The Damnation Game

The Damnation Game

  • Author: Clive Barker
  • Artist: Cataclysm
  • Page Count: 520
  • Pub. Date: January 1, 2018
  • Status: Out of Print

This item is Out of Print and will not be available for purchase again.


The Damnation Game
by Clive Barker

Featuring cover artwork by Æsthetic Cataclysm

About the Book:
There are things worse than death. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist.

Amid the shadow-scarred rubble of World War II, Joseph Whitehead dared to challenge the dark champion of life's ultimate game.

Now a millionaire, locked in a terror-shrouded fortress of his own design, Joseph Whitehead has hell to pay. And no soul is safe from this ravaging fear, the resurrected fury, the unspeakable desire of...

The Damnation Game.

Special Features Exclusive to this Collector's Edition:
• deluxe oversized design with a trim size of 7 inches X 10 inches
• full color cover artwork
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings for both editions
• extremely collectible print run and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!

Published in two states:
• Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Limited Edition of 598 copies signed and hand-numbered, bound in full-cloth, and Smyth sewn with a full-color dust jacket ($100)
• Traycased Oversized Lettered Edition of 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($500)

"A deliciously scary tale...Barker's brilliantly literary work has raised horror to a level of excellence it has rarely reached before."
—Whitley Streiber

"One of the best horror novels in a very long not miss it!"
USA Today

"Original and memorable...engrossing...disturbing...Horror mavens who enjoy violence and harrowing imagery will find plenty of both here. But there is more to The Damnation Game than gore. This story of a supernaturally powerful man who can resurrect the dead probes the many varieties of corruption."
Publishers Weekly

"Remarkably powerful...Barker has created a truly legendary monster. In pure descriptive power there is no one writing horror fiction now who can match him."
The Washington Post

"Wonderful, moving and apocalyptic. Death and damnation hang at the end of every chapter. Barker makes us squirm."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Will fry your eyes off! Keep the lights on."
—Larry King

"A masterly novel...a thrill a minute."
Chicago Sun-Times

"A tour de force of gruesome supernatural horror...startling, hard-hitting, graphic...brilliantly executed."
Fantasy Review

"A horrifying thriller."
The Wall Street Journal

"A gripping tale of hideous evil."
New York Daily News

"Will hold you in its spell. Barker has a keen knack for ripping the skin off every detail and exposing the horrors lurking just below the surface...Captivating and original."
South Herald Tribune

"Shattering...A full scale, hair-raising assault on the imagination."
Anniston Star

"A writer of stunning imagination...With his artist's eye for detail, Barker instills a mythic quality into his vision of hell."
The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

"The most literate and disturbing horror novel I have ever read. This is the place that nightmares are spawned—read it at your own peril, but read it you must!"

"A powerful, thrilling novel that provokes the imagination and raises the blood pressure."
The Orlando Sentinel

"Frightening...Scalpel-clean prose and wild inventiveness."
Kirkus Reviews

"Powerful...original...Barker's horror is elegant enough that one can admire it as a kind of hellish choreography, with the characters all dancing to his phantasmagorical tune."
New York Newsday

Clive Barker is the worldwide bestselling author of the Books of Blood and numerous novels including Imajica, The Great and Secret Show, Sacrament, and Galilee. He also illustrates, writes, directs and produces for the stage and screen. His films include Hellraiser, Hellbound, Nightbreed, and Candyman. Barker lives in Beverly Hills, California.