Monday, October 5, 2009

Hellbound Hearts - Blog Tour October 5, 2009


Clive Barker's iconic masterpiece The Hellbound Heart, the novella adapted into the film Hellraiser, unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world — the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites — in this collection of stories inspired by The Hellbound Heart. Featured here is the graphic work "Wordsworth," from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence — one torturous puzzle at a time.... New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family's mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.

My Thoughts:

What a creepy fun filled read and just at the right time of the year. This book is full of great short stories by wonderful authors. Stories full of Cenobites and creatures made from your worst nightmares. Neil Gaiman's graphic piece was just awesome and Kelly Armstrong's The Collector gave me chills.

I really enjoyed this collection of tales inspires by Clive Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart. The stories were so good that halfway through the book I got the urge to re-watch the Hellraiser movies and have since put them on my Netflix queue.

If you are looking for a scare this Halloween season, I would highly recommend this book.

Rated: Mature for violence, gore, sex, etc.

Various Author websites:

Neil Gaiman
Kelly Armstrong
Clive Barker
Tim Lebbon
Barbie Wilde

Other blogs participating in this tour today:

All About {n}:
Fantasy Freak:
Libby’s Library News:
Patricia’s Vampire Notes:
Must Read Faster:
The Symposium:
Booksie’s Blog:
A Journey of Books:
Jeanne’s Ramblings:
Cheryl’s Book Nook:
Found Not Lost:
Temple Library Reviews:
Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!:

Thanks to Sarah from Pocketbooks for allowing me to be part of this tour.


Ryan G said...

Sounds like a wonderful book and I love the cover illustration by Barker. I am a fan of all thing Barker so this will definetly find it's way to my house.

Anonymous said...

First words when I saw the cover was Holy Shit. No kidding. That is a cover not to be ignored!

Anonymous said...

Sorry! The cover totally made me blank out. Thanks for the Pay It Forward info...way cool!