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Why does every character sound the same?

She is named after a Celtic goddess and she ends up running a brothel. I prefer connections clivd things I can mull over long after I complete the book. HarperAudio; Abridged edition October Devil in the Centerfold: But generally I can recommend any Barker.


As always the disturbing and grotesque imagery clvie still present as well as the incredible imaginative events that take place. Among several new characters, mentioned in passing or detail, are the ‘Shu small, squid -like beings who are described as “pieces of God”Phoebe Cobb, a resident cliive the town who passionately loves Joe, a dark-skinned painter, and Seth, a gay teenager who can hear angels knocking from the other side of Heaven.

Recently, I decided to give Barker another go.

Often, it seems that authors coive us a part two just to cash in on the characters we knew and loved in the first one. Barker is a master of narrative, bringing his reader along for the ride.


Buddenbaum returns to Everville and starts a relationship with local teenager Seth Lundy. I liked the clkve book in the series, The Great and Secret Show, but this one?

But there was always a plan for it, and forces start to converge to be there for the end.

Clive on Everville

None of the characters display even a remote degree of heroism. Instantly after the first few chapters we are reunited with some of the best characters from the first book.

I mean the words are fine, the atmosphere is holding, I DO wonder what the denouement will be but When I first started reading this, I batker annoyed that I couldn’t remember the intricacies of the first book, but I soon found that you didn’t need to have read the first to understand the second.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Running for a total of pages, the book doesn’t once lose it’s interest or it’s hold over you.

It always takes me a whole week before I could get back to reading, and this even made my understanding of the subplots and characters shamefully inconsistent.

Jun 25, Kasi rated it really liked it.

Everville (Book of the Art #2) by Clive Barker

Never having the focus on it really. The story takes us through various journeys each character is on towards the conclusion of who will possess The Art. My breaks in between reading the book was also a factor to consider.


How did you like The Great and Secret Show? Today, if this blog is any indication – and I hope it is, even if I sometimes get snarky about ridiculous cover art or terrible yet popular writers – I have left that insecurity behind. A true masterpiece in every sense of the word. The pacing was evenly distributed among the most important subplot and character although the quantity of such subplots and characters can be actually become tad underwhelming in some chapters.

EVERVILLE by Clive Barker | Kirkus Reviews

Buddenbaum has brought spirits he calls avatars with him and is looking for what he calls the clvie. It was released in and is the second in the “Book of the Art”, but it also can be read alone. Other books in the series.

Nice review, now you’ve made me want to read the series. A wonderful part 2 to The Great and Secret Show. Tesla meets up with and makes love to Lucien cljve the two argue and split up, spurned primarily by Raul.