Is it worth reading Clive Barker?

I'm a huge fan of Stephen King, who is fairly graphic in his writing. I heard that Clive Barker is disturbing also, and I wondered what his style of writing is like compared to Stephen King, if I should begin reading Barker's books and if anyone has any recommendations of where to start?

3 Answers

  • Bekki
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    Clive Barker is pretty graphic and disturbing, even more than Stephen King, in my opinion. I don't think he's as strong a writer, but if you're looking for a simple gore fest, Barker's your guy. The Books of Blood are a good place to start.

  • gwynes
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes, his books are totally worth reading. I recommend starting with the Books of Blood short story collections or the novella The Hellbound Heart (Filmed as Hellraiser).

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