The world's old political borders have dissolved. The NAU is civilization's carcass, a nation ruled by two political parties: Enterprise, the sink-or-swim party where each party member has no one else to blame for their starvation or astronomical wealth; and Directorate, whose members have a guaranteed safety net but can never rise above their station.
Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist. This first volume contains the short stories : "The Book of Blood," "The Midnight Meat Train," "The Yattering and Jack," "Sex, Death, and Starshine," and "In the Hills, the Cities,"
"Everyone's a Book of Blood"
The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.
"ATTN narcoleptic readers"
Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in digital for the first time.
"Great Horror! Great Narration!"
Love at first sight (or inbox message) does exist once in a while. Hollywood has built an entire industry on the line "you had me at hello." That being said, creating real closeness with someone usually takes time and knowing right and wrong. Initial attraction draws people together, but it can't replace experience or make you close without putting in time and work. Instimacy (instant intimacy) can be energizing, exciting, and fun, but how can you be sure your fledgling relationship won't crash and burn?
Everyone has a legitimate desire to have a better life. Having a better life could mean different things to different people. What a man considers to be a better life may be different from what a woman considers better. Also what a young person considers a better life would be different from what an older person considers a better life. For young people in their 20s, a better life could mean having many materials things (car, house, clothes, money, etc.), which they believe would make them happy.