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Everville On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville For years, it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies But its ignorance is not bliss Opening the door between worlds, Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery into a place of revelation, where the forces which have shaped our past and are ready to destroy our future are at work [EPUB] ✺ Classic Essential Vegetables By Family Circle – 9facts.co.uk the sea of our dreams ❰Download❯ ➾ The Murder Exchange Author Simon Kernick – 9facts.co.uk sits Everville For years ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, By James Douglas ❤ – 9facts.co.uk it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies But its ignorance is not bliss Opening the door between worlds ❴Reading❵ ➶ The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, Author James Douglas – 9facts.co.uk Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery into a place of revelation ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Cold War By David Miller ➲ – 9facts.co.uk where the forces which have shaped our past and are ready to destroy our future are at work


10 thoughts on “Everville

  1. Maria Maria says:

    This was excellent A wonderful part 2 to The Great and Secret Show I really loved that it was a story in itself Often, it seems that authors give us a part two just to cash in on the characters we knew and loved in the first one This is definitely not the case with this book There are characters from the first one Tesla, Raul, Grillo, JoBeth, Tommy Ray, and Howie but none of them are mentioned for the first 100 pages or so This means that we get new characters and a new problem The othe This was excellent A wonderful part 2 to The Great and Secret Show I really loved that it was a story in itself Often, it seems that authors give us a part two just to cash in on the characters we knew and loved in the first one This is definitely not the case with this book There are characters from the first one Tesla, Raul, Grillo, JoBeth, Tommy Ray, and Howie but none of them are mentioned for the first 100 pages or so This means that we get new characters and a new problem The other great thing about this type of sequel is that the author doesn t fall into either trap by summarizing everything from the first one or introducing totally new material with the assumption that we have just finished the first book He seamlessly reminds us of the important things we must remember from the first book but in a way where I don t feel like he is totally insulting me by rehashing it or to the detriment of someone who didn t know there was a prequel The story was beautiful The character of Phoebe was instantly relatable though in some ways similar to a character from Coldheart Canyon but then again, I guess a slightly overweight, middle aged, unhappily married woman is probablycommon than I would like to think I don t want to give too much away, but Joe and Phoebe were excellent together and apart Sometimes the individual characters in a couple are not totally fleshed out and get some of their identity from each other but not here Joe was a vibrant character, stubborn, sweet, sexy even when he was without Phoebe.Reading these books I wish Quiddity were real It seems like my generation is so beset by apathy that we NEED something like the events in these books to force us to evolve Perhaps the economic distress, global warming, and political upheaval in the world right now is going to force a change on our generation but from my point of view that wouldn t be a bad thing The world will always be here, but it will change I think change is upon us especially in the US where we are days away from a new president and some possible changes and by embracing that change we can enjoy a peaceful, environmentally friendly, tolerant future


  2. Amanda NEVER MANDY Amanda NEVER MANDY says:

    What once separated Quiddity from our world is dangerously close to being noThe task of saving what we know from what we dream is left to a band of misfits who are in a race against time and the creatures that have already slipped through the cracks I wish I rememberedof the book that came before this one The recapped pieces in this one, weren t enough to refresh my memory, so a quarter of the way through I had to give up and read it like it was a stand alone I m pretty sure tWhat once separated Quiddity from our world is dangerously close to being noThe task of saving what we know from what we dream is left to a band of misfits who are in a race against time and the creatures that have already slipped through the cracks I wish I rememberedof the book that came before this one The recapped pieces in this one, weren t enough to refresh my memory, so a quarter of the way through I had to give up and read it like it was a stand alone I m pretty sure this changed my receptiveness to it Instead of it being a tying up loose ends read it became a what in the hell happened to get me here one There was quite a bit of stuff I just had to let go of and take it as it was This is not at all how my brain likes to work I prefer connections and things I can mull over long after I complete the book Three stars to a book that was short on the recap and heavy on the odd


  3. Cody | CodysBookshelf Cody | CodysBookshelf says:

    Everville, along with its predecessor The Great and Secret Show, is an all encompassing, life affirming journey through the wicked and fantastical This novel is, literally, beyond my ability to review Just read it.


  4. Nicki Nicki says:

    You have to start with The Great and Secret Show but as soon as you start Everville you are surrounded by old friends and enemies One of my favorite books of all time


  5. Yesh Yesh says:

    Everville is a uniquely wonderful book A metaphysical fantasy that not only stretches the boundaries of your imagination, but also keeps you engrossed in the plot It makes you think deep into the various possibilities of existence, and I m falling short of words to describe the author s brilliance here I ll just say this you must read itYou ll have to read the first book The Great and Secret Show , to get to this one But it ll be worth it because the shortcomings of the first book are s Everville is a uniquely wonderful book A metaphysical fantasy that not only stretches the boundaries of your imagination, but also keeps you engrossed in the plot It makes you think deep into the various possibilities of existence, and I m falling short of words to describe the author s brilliance here I ll just say this you must read itYou ll have to read the first book The Great and Secret Show , to get to this one But it ll be worth it because the shortcomings of the first book are seen nowhere in this one The characters are interesting and likeable Yet, when they die, you don t really feel remorseful you just ask what s next Such is the power of the plot that the book doesn t rely on your attachment to its characters to keep you going Book of the Art is an unfinished trilogy The third book might never come out, which is a little sad Nevertheless, Everville held its own story And I m so glad I read this


  6. Sheri Sheri says:

    Everville by Clive Barker was an excellent read Previously, I struggled with Book of the Art 1, The Great and Secret Show, it took me months to get through the first chapter and finish the book I did not have that stall with Everville Mr Barker did such an amazing job with this book, it can stand alone without ever reading Book 1 There are certainly characters from the first book that roll into the second but there are just as many, if not , new characters to get to know and understand Everville by Clive Barker was an excellent read Previously, I struggled with Book of the Art 1, The Great and Secret Show, it took me months to get through the first chapter and finish the book I did not have that stall with Everville Mr Barker did such an amazing job with this book, it can stand alone without ever reading Book 1 There are certainly characters from the first book that roll into the second but there are just as many, if not , new characters to get to know and understand The characters are well defined and easily relatable There are many characters that I felt I knew someone comparable outside of the book The fantasy of Quiddity is beautiful, exotic and intoxicating There are too many parts of the story to define but there is the past story, the present, and the fantasy which is both part fantastic and part wicked Mr Barker creates an alternate world that must be read to be understood and believed The author is an artist at painting the struggle of what it means to be human and our own personal struggles as to the mystery of being human.The Book of the Art Series were intended to be a trilogy Everville was published in 1994 and there has been no indication that the author will write the final episode I m disappointed to not read Book 3 but the first two books do work together very well


  7. Tyler Tyler says:

    I can see why some people might enjoy this book, and the writing was good enough However, I finally gave up when I realized I didn t care about any of the characters, and it was making me depressed I have better things to do with my time.


  8. Kirk Kirk says:

    One of the first books I read outside of school After spending my summers hunting bullfrogs and watching Welcome Back Kotter on Canadian television, this book rocked my world The small town horse blinders I had been wearing since childhood were punched off by a fist forged from LSD and pornographyor something like that I had listened to Cannibal Corpse before reading this book, so I was acquainted with vile concepts This was probably one of the first outlandish and disturbing things I One of the first books I read outside of school After spending my summers hunting bullfrogs and watching Welcome Back Kotter on Canadian television, this book rocked my world The small town horse blinders I had been wearing since childhood were punched off by a fist forged from LSD and pornographyor something like that I had listened to Cannibal Corpse before reading this book, so I was acquainted with vile concepts This was probably one of the first outlandish and disturbing things I was exposed to that had substance, however For me, that s important I didn t read The Great and Secret Show until a few years later, and many of the problems I had with Everville were resolved when I finally did I love both, but Everville was my first, and for that reason I love it


  9. Richard Richard says:

    utterly forgettable follow up to The Great Secret Show utterly forgettable follow up to The Great Secret Show


  10. Squire Squire says:

    Barker s Second Book of the Art is a muddled disappointment but manage to keep my interest.Alternately savage, disgusting and beautiful, Everville never really takes flight It doesn t show any of the lyrical prose of its predecessor untilthan halfway through and it remains disjointed even The Grand Design is revealed in Part VI Most of the characters introduced are unappealing and the ones that return from The Great and Secret Show no longer have their previous interest level In fact, Barker s Second Book of the Art is a muddled disappointment but manage to keep my interest.Alternately savage, disgusting and beautiful, Everville never really takes flight It doesn t show any of the lyrical prose of its predecessor untilthan halfway through and it remains disjointed even The Grand Design is revealed in Part VI Most of the characters introduced are unappealing and the ones that return from The Great and Secret Show no longer have their previous interest level In fact, Barker seemingly brings characters back to to kill them off which doesn t mean anything really, I suppose, since death is a transition to a new existence in the Art Books Still, the story does have it s moments Phoebe s and Joe s coupling in Quiddity, the dream sea, is a standout and a character I had expected to dislike Harry D Amour, based on his appearance in The Scarlet Gospels turned out to be my favorite character of the book.Another of the problems I had was that there didn t seem to be a clear villain in this outing Owen Buddenbaum seemed to be manipulating the events of the book with divine help , but then Kissoon who is muchcompelling a villain returns and appears to be the one in control of the whole affair If this were the middle book of a trilogy, I could understand the confusion being introduced, but since there is no concluding or continuing volume, I am at a loss to really appreciate this novel.This was a 2 1 2 star effort for me But then, on page 343, Barker makes the following statement in a week his defenestration would be an embarrassing memory This word is 1 on my short list of favorite words in the English language I have very little opportunity to use this word in everyday speech and I don t come across the word defenestrate or any conjugates of the word in literature very often , so I must give it special attention For me, it is worth an extra 1 2 star in rating


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