Thanks, Clive Barker

I finished Meg Abbot’s BURY ME DEEP and really enjoyed it. Great period piece crime story. But I needed something different. Something less targeted. Maybe bigger in scope.

Years back, on Prisoners of Gravity, I saw Clive Barker talking about how different his books were from each other. And that this was on purpose. THE THIEF OF ALWAYS was written in short, tight chapters to create a specific rhythm and impact. IMAJICA was written out of a love for digression.

I’d not read many novels who champion digression, so grabbed my copy of IMAJICA and started in. And it’s great. I just hope I can roll with it for so many pages (I tend to enjoy shorter novels and IMAJICA is one big-ass book). But so far, we’re off to the races.

Thanks, Clive. Can’t find that POG episode, so here’s one where you discuss the nature of FEAR!



About ridlerville

Jason S. Ridler is a historian, writer, and improv actor. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and has published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. He also writes the column FXXK WRITING! for Flash Fiction Online. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Richmond, CA. Visit him on Facebook at
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