What I'm Reading 8/29/16
Since it's been two years since I've done one of these, let's go over what you're about to read. The first part of this review will be my expectations of the book prior to opening the first page. Then after finishing (or stopping if the book isn't very good) I'll give my brief spoiler free review, and a rating. Simple, read on...
My next book to read is Clive Barker's "Books of Blood Vol 1-3". To date I've only ever read one novel by Barker, "Coldheart Canyon" and I was not impressed. However, I know within these 6 volumes of 'Books of Blood' were the source material for Hellraiser, Candyman, and The Lord of Illusions. I'm not sure where in these 6 volumes they are, but this collection is just the first 3, so we'll see if any of them are in it. I won't let their possible exclusion influence my overall opinion of the book as a whole.
I have high hopes for this book, I've heard good things, liked some of the movies based off these stories, and like the idea of giving Clive Barker another shot through short stories, since my appreciation for Stephen King is largely influenced by his shorts. Perhaps this will translate to Clive Barker as well.