The Thief of Always
Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied... There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his... show more
Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied... There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the house shows its darker facewhen Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadowsthat he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy. The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitions for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years...
Publish date: November 1st 1992
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Sequential Art
, Dark Fantasy
I decided to re-enter the surreal world of Clive Barker. I seem to be doing things backwards. I watched the Hellraiser film at 10 years old, read some of his more 'adult' books in my teens, and now at the age of 36, I've finally got around to reading a book I clearly should have read many years ago....
I just finished reading this with my daughter, and we would both like to read it again and again. What more could you want in a book? From the beginning the story was exciting, cleverly written, and it gripped our attention, and that was how it went throughout the entire book. It is not a gory or ho...
bookshelves: summer-2014, published-1992, tbr-busting-2014, fraudio, doo-lally, boo-scary, young-adult, kiddlewinks, adventure Read from August 12 to 13, 2014 Description: Master storyteller and bestselling novelist Clive Barker creates an enchanting tale for both children and adults to cherish ...
This is a book that really sticks with you. Harvey Swick doesn't think about consequences, he just goes away with a stranger in the spur of a moment. Mr. Hood's house though at first seeming like the perfect getaway proves to be just the opposite and Mr. Hood's plans aren't so glamorous.
Until a couple of years ago, I'd never heard of Clive Barker. That changed when I met my husband. He'd originally made me watch all the Hellraiser movies (he coughed up an eel!), and then got me some Barker books to read. I loved Weaveworld and The Great and Secret Show. So, when I found this book, ...