Books of Blood are a series of horror fiction collections written by the British author Clive Barker. Dead blood. Vol. 2 PDF are six books in total, each simply subtitled Volume 1 through to Volume 6, and were subsequently re-published in two omnibus editions containing three volumes each.
Prosegue il viaggio di Siro in un’Italia distrutta dall’Apocalisse zombie tra vecchi nemici e nuovi incontri. Parallelamente si snoda il racconto del Primo dei vampiri al tempo di Alessandro Magno. Il secondo numero di Dead Blood è ancora più horror ed action racchiuso nella copertina doppia di Leonardo Colapietro.
Each volume contains four or five stories. 3 omnibus was published with a foreword by Barker’s fellow Liverpudlian horror writer Ramsey Campbell. They were published between 1984 and 1985. With the publication of the first volume, Barker became an overnight sensation and was hailed by Stephen King as “the future of horror”. The book won both the British and World Fantasy Awards. Although undoubtedly horror stories, like most of Barker’s work they mix fantasy themes in as well. The unrelentingly bleak tales invariably take place in a contemporary setting, usually featuring everyday people who become embroiled in terrifying or mysterious events.
For some editions, each book’s cover was illustrated by Clive Barker himself. Eighteen of the stories in the Books of Blood were adapted by Eclipse Books in the comic series Tapping the Vein as well as other titled adaptations. This is the frame story for the entire Books of Blood series. This prologue, along with closing story “On Jerusalem Street” from Volume Six, was adapted into the film Book of Blood, written and directed by John Harrison. After New York office worker Leon Kaufman falls asleep on a late-night subway train, he awakens to discover that the next car over has been turned into an abbatoir where other passengers have been butchered. A film of the same name was released on 1 August 2008. The film differs from the book in a number of ways, most notably with the introduction of additional characters such as Maya, Leon’s girlfriend.
Bradley Cooper and Vinnie Jones star in the film. Jack Polo is a gherkin importer who is haunted by a minor demon called the Yattering. The demon is commanded to haunt Jack by Beelzebub, because one of Jack’s ancestors reneged on a pact made with the demon lord. Unusual for Barker’s early work, this story is unabashedly comic. Barker writing the screenplay from his own story. Former policeman Redman starts working in a borstal, where he uncovers a deadly secret involving a boy named Lacey. Lacey claims that a missing boy named Henessey is not missing, but rather is present in the form of a ghost.