March 9th, 2008

mourning

"Imajica" by Clive Barker

"Imajica" by Clive Barker. I highly recommend it. Lots of modern books lack art, poetry, and beauty. They get the story told and don't care so much for pretty words. Not Imajica. It's gorgeous! Dark in places, too. And it has sex and romance and all kinds of goodies. But it can also be ugly in places, full of atrocities. The good guys have their work cut out for them. (Such an odd phrase, that.)

But it can be funny, too. A lot of the residents of the other realms in the book pick baby names at random out of English dictionaries. There's a character in there named Coaxial Tasko.