[Clive Barker] ¼ Imajica [histoire médiévale PDF] Ebook Epub Download Õ Oubliez tout ce que vous avez pu lire ou voir, et pr parez vous au plus extraordinaire des voyages Des personnages complexes et attachants, des d cors vous couper le souffle, une intrigue d boussolante, une imagination d bordante et surprenante, le tout cont en une prose riche et enivrante Un chef d oeuvre incontournable du fantastique A lire, et surtout, relire How would you react if you discovered that almost everything you thought you knew about yourself was a lie This is one of the many questions that Clive Barker asks in the multi layered, richly imaginative world of Imajica.
This was my favorite book during my formative years as a teen and in my early 20s I ve just read it against for the first time in almost 20 years, and it s even better than I remembered.
The Imajica is made up of five dominions Earth is the fifth, and it s unreconciled from the rest of the dominions This is a rift that s existed for thousands of years, and every Maestro throughout history has strived to work together to bring about the reconciliation Unfortunately, this magical ritual can only be performed once every 200 years, and every previous attempt as backfired.
Now, a couple of unwitting people Gentle and Judith will be p
I bought this book in 1994 when I made a port call in PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND with the US NAVY carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON I wanted a book that might take me a month to read while I was on deployment.
Unfortunately, this huge book only lasted about a week because i couldn t put it down This was a great mental exercise to try to keep up with the great story.
Since the time I first read, and still have, this book, i have amazed myself by rereading it at least once a year and everytime it is like the first time I get sucked in and can t put it down.
Imajica is the most original fantasy I ve read in a long time The worlds of the Imajica are different than any I ve encountered Yes, there are some large cities, and there are holy men, and both tribal and farming communities However, the native races of these worlds are unique, as are the gods.
At the center of the story is Gentle, an artist and playboy who, when not living off one rich girlfriend or another, makes his money creating paintings that get attributed to famous artists of the past Gentle remembers only about ten years of his life and rarely questions this.
Events begin to conspire to take Gentle away from Earth, known as the Fifth Dominion, through the other dominions and to astonishing discoveries that impact the fate of the entire Imajica, Earth and its sister worlds.
I will give nothing away, as every new wrinkle in the story presents new surprises and often delights Y This classic tale of love both unrequited and unreturned has been reinvented by an author better known for his chilling tours into the nightmare territories of demons But truly horror is just barely scratching the surface of what Clive Barker has to offer His artistry is far flung into the realms of magic, love, torment, love, desire, love and hate Humanity is a rich tapestry filled with beauty and corruption Clive Barker peels back the corner of the mask and exposes the underlying monster or angel Imajica is filled with light and dark, beauty and rot I have never tired of traveling there.
I finally finished the book cover to cover after starting and re starting it multiple times over the last few years I am generally a Clive Barker fan For instance, The Great and Secret Show is one of my favorite books of all time For me, one of the things to overcome in Imajica, and one of the reasons that I had so many false starts on the book, is that the main protagonist is fairly seriously flawed i.
e actually human but that also made it difficult for me to develop a sense of empathy for he or the other female protagonist Once I let go of worrying about the morality and ethics of the two main characters, things got better The writing is colorful and descriptive, constructing worlds that are believable and interesting The fact that there is no clear, bright line of good and evil can be a little off putting, but in t