Abarat: Assoluta mezzanotte

Abarat: Assoluta mezzanotte

Clive Barker Beatrice Masini / Jan 26, 2020

Abarat Assoluta mezzanotte Un nuovo capitolo del viaggio epico di Candy Quackenbush nel mondo fantastico e feroce di Abarat un arcipelago dove ogni isola un ora di un giorno eterno teatro di una lotta senza tregua tra il buio

  • Title: Abarat: Assoluta mezzanotte
  • Author: Clive Barker Beatrice Masini
  • ISBN: 9788817070607
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Un nuovo capitolo del viaggio epico di Candy Quackenbush nel mondo fantastico e feroce di Abarat un arcipelago dove ogni isola un ora di un giorno, eterno teatro di una lotta senza tregua tra il buio e la luce Ad accompagnarla la sua improbabile banda di amici abaratiani il rattopardo Malingo, i litigiosi Fratelli John, Tom Due Alluci, Geneva Altri ancora se ne aggiuUn nuovo capitolo del viaggio epico di Candy Quackenbush nel mondo fantastico e feroce di Abarat un arcipelago dove ogni isola un ora di un giorno, eterno teatro di una lotta senza tregua tra il buio e la luce Ad accompagnarla la sua improbabile banda di amici abaratiani il rattopardo Malingo, i litigiosi Fratelli John, Tom Due Alluci, Geneva Altri ancora se ne aggiungeranno lungo il cammino tra loro Gazza, forse destinato a diventare pi di un amico Arcani presagi spingono Candy a solcare le acque del Mar d Izabella tutto intorno affiorano segni che preannunciano tempesta Mater Motley ossessionata dalla folle ambizione di diventare Imperatrice delle Isole e per raggiungere il suo scopo sferra un attacco semplice quanto diabolico oscura i cieli, coprendo soli, lune e stelle, e stana dagli angoli pi remoti dell arcipelago mostruosi alleati disposti a combattere la sua battaglia Implacabili tenebre calano su Abarat l Assoluta Mezzanotte ha inizio.

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      • Clive Barker Beatrice Masini

        Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie n e Revill , a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department It was in Liverpool in 1975 that he met his first partner, John Gregson, with whom he lived until 1986 Barker s second long term relationship, with photographer David Armstrong, ended in 2009.In 2003, Clive Barker received The Davidson Valentini Award at the 15th GLAAD Media Awards This award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for any of those communities While Barker is critical of organized religion, he has stated that he is a believer in both God and the afterlife, and that the Bible influences his work.Fans have noticed of late that Barker s voice has become gravelly and coarse He says in a December 2008 online interview that this is due to polyps in his throat which were so severe that a doctor told him he was taking in ten percent of the air he was supposed to have been getting He has had two surgeries to remove them and believes his resultant voice is an improvement over how it was prior to the surgeries He said he did not have cancer and has given up cigars On August 27, 2010, Barker underwent surgery yet again to remove new polyp growths from his throat In early February 2012 Barker fell into a coma after a dentist visit led to blood poisoning Barker remained in a coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it Fans were notified on his Twitter page about some of the experience and that Barker was recovering after the ordeal, but left with many strange visions.Barker is one of the leading authors of contemporary horror fantasy, writing in the horror genre early in his career, mostly in the form of short stories collected in Books of Blood 1 6 , and the Faustian novel The Damnation Game 1985 Later he moved towards modern day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in Weaveworld 1987 , The Great and Secret Show 1989 , the world spanning Imajica 1991 and Sacrament 1996 , bringing in the deeper, richer concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received mixed receptions He wrote the screenplays for Underworld aka Transmutations 1985 and Rawhead Rex 1986 , both directed by George Pavlou Displeased by how his material was handled, he moved to directing with Hellraiser 1987 , based on his novella The Hellbound Heart His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re released together to moderate critical acclaim After his film Nightbreed Cabal , which was widely considered to be a flop, Barker returned to write and direct Lord of Illusions Barker was an executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters, which received major critical acclaim.Barker is a prolific visual artist working in a variety of media, often illustrating his own books His paintings have been seen first on the covers of his official fan club magazine, Dread, published by Fantaco in the early Nineties, as well on the covers of the collections of his plays, Incarnations 1995 and Forms of Heaven 1996 , as well as on the second printing of the original UK publications of his Books of Blood series.A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in 1993 Based on detailed premises, titles and lead characters he created specifically for this, the four interrelated titles set outside the Marvel universe were Ectokid,


    1. I have to admit that I came into this with extremely high expectations. Yes, the Abarat books are still some of my favorite YA fantasy novels, but I was seriously let down by Absolute Midnight.I had several MAJOR problems with Book Three:First and foremost, Princess Boa, whose soul was living inside Candy Quackenbush's head for 16 years, is suddenly evil incarnate. Where the fuck did that come from? Did I miss Abarat 2.5, wherein Clive Barker does most of the groundwork for Absolute Midnight? We [...]

    2. Well.Huh.Okay. So I'm used to disappointment. It happens. And it's very easy to be hurt by something that you've been waiting for for . I could look up the exact amount of time between the last book and this one, but I don't feel like it. Five years? Seven? Three? Enough that hope and expectation became so inflated that it would be almost impossible for this book to live up to it.So, apparently, Clive Barker didn't even try.It's not the same world. It’s not the same mood or tone. No: it doesn' [...]

    3. I can't tell you how painful it is to give this book only 3 stars. I love the previous books in the series, but after waiting SEVEN YEARS for this one, I'm disappointed. The plot is ok, the developments fine, but it doesn't really feel like that much happened, especially considering the relative length of this book. Plus, there's one story in the first half regarding one villain, that then TOTALLY disappears for the rest of the book while a second plot and villain take over. I'll admit that I'm [...]

    4. After seven years of anticipation, I wish I could say it was completely worth the wait. From cover to cover, the book was not that impressive. Of course there was the same stylish string of inconsistencies throughout this book as there has been for the last two, as expected, but this time, it was as if each chapter, instead of adding to the existing chronology, lost it altogether and forced an entirely new one. There is no flow to any of the chapters, as if they had been written occasionally on [...]

    5. Either my memory of the first two books is really faulty, or my personality changed, or Barker's writing did, or something. I remember really liking Abarat, and thinking the second one was not as great but still good. For sure I don't remember them having this weird misogyny, or religious elements. And while I remember the whole setting being pretty crazy (in a good way) I don't remember the characters' behavior not making sense. I'm thinking particularly of the section with the witch on the isl [...]

    6. I was very disappointed with this book. I loved the first two, and I was very excited to read this one, but it just did not hold my interest. If it were not for the fact that I am curious to see what happens to Candy and all her friends from the previous books, I would have stopped reading it about half-way through.I have three major issues with this book. The first is that it was hard for me to relate to Candy. I think that in the first two books, she was still somewhat connected with the Herea [...]

    7. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I have been waiting for this book FOR. EVER. Will be putting this on the "to purchase" list since I own the first two, and they are gorgeous! *********I waffled on 3 and 4 stars for what I consider the final book in the Abarat series. This was a good solid conclusion as far as I am concerned, though the end of the book seems to indicate there are more to follow. Not sure I feel the need to pursue the further adventures of Candy and her band of friends and warriors. Beautifu [...]

    8. Oh, I was so very disappointed in this effort, #3 of the Abarat series. I love the first two offerings, but this was so lacking in continuity and adequate or logical characterization (both in new characters and ones we thought we knew) that I came close to setting it aside before I finished it. It is hard to go into greater detail without giving away spoilers, but needless to say I'm hoping that numbers 4 & 5 both come sooner than this did and also return to the quality of the charming and q [...]

    9. Why, it's like listening to a child unwind the very innards of his imagination into the willing ear he's been waiting for. I had an on-going internal battle while reading over weather I liked being pelted with so much CONTENT. The layers upon layers of unspeakably catastrophic events I found a tad over-dramatic at timesd then downright ridiculous!! It felt like being soaked in endless color of the strange, stranger, and grotesque in order to distract from his worst nightmare: stillness. I wish i [...]

    10. After the first two books, I found this one slightly disappointing. The art so beautifully strewn through out the first two now appears disorganized. Pictures would appear two pages before the scene/item/character the described appeared, and sometimes the pictures would have no relevance what so ever to what was going on. And then, Candy fell in love! Now, don't get me wrong. I believe that love at first sight can happen, especially in books. But Candy isn't a Bella Swan, and even love at first [...]

    11. (Originally posted @ CSI:Librarian.)As overjoyed I was to finally get a chance to read this, I was also incredibly apprehensive. On one hand, darkness taking over is something Barker does well. On the other, I wasn't sure really what could possibly happen to Candy or Abarat to warrant three more books. Happily, re-reading the first two books assuaged most of my fears and Absolute Midnight itself was more than worth the wait.Wow. I am still reeling from the emotions, the darkness, the characters, [...]

    12. I think Clive Barker must have been the sort of child who spent hours building castles. Sand, Legos, blocks, whatever. I can see him adding tower upon tower, with dozens of little architectural intricacies. At last, his work completed, he would step back to survey the whole for a moment. And with a triumphant gleam of pleasure in his eyehe would knock the whole thing over.That's what reading this book feels like.True, the title doesn't exactly promise sunshine and roses. And yes, one look at Bar [...]

    13. The long awaited third in this wonderful series absolutely repays fans' patience. Barker does something that I'm not sure I've ever noticed a YA series do, and that is to grow in complexity as the original readers grow in age. The first book was a fun imaginative whimsical ride through the land of Abarat. The second continued the fantastic journey of Candy Quackenbush, but the storm clouds of war begin rolling in and the tone becomes much darker. Now with the third installment, Barker's writing [...]

    14. Love this series! Seven years is a long time to waitbut it was worth it!And I hope all you fans will check out our new trailer for this third installment: you can watch it at bit/p3q2Wd. Enjoy!Michelle @ Dog Ear Creative

    15. I've been waiting for this book for a very long time, and it makes me sad to see that it's been (yet again) pushed back. I'm not sure how much longer I can wait! I want it NOW!!

    16. Utter garbage. HUGE disappointment in ending the series. I would rather have not had an ending at all for the series, for how poorly this one was written.

    17. Amazingly different, this series has kept my on my toes, and I love the world he has built. The pictures have just added do much to my enjoyment of the book.

    18. From page one to the final page, the third book in this trilogy has sent me on a breathless and exhilarating journey. The build up to Mator Motley and Candy’s finally battle was breath taking in every way. Clive Barker I NEED book four finishing please! Superb!

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - a colorful world with imaginative characters and a well-developed plot with many twists and turns.

    20. 4¼ starsUnlike many of you, I didn't have to wait 7 years to read this book, for I first heard of this series a couple of months ago. I read the three books back to back, and now I cannot wait for book 4 which is called The Price of Dreams. I prefer reading paperbacks. However, since there are no paintings in them, I will definitely buy the last 2 books in hardcovers (anyway, I wouldn't be able to wait for the paperbacks to come out :P )I love the pacing of the story and Barker's transitions be [...]

    21. Like many, I've been (im)patiently waiting seven years for the third installment of Clive Barker's Abarat series to be delivered into my waiting arms. This Saturday, I finally had it in my hands! A day or two of reading later, and I'd devoured every chapter. So how was it?In a nutshell, I think Absolute Midnight suffers from Middle Child Syndrome - a necessity to the plot, but doomed to be largely overshadowed by its siblings. The first book was whimsical and dreamy, bursting with vibrant charac [...]

    22. Abarat has some things going for it. First - it is wonderful to see Barker take another stab at Fantasy. His imagination is beyond compare and it is aways stunning to see the stuff that his mind creates. The man's brain just doesn't work like other people's brains.Second - the artwork is amazing. It really sets the tone and mood for the story. Interestingly, the pictures in this volume are a bit more, impressionist? A lot more mood/tone setting pictures as opposed to portraits of charcters.Sadly [...]

    23. Oh Clive, what happened? There were parts of this book that were wonderful and in full spirit of the first two installments. But most of it was just. too. much. There's Christopher Carrion, the foulest most hateful being that has ever existed. But then wait, here is is grandmother, who is fouler and more evil still. But hold on, now there's the Requiax who are even worse, but then the Eight Families who are worse than that, but now there's these other beings that are even worse. ENOUGH! You can' [...]

    24. Honestly, when I got to the end of this, I was 500 pages past my patience for Clive Barker's writing. The inconsistent dialogue drove me nuts. One minute it was high and mighty, the next extra-colloquial. And if I ever read the phrase "Lordy-Lou" again, I will snap. Barker is not a good writer, but I've known that for a while. What really got me this time was that the story was inconsistent. One minute Mater Motley is the most powerful being in the world, the next she's caught off-guard by somet [...]

    25. This is the third book of what I understand to be eventually a five-book series. I read the last one six years ago and was looking forward to getting back into the world of the Abarat. Candy Quackenbush, the young teen from Chickentown USA, has a powerful enemy in Mater Motley, the grandmother to Christopher Carrion. Mater Motley has apocalyptic plans for the twenty-five islands of the Abarat archipelago. I enjoyed the story and rich imagination behind it, but I did like the first two books bett [...]

    26. I've always loved this series for the fantastic and grotesque creatures and the amazing oil paintings that help to bring everything to life. I've no doubt that Clive Barker's imagination is endless and that was still apparent with this volume, however, towards the end I found the plot dragging a bit and I became confused with the concepts that were being presented. I can imagine that it's difficult to author large-scale war in a fantasy novel, especially from so many viewpoints, but I found that [...]

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