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Everville: The Second Book of the Art [Kindle Edition]

Clive Barker
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville. For years it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies. But its ignorance is not bliss.

On a mountain peak, high above the city of Everville, a door stands open onto the shores of the dream-sea Quiddity. And there’s not a soul below who’ll not be changed by that fact… Phoboe Cobb, once a doctor’s receptionist, is about to forget her old life and go looking for her lost lover Joe Flicker in the strange, sensual wonderland on the other side of that door. 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 traced the ultimate evil across America, will find it conjuring atrocities in the sunlit streets of Everville.



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Praise for Clive Barker:

‘An invocation of both magic and the imagination… A majestic maze of mythmaking’
WASHINGTON TIMES

‘Passionate and ingenious… A ride with remarkable views’
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

‘A fabulous, engrossing war of the worlds’
PEOPLE MAGAZINE

‘Barker dislocates your mind’
MAIL ON SUNDAY

Synopsis

In 1845 the pioneers pushed across the American Mid-West. In the mountains, one group was overtaken by disaster, wiped out by avalanche - all except one girl, who found a door into another dimension. She found herself on the shores of Quiddity, the sea of dreams.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4041 KB
  • Print Length: 707 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (24 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047DVIG6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,822 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Clive Barker was born in Liverpool in 1952. His earlier books include The Books of Blood, Cabal, and The Hellbound Heart. In addition to his work as a novelist and playwright, he also illustrates, writes, directs and produces for stage and screen. His films include Hellraiser, Hellbound, Nightbreed and Candyman. Clive lives in Beverly Hills, California

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Second Book of the Art 29 April 2007
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
'Everville' is a direct sequel to 'The Great and Secret Show' and as such if you enjoyed that book then you will find plenty here to get your teeth into. While an excellent novel it is perhaps not quite as stunning as the previous volume as, perhaps inevitably, the sequel route of 'more of the same' means there is less nto suprise the reader: once again the novel deals with an attempt by a magician to harness the mysterious power of 'the Art', while evil shaman Kissoon attempts to call forth the nightmarish Iad Uroborus from beyond the dream-sea of Quiddity to invade our world, and a small American town becomes the site of an apocalytpic battle. Practically all of the major characters from 'The Great and Secret Show' return (including some who seemingly died at the end of that novel), but Barker does introduce a new couple - Phoebe Cobb and her lover Joe Flicker to provide the emotional core of the novel: interestingly having spend the majority of the previous novel detailing the trials and ultimate triumph of lovers Howard and Jo-Beth, Barker callously disposes of the couple in a virtual cameo to repeat this emotional journey with this new pair. Still, despite a certain familiarity this time round 'Everville' does move the grand narrative forward, and crucially providing a background story for series 'bad guy' Kissoon.

The novel's main weakness is the fact that this is the second book in an unfinished trilogy, and as such will inevitably leave the reader somewhat frustrated, as plots are set in motion for the final, and thus far unpublished Third Book of the Art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A great story but....... 14 Jun. 2013
By S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a really good book. The problem is that this kindle edition is full of typos/misspelled words which are annoying and take away from the enjoyment of reading. This is not a free book so I expect quality and NOT a book that has obviously not been proofread and should not be sold containing so many mistakes. Not good....
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4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT NOVEL 26 Mar. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent novel .The problem with the Kindle edition is that towards the end of the book there are dozens and dozens of spelling mistakes .I recently purchased Imajica in the Kindle edition and that also had numerous spelling errors.Most printed books have one or two errors but these Kindle editions have a large number of mistakes.I still enjoyed reading Everville because I have read it several times before in paperback.
I get the impression that the person who typed up the Kindle edition did not understand English.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Chris Hall TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
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.
The year of 1994 saw the first publication of Everville - The second Book of The Art. Following on from the awesome novel 'The Great And Secret Show' (1989), 'Everville' is the second installment into the proposed trilogy. The novel is a spectacular escape into the limitless world of Clive Barker's imagination. The story of Everville stands well as a story on its own, and can indeed be read without having read the first book, but it does work best as a sequel.
Everville finds itself exploring and expanding more upon the characters that appear in the first novel. The storyline becomes more intense and fast-paced, with the complex ideas and principals of the novels forming a powerful underlying basis to the book.
This sequel is nothing short of genius, delivering a gripping and involved storyline that will set your imagination alive. This is a book that you will truly treasure for the rest of your life. Please, if you haven't already done so...go out and read this book.
Running for a total of 640 pages, the book doesn't once lose it's interest or it's hold over you. A true masterpiece in every sense of the word.
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Fantastic book and well worth a read. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a book with a great plot, Very enjoyable
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not quite an art form 11 May 2013
By tel
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed the first book of this - currently - unfinished journey, but did not find myself as involved with this second novel, finding the characterisation less interesting and some of the plot elements almost half-assed. Also, having spent much of the previous novel fleshing out two supposedly main characters, Barker then kills them off seemingly for the Hell of it, just so the reader can supposedly give a damn about the new introduced struggling-to-understand characters. I wonder if he, Barker, had his heart in the work, and also if it will ever be finished - or if there is enough idea to finish it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not my all time favourite, but still excellent...
I love Clive Barker therefore I am possibly not able to make a non-bias review of this book. So I won't even try. Read it, it is brilliant.
Published 2 months ago by Craig G
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing sequel to the First Book of the Art
He painted the picture in the first book. Drawing us into the epic battle that ensued. With this second book he blows the doors off - but I think he means to! Read more
Published on 10 Feb. 2002 by Chris T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Greater than the first?
...Not neccesarily. This is an extremely good book, but it isn't quite as good as the first one. Also, the ending did little to bring the story to a close. Read more
Published on 20 Sept. 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!
An astonishingly good book, dripping with atmosphere. The writing scales great heights, making this a seriously worthy sequel to "The Great and Secret Show".
Published on 18 Mar. 2000 by Tintagel
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB!
Another winner from an excellent author who can really tell a wonderful story. Everville is the sequel to the "Great And Secret Show" and if you enjoyed that then this... Read more
Published on 8 Aug. 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it! You WON'T be sorry!
There's nothing for me to say except this is an absolutely superb novel. I began with The Great and Secret Show, and was just, completely blown away. Read more
Published on 21 Feb. 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect blend of the magic and mystery in our lives.
I found this book kept me riveted throughout. the many plot twists and surprise events made the spectacular writing of Clive Barker alive with freshness and vitality that some of... Read more
Published on 14 Oct. 1997
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