Salesman, who will sell the Weaveworld to the highest bidder. In the course of the novel the rug is unwoven, and we travel deep into the glorious raptures of the Weaveworld before we witness the final, cataclysmic struggle for its possession. Barker takes us to places where we have seldom been in fiction--places terrifying and miraculous, humorous, and profound. With keen psychological insight and prodigious invention, his trademark graphic vision balanced by a spirit of transcendent promise, Barker explores the darkness and the light, the magical and the monstrous, and celebrates the triumph of the imagination.
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xcitizenx
Weaveworld | Clive Barker

I adore Clive Barker, and I‘m just starting this one. ❤️

TrishB This is awesome 😁 4d
xcitizenx He‘s the best. My favorite is The Damnation Game. He‘s so descriptive. 3d
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Seshat
Weaveworld | Clive Barker

I am listening to my audiobook of Weaveworld again and I just heard the part where "The Prophet" makes his big "Make the Fugue Great Again" speech.

“Talk of Power and Might would always attract an audience. Lords never went out of fashion.”
― Clive Barker, Weaveworld

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Maude
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Picking the right laundromat book is hard, it needs to be interesting and still putdownable, I think this one is working. Which is good because as we drive from Texas to Alaska I think this is just the first of many laundromat days :)

TrishB I love this book ❤️ 2mo
Slajaunie Wow! That is a long drive. 2mo
Ruthiella I get distracted at laundromats! I love watching the front load machines wash for some reason!😮 2mo
Reggie I hope you like this book, this is one of my favorites from when I was a teenager. 2mo
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Reggie
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#WinterWonderland #SellMeACoat In Weaveworld, there‘s this charlatan named Shadwell who was given a coat made of magic made by Immacolata and her 2 sisters hell bent on revenge after being exiled from their place in a carpet that holds the four families of magic, the Seerkind. The coat is pretty pivotal throughout the story. It shows everyone their secret desires. Barker and this book were the beginning of me being a reader. #Firstbooklove

Cinfhen Excellent!!! But I‘m getting Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat vibes 😂😂😂😂 8mo
TrishB Oh look some pictures of Clive to start the day, ahem....and what a great pick.....a truly fantastic read. 8mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. Maybe time for a reread. 8mo
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Reggie @Cinfhen I‘ve never seen that musical. @TrishB I think of you and your mother every time I see Clive. I didn‘t know this but the CW had hired Clive to adapt this for TV but I guess they gave that up and now they‘re adapting Nightbreed. 8mo
Reggie @KathyWheeler so much about imagination and dreams in here. 8mo
Centique This sounds fantastic. Stacked! 8mo
TrishB Aww that‘s so cool 😁 it‘s a happy memory now! I would love a good adaptation of this💕 8mo
DivineDiana Sounds fantastic! What a place to start your reading journey! 👍🏻📚❤️ 8mo
BookishTrish I loved this book and Imajica as a teen. My copy is top left. 8mo
TheReadingMermaid I love Clive Barker! 💖💖💖 8mo
Reggie @Centique @DivineDiana He‘s great. He‘s the first one in my teens I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning just to finish. @BookishTrish @TheReadingMermaid The Great and Secret Show and Everville were my favorites of his. 8mo
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MStew
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Clive Barker! I wanted to post this because im in love with this cover! I can't wait to read this, his worlds are always so strange and i love it!!#horror #litsyreads #booknerd #love #books #clivebarker #booknerd #horrorstory #read

trioxin_sematary I've to read this too! 😊 13mo
TrishB This is an awesome book 👍🏻 13mo
MStew @TrishB i can't wait to read this 13mo
Soubhiville I loved this book! 13mo
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Kamisha
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Finished this up yesterday! It was weird, fantastical and horrifying all in one!

Cal stumbles upon a magic carpet with a world hidden inside of it. Suzanna stumbles upon a family legacy. They both are thrown into a journey that takes them to another world, a world hidden within our own. Really enjoyed this and all the different characters it introduced. The main antagonist, Immacolata, is super creepy!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

trioxin_sematary Not read this Barker book yet, I'm looking forward to it! 🤓 13mo
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Reggie
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#getmovin #Sandstorm This part is where the bad guys, Shadwell and Hobart, go deep into the deserts of the Middle East searching for the long dormant Angel Uriel, The Scourge. They hope to find the angel to exterminate all the Seerkind, magical people who had woven themselves into a rug to protect them from the murderous angel when it was awake. Clive Barker is an author who got me into reading with his novels of fantasy and horror.

Cinfhen Another fabulous blurb!!! 1y
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 Love Barker and Weaveworld is a wonderful book. 1y
Suet624 I‘ve never read anything by Barker. Sounds interesting. 1y
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Reggie @Cinfhen @TrishB Thanks!!! @Suet624 He can be very gruesome, but he was total magic to me growing up. 1y
TrishB I met him several times in the late 80s in Liverpool, always a lovely ,funny bloke (and gorgeous I have to say!! 😁) . I remember standing in the queue to get a book signed with my mum. As we got to the front of the queue my mum says very loudly - he‘s rather handsome isn‘t he!! I was 20 at the time and soooo embarrassed. 1y
Centique @TrishB that is so great, you lucky thing! Hilarious as well 😂😂 Well done your mum 👍 1y
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MrsMcC
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Wow! Since I knew that #CliveBarker was the author of the #Hellraiser series in wee book and big screen movies, I genuinely thought that this book would have been all blood, gore and twisted fantasies of some sort... And, its not! Took me by surprise, just how how laid back it is, yet keeping you on your toes and turning those 8306(I'm not kidding!) pages .

RaimeyGallant Great review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo just put some together. 1y
Stephthebibliophile I loved Weaveworld; it is probably my favorite Clive Barker book! 14mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#JingleShelves #RedGoldGreen

Got this one all in one cover! 🙌

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Scurvygirl Awesome book! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous cover!!! 😊 2y
TricksyTails *GASPS* What edition is this? 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai @TricksyTails Its the 1987 Colins Publisher, Canadian edition. First print. It's autographed too. 🤓🙌😍 2y
TricksyTails 😳🙀😍 I knew I could die happy amongst your shelves! ♥️♥️♥️😂 🙌 So envious! Do you have other signed Barker books? 2y
Reggie This is one of the first books I stayed up reading in our kitchen until 3a.m. In the morning to finish when I was a teenager. This, The Great and Secret Show, and Everville are my favorites of his. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @TricksyTails That's the only signed one. 😊 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Reggie niiiice! Great & Secret show is awesome! I really liked Imajica as well. Also his YA Abarat books are pretty cool too! 2y
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Seshat
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TrishB
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Lindy I looked at carpets differently for a long time after reading this! 2y
TrishB @Lindy exactly 😱 2y
andrew61 That takes me back, definitely a book im going to find to reread - i think hell raiser is being reissued on dvd as well - back to the 80's. 2y
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TrishB @andrew61 I don't think I ever left them! 2y
Soubhiville I used to read ALL the Clive Barker! I loved Weave World, but Imajica was my favorite! 2y
Reggie Awww I always feel so bad when Cal's dad gets duped by the jacket. 2y
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mahra_butt
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Latest book haul. I promised myself I won't get more books before I read the ones I already have but we all know that... is not happening 😂
Tell me about your book buying habits...i would live to know how other readers buy books and other stuff
Plus all this wonderful bookish stuff is from Papyrus...
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#MahraReads #Books #Book #Bookish #MustRead #CliveBarker #Bibliophile #Bookish #Bookstagram #Pakistan #BookTube #Bibliophile #BookTube

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TrishB
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#magiccarpetride #rockinmay
@Cinfhen
Photo I took this morning before I left 😀 there is a brilliant magic carpet in this book!
Have 30 mins til drinks reception and had to do Litsy first!!
Thanks for all the good wishes this morning! Session at 11am tomorrow!

Andrew65 Will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts at that time. 2y
Cinfhen Exactly what @Andrew65 said 💜❤️💜❤️you'll be awesome 2y
KathyWheeler I loved this book and yours is signed --omg -- I'm fangirling here! ❤️😄 2y
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AstreaTaylor I love this book! 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 @Cinfhen thank you, much appreciated. 💟 2y
TrishB @KathyWheeler I'm lucky enough to have all my Barker books signed 😀 2y
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TrishB
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#localauthor #aprilbookshowers
@RealLifeReading
Clive Barker is my favourite local author. For about 10 years I thought everything he did was genius. Met him quite a few times in Liverpool (he is literally from the same area as me) and he was always lovely and entertaining. I had a massive Barker author crush 💚

Soubhiville I used to adore him as well! 2y
Reggie What's your favorite Barker? I really dig The Great and Secret Show. 2y
TrishB @Soubhiville @Reggie Imajica and The Great and Secret Show are amazing!! 2y
Soubhiville @Reggie @TrishB I loved both of those and Weaveworld. 2y
Driftglass I love Clive Barker's work! Weaveworld is probably my favorite. Great and Secret Show, and also Coldheart Canyon are waaay up there. 2y
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Reggie
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#autobuyauthors From upper left clockwise is Ana Castillo, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, Julia Alvarez, and Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni. Clive is the first author I remember being 13 and staying up at our kitchen table reading until 2 in the morning. Robert writes with heart, above all else. And Ana, Julia, and Chitra let me know that if you feel like you're between worlds, you're ok, there's a lot of people out there who feel just like you do.

TrishB 💓 Clive! So went through an obsessive thing with his books. At one point every book was genius! 2y
Reggie @TrishB He was definitely different from anything out there. You don't forget reading him. I felt bad but i was listening to a podcast but it turns out he went to the dentist and a patch of bacteria loosened and caused him to go into a coma for a couple of months. He had 2 heart attacks while he was under but is still alive. Crazy huh? 2y
TrishB Wow! Didn't realise that. I followed him round Liverpool for a while, loads of book signings and readings, he was a nice bloke tbh. I did try and unearth family ties, but sadly none!! 2y
rachellayown 👍👍👍 2y
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Seshat
Weaveworld | Clive Barker

“You‘re still a man, Shadwell,” she reminded him. “You‘re vulnerable.”

“Shut up,” he said.

“Shadwell —”

“Shut up!” he repeated, and turned on her. “I don‘t want to hear your defeatism any longer. I‘m here, aren‘t I? I won the Fugue.”

/Shadwell is relevant...

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Seshat
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"When it was all done, Suzanna found her voice, thanking both the grave diggers and their mothers.

'After all that digging,‘ said the eldest of the girls, ‘I just hope he grows.‘

'He will,‘ said her mother, with no trace of indulgence. 'They always do.‘"

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Seshat
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Good afternoon. #currentread #bookandtea

LeahBergen Lovely 😊 2y
Seshat Thanks, @LeahBergen There is a wonderful Lebanese grocery not too far from me and they had these little cakes stuffed with dates. Yum! 2y
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Seshat
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#currentread quote made me think of current events, somehow...

mjdowens Good catch, you are so right 2y
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Seshat
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#currentread I love that phrase, "wilderness of innocent malice."

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Seshat
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“One part of love is innocence, One part of love is guilt, One part the milk, that in a sense Is soured as soon as spilt, One part of love is sentiment, One part of love is lust, One part is the presentiment Of our return to dust.” #litsypoetey365 @SharonGoforth

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Seshat
Weaveworld | Clive Barker

"'There are worse things than existence,' said Immacolata.

'Oh?' the Hag replied. 'Can you name one?'

Immacolata thought for a short while. 'No,' she conceded, with a soft sigh of distress."

JacquelynLovesYou I found this book for sale at a library months ago for 75¢. I thought it looked cool..i still haven't read.it yet though. Is it good? 2y
Seshat @JacquelynLovesYou Yes, I think so. I find it quite quotable. There are squicky bits, just to warn in case you're squeamish. 2y
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Seshat
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“Everything has its pattern,” Freddy put in. “If you find it, the great can be contained within the small.”

#currentread

UnidragonFrag I need to re-read this one! 3y
Seshat @UnidragonFrag I don't know how I missed reading this when it came out. It was on sale at Amazon. 3y
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Seshat
Weaveworld | Clive Barker

“...she had that brand of pragmatism that would find her the first brewing tea after Armageddon.”
― Clive Barker, Weaveworld

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Anton
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Pickpick

Speaking of authors I love, 99 cents will get you Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld for your Kindle or Nook right now!

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LilMamaMastro
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I've never been a real reader of Horror but I love me some Clive Barker. This is one that has stuck with me for years; I've looked at rugs very differently since. #AllHallowsRead

Maude I know what you mean, I forget a lot of books after I read them but even though it's been about 10yrs I remember this one :) 3y
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Driftglass
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Clive Barker's #DarkFantasy about a society that could create magic, who wove themselves into a rug to hide away from the evil beings hunting them. Of course, all manner of power hungry people and creatures would love to get that rug!
My favorite of Barker's weird horror/fantasy novels.
#AllHallowsRead #ScaryReads

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GinaAnderson
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Truly one of the weirdest, greatest books I've ever read. #weirdbooks #somethingforsept

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read that one back in HS, I should really re-read it now. 3y
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Bry
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Mehso-so

Whew! This one was a struggle for me to get through. It's not my usual genre but it was recommended by a friend so I didn't want to bail on it. I found the characters weren't developed very well and their behaviours and thoughts would change to suit the plot. Interesting imagery throughout, though.

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Minervasbutler
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Mehso-so

There really is a lot to admire here - it's a pretty amazing concept. Marred for me by the writing.

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Jamesmelvinmitchell
Weaveworld | Clive Barker

Great characters in this novel. Wonderful fantasy.

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