THe Great and Secret Show

THe Great and Secret Show : The First Book of "the Art"

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In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times bestseller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 40.64mm | 498.95g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harperperennial
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 006093316X
  • 9780060933166
  • 403,453

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"A powerful and fascinating write with a brilliant imagination."-- J.G. Ballard"Barker has an unparalleled talent for envisioning other worlds." -- "Washington Post Book World" "A cross between "Gravity's Rainbow" and J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings, " allusive and mythic, complex and entertaining. Extravagantly metaphorical, wildly symbolic." -- "New York Times" "Rich and absorbing...vivid...incisive and elegant." -- "Time" "[Clive Barker] is a mapmaker of the mind, charting the farthest reaches of the imagination...His ambition and audacity are unparalleled; we know that we are in the presence of a vision that is genuine, unique and lasting." -- "The Washington Times"
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