Weaveworld

Weaveworld

eBook - 2014
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Here is storytelling on a grand scale - the stuff of which a classic is made. Weaveworld begins with a rug - a wondrous, magnificent rug - into which a world has been woven. It is the world of the Seerkind, a people more ancient than man, who possesses raptures - the power to make magic. In the last century they were hunted down by an unspeakable horror known as the Scourge, and, threatened with annihilation, they worked their strongest raptures to weave themselves and their culture into a rug for safekeeping. Since then, the rug has been guarded by human caretakers. The last of the caretakers has just died. Vying for possession of the rug is a spectrum of unforgettable characters: Suzanna, granddaughter of the last caretaker, who feels the pull of the Weaveworld long before she knows the extent of her own powers; Calhoun Mooney, a pigeon-raising clerk who finds the world he's always dreamed of in a fleeting glimpse of the rug; Immacolata, an exiled Seerkind witch intent on destroying her race even if it means calling back the Scourge; and her sidekick, Shadwell, the Salesman, who will sell the Weaveworld to the highest bidder. In the course of the novel the rug is unwoven, and we travel deep into the glorious raptures of the Weaveworld before we witness the final, cataclysmic struggle for its possession. Barker takes us to places where we have seldom been in fiction--places terrifying and miraculous, humorous, and profound. With keen psychological insight and prodigious invention, his trademark graphic vision balanced by a spirit of transcendent promise, Barker explores the darkness and the light, the magical and the monstrous, and celebrates the triumph of the imagination.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Crossroad Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781310564307
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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fionajay
Apr 13, 2020

This is my favourite Clive Barker story. A fantasy of a magic land hidden in a carpet. Complete with some really scary monsters, and gory but nowhere near the buckets of blood in the books of.

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Spankhaus
Aug 31, 2018

I’ve read this before and I found it a really good read. Not a typical Barker book but it stands on its own. It’s good if you like stories about travelling between worlds.

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diananock
Jul 13, 2015

This book is dizzying and brutal, absurd and beautiful. It's also quite hefty, so set aside plenty of time to dig into it.

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darren_hagel
Nov 23, 2009

Ok, not great.

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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

Fey folk known as the Seerkind weave themselves into a magical carpet in order to escape destruction. When the caretaker of the carpet dies, her grand-daughter must protect it from the evil women who are searching for it.

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