Weaveworld by Clive Barker 99p on Kindle @ Amazon
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Weaveworld by Clive Barker 99p on Kindle @ Amazon

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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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One of the best books I've ever read, one I love so much I already own 2 physical copies because my first was starting to deteriorate. Alongside Imajica the best Barker has written IMO.

I wondered why the book cover looked so familiar, turns out i'd already bought it back in January when it was 99p. Good deal OP. I really should get round to clearing up my kindle backlog.

Great book. Worth every penny.

tek-monkey3 h, 8 m ago

One of the best books I've ever read, one I love so much I already own 2 …One of the best books I've ever read, one I love so much I already own 2 physical copies because my first was starting to deteriorate. Alongside Imajica the best Barker has written IMO.


Totally agree, this is an amzing book and desperately needs to be made into a movie

Will this scare the willies out of me like hellraiser?

This came out in 1987, and I bought it from Woolworths (feeling old). One of my favourite books of all time

Ilikehotdeals111 m ago

Will this scare the willies out of me like hellraiser?


Not at all, not a horror, it's a fantasy book.. think magic and mystical creatures

Never heard of it, but bought on the back of these comments - thanks all

Absolutely love Clive Barker! (as some may guess from you username!). One of my fav, the best being imajica.

I remember reading this when I had just got simple minds vinyl album, street fighting years. May be just me but the songs seemed to fit the book really well.

Theif of always is also only 99p


Only just found out that there are 2 weaveworlds listed for the kindle on Amazon. Then found out I had bought both! 99p each, only in January this year, the other in 2014!
Can't understand why there are 2 versions. Seems to be pretty common as well

Bought and heated. Thanks to all the commenters. A long time ago now, Imajica blew my mind, and from the comments here, I absolutely had to get this, thanks for posting!
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