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By Clive Barker | Comments: ( 750 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

The Mister B of the title is Jakabob Botch, a demon whose ghastly past could make even the most merciless sociopath whimper in sympathy Born in the deepest regions of hell, the spawn of an abusive drunkard and his whorish wife, Jakabob escapes to the world above after suffering fiendish torture Once topside, he lands conveniently in 15th century Mainz, the home of printThe Mister B of the title is Jakabob Botch, a demon whose ghastly past could make even the most merciless sociopath whimper in sympathy Born in the deepest regions of hell, the spawn of an abusive drunkard and his whorish wife, Jakabob escapes to the world above after suffering fiendish torture Once topside, he lands conveniently in 15th century Mainz, the home of printing inventor Johannes Gutenberg However, Mister B isn t interested in merely observing history like any other self respecting diabolical being, he s just searching for a new demonic angle A ghoulishly good fright fest.


  • Title: Mister B. Gone
  • Author: Clive Barker
  • ISBN: 9780007262618
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Clive Barker

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie n e Revill , a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department It was in Liverpool in 1975 that he met his first partner, John Gregson, with whom he lived until 1986 Barker s second long term relationship, with photographer David Armstrong, ended in 2009.In 2003, Clive Barker received The Davidson Valentini Award at the 15th GLAAD Media Awards This award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for any of those communities While Barker is critical of organized religion, he has stated that he is a believer in both God and the afterlife, and that the Bible influences his work.Fans have noticed of late that Barker s voice has become gravelly and coarse He says in a December 2008 online interview that this is due to polyps in his throat which were so severe that a doctor told him he was taking in ten percent of the air he was supposed to have been getting He has had two surgeries to remove them and believes his resultant voice is an improvement over how it was prior to the surgeries He said he did not have cancer and has given up cigars On August 27, 2010, Barker underwent surgery yet again to remove new polyp growths from his throat In early February 2012 Barker fell into a coma after a dentist visit led to blood poisoning Barker remained in a coma for eleven days but eventually came out of it Fans were notified on his Twitter page about some of the experience and that Barker was recovering after the ordeal, but left with many strange visions.Barker is one of the leading authors of contemporary horror fantasy, writing in the horror genre early in his career, mostly in the form of short stories collected in Books of Blood 1 6 , and the Faustian novel The Damnation Game 1985 Later he moved towards modern day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in Weaveworld 1987 , The Great and Secret Show 1989 , the world spanning Imajica 1991 and Sacrament 1996 , bringing in the deeper, richer concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.Barker has a keen interest in movie production, although his films have received mixed receptions He wrote the screenplays for Underworld aka Transmutations 1985 and Rawhead Rex 1986 , both directed by George Pavlou Displeased by how his material was handled, he moved to directing with Hellraiser 1987 , based on his novella The Hellbound Heart His early movies, the shorts The Forbidden and Salome, are experimental art movies with surrealist elements, which have been re released together to moderate critical acclaim After his film Nightbreed Cabal , which was widely considered to be a flop, Barker returned to write and direct Lord of Illusions Barker was an executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters, which received major critical acclaim.Barker is a prolific visual artist working in a variety of media, often illustrating his own books His paintings have been seen first on the covers of his official fan club magazine, Dread, published by Fantaco in the early Nineties, as well on the covers of the collections of his plays, Incarnations 1995 and Forms of Heaven 1996 , as well as on the second printing of the original UK publications of his Books of Blood series.A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in 1993 Based on detailed premises, titles and lead characters he created specifically for this, the four interrelated titles set outside the Marvel universe were Ectokid,



Comments Mister B. Gone

  • Alice Lee

    It was atrocious. I was so excited to find that Clive Barker came out with a new book too, especially what with the fancy packaging. The very juvenile bit of "don't read this, burn this book" repetition got tiresome really fast. His writing was horrible, it's like he didn't even try like he just sat down at a computer after a few drinks and dumped whatever he wanted on it and called it a book. While some points of the book were mildly interesting (I liked the idea of the demon and Quintoon's lov [...]


  • Fabian

    It must take some balls to directly insult & harangue your audience/reader. The demon inside this book (this is LITERAL) goes to the trouble of berating the reader for doing his job, reading; tells him to “Burn this book”—and this has the inverse effect for the reader of course, who simply continues, persists on. The narrator of this confessional (reminds me of that interview with the vampire of once upon a time) recounts the horrors he’s seen, how he got out of hell, how there is a [...]


  • Shovelmonkey1

    This book lured me in with its appealingly gothic cover and a blurb on the back which described it as a terrifying insight into the earthbound battle between good and evil, narrated by the alternatively malignant and seductive voice of a medieval demon.What I was hoping for was a sort of satanic antithesis to CS Lewis' devilish epistle The Screwtape Letters where a senior devil exhorts a junior devil to greater levels of malignant mischief via a series of detailed letters. What I got was less de [...]


  • 11811 (Eleven)

    Clive Barker and Humor must maintain a distance of at least 50 yards in between one another at all times under penalty of writing another crapstack like this one.


  • Twerking To Beethoven

    I'll be quick.1. The "burn this book" bits are annoying. Very annoying, alright.2. There are quite a few funny moments - Jakabob Botch being a sharp-tongued bastard of a demon - such as“Well, you could, I suppose,” I replied, glancing back at the Archbishop as I spoke and giving him a look of aristocratic ill-temper. “Would you be so kind as to lift your hand off my shoulder, your bejewelledness?”3. I've found the first half of the book to be way better than the second. 4. Gutenberg's da [...]


  • Bishop

    I haven't read a Clive Barker book for about 10 years, so I was pretty excited to read this one when I saw it on the shelf. Unfortunately, the book didn't live up to my expectations. I felt that Barker's vision of hell and the demons who populate it was a bit superficial and ill-concieved, leaving the reader with more questions than answers. Jakobok Botch (a minor demon who occupies the pages we read), who begs the reader to kill him by burning the book, ranges infrom a petulant child to a ragin [...]


  • Sadie | sadie_reads_them_all

    DNFOh no! *covers my face with my hands* I'm sorry Clive Barker! This just was the wrong book to start with. Someone on bookstagram listed all the books I *should* read of his and then told me "Mister B. Gone is for the birds."He was rightH.I just can't with this book anymore. Especially when there are countless books I really wanted to read in October. This was a buddy read with my dear friend, Emily. (book.happy) she managed to finish and I believe she rated it 2 stars. If I were to rate, it w [...]


  • Bark

    2 1/2 Mister B Gone starts out with a dire warning (though not dire enough to scare me away unfortunately).Burn this book. Go on. Quickly, while there’s still time! Burn it. Don’t look at another word. Did you hear me? Not. One. More. Word.I wish I’d listened. Not that I advocate burning books but I do savor my free time and I really wasted it here.I had high hopes for this when it began. It’s read by none other than Doug Bradley of Pinhead fame and he has such a lovely accent and manner [...]


  • Thomas

    I liked the simplicity of this novel. It reads more as fairytale than horror, although there are echoes back to the excellent short storyThe Yattering And Jack . I really enjoy the artificial aging of the paper. It adds to the novels device of having the demonic narrator trapped inside the pages, begging you to burn the book. I wish I could take the dust jacket off, remove the copyright page and any mention of title or author, distress the cover until it looks ancient, than plant it in a used bo [...]


  • Maria(Mhemnoch)

    Es el primer libro que leo de C. Barker.En general, me ha gustado bastante la forma en la que está escrito, el prota, pero el final me ha fallado un poco. No por el final en si, si no por la forma de desarrollarlo. Muy precipitado.Otra cosa, que no se si es un fallo o no, es que, pese a algunas descripciones macabra y explícitas, no acababa de inspirarme terror, aunque supongo que eso ya es más algo personal.Por muy malote que se ponga el señor B. no acaba de darme miedo. No se por que se me [...]


  • Brenna

    "Burn this book," insists the narrator of this particular book. Being a demon of some effect, narrator Jakabok Botch demands that the reader cease reading his memoir - or else. You see, the words within go far beyond telling tales of damaging proportion. The words are, in actuality, Jakabok himself, the demon having been trapped within the literal pages since the fifteenth century.Pure gimmickry. The book begins as a somewhat amusing romp through the mind of a "demon." And then the reader is bro [...]


  • Trevor

    I suppose it is tempting to call Mister B. Gone the long-awaited return of Clive Barker to horror, as many are doing (hell, even the inside jacket says so). But, after reading it, I'm not sure that's 100% accurate. Sure, it's about a demon, and has quite a few gruesome moments. But, overall, it's never really terrifying, and its whimisical nature actually has more in common with Barker's more recent fantasy work than with his Books of Blood days, in my opinion. That's not a criticism, though - j [...]


  • Αλίκη

    Κουραστικό βιβλίο, ο Μπάρκερ σου πρήζει το συκώτι λέγοντάς σου να κάψεις το βιβλίο από την πρώτη ως την τελευταία σελίδα! Αν αφαιρούσε κανείς όλες αυτές τις ανούσιες κι εκνευριστικές προτροπές που δεν είχαν σταματημό, θα έμενε μια ιστοριούλα 10 σελίδων για έναν κάποιον δαίμ [...]


  • R.

    Definitely "earns its R", as well as your heart. *There's A Monster at the End of this Book, 'cept it's This Book is a Bound Demon.*Is "Clive Barker" a pseudonym for Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman? Seriously, though, I'm getting a Good Omens vibe, here. Perhaps it will become movie directed by Terry Gilliam, featuring the work of Jim Henson's, uh, people. *The demon-catchers scene was tedious. For me, at least. I suppose a bunch of idiots unable to get their shit together to contain one, small [...]


  • Derek

    "There are no words--how can there be?--to describe what it feels like to become words, to feel your life encoded, and laid out in black ink on white paper. All my love and loss and hatred, melted into words. [] This book, unlike any other from Gutenberg's press or from the countless presses that have followed after it, is one of a kind. As I am both in the ink and in the paper, its pages are protean."Its pages are protean? I like the sound of that. I think that best describes Clive Barker's wri [...]


  • Alex Telander

    MISTER B. GONE BY CLIVER BARKER: The moment you pick up this book, you know you’re in for a treat. It’s small and compact, inviting, around 200 pages long. On the front black cover is the title in Gothic type: Mister B. Gone, with Clive Barker carved in rough letters beneath. Between the two lines is a strange pictograph making one curious and interested. On the back is the same symbol and not another word. Turn the cover and there is a strange marble page design, which kind of looks like a [...]


  • Andres Garzon

    Creo que nunca me habían insultado tanto como lo hizo el Demonio que está atrapado en este libro. :vBueno al inicio me estaba pareciendo una historia muy normal, no me ''asustó'' en ningún momento pero el libro logra despertar otros sentimientos en el lector. Al menos en mi caso en algunos puntos de la historia llegue a sentir compasión por Jakabok Botch y ganas por querer quemar el libro (cosa que nos pide hacer desde la primera pagina), incluso al final con su ultima peticion tambien logr [...]


  • Mark R.

    "Mister B. Gone" is rather unique in that it goes beyond the normal first person narrative, stating clearly that not only is Mr. B the story-teller, he is actually the book itself. Mr B (also known as Jakobak Botch) is a minor demon who tells a tale of coming up from Hell and dealing with humans, angels, and other demons on Earth. Most of the story takes place in the 14th and 15th centuries, leading to the town of Maize, where heavenly and demonic forces are focused on the new invention of Germa [...]


  • Maite Gil

    Pues no me ha gustado el libro. No es un libro de terror y eso era lo que esperaba. El principio del libro consigue que sienta pena por el demonio, así que para cuando el autor te empieza a relatar los actos atroces que come el señor B. no siento el miedo o el rechazo que debería sentir. Tampoco me ha gustado el final. Lo he encontrado todo demasiado rápido.**Reseña completa en el blog**


  • Jorge Soto

    Después de haber terminado este libro siento un deber moral de quemar este libro o pasárselo a alguien. Compasión.Un relato bastante entretenido y muy corto, con una narración muy interesante, un demonio hablando a través del libro, que idea tan original.A través de las páginas el Sr. B nos cuenta cómo a sido su vida desde que fue extraído desde las parte más profunda del infierno hasta como termina encerrado en las páginas.Si bien el libro está catalogada dentro del género del terr [...]


  • Alondra

    I knew when I first started reading this book that it would probably not get any more than 3 stars. I really did try and give it a shot, but I just couldn't get into it. There were good moments when it seemed like an actual storyline would pop up; but that didn't seem to happen. Maybe I just don't get it. I understand that this is a demons memories and he is trying to get the reader to burn the book that he was 'banished' to, but .It just tells some of his dastardly deeds, who he kills along the [...]


  • Jules

    Clive Barker is my favourite author, because he's been taking my mind to places I didn't think possible, since I was ten years old!!! I'd love to re-read many of his books. I was so excited about the release of this book. The way it was written was so intriguing. Unfortunately, this book didn't torment my soul or traumatise me as much as I was expecting, leaving me a little disappointed with it. It seemed somewhat tame in comparison to many of the other books Clive Barker has written.


  • James Millen

    I am a huge Clive Barker fan, and this is the first book of his I've been dissapointed by.There is no hint of the depth of imagination found in books such as Imagica or The Great and Secret Show, or really any of the charming fantasy found in his Abarat series.I attribute this to the fact that he's been working on the Abarat series for so long, it's suitable for kids as well as adults and has a hefty Disney backing, that he realised he needed to release a patented Clive Barker style "adult" book [...]


  • T.E. Grau

    A quick little dessert of a book, with decent taste and texture and gooeyness, yet with very little to bog one down.It took a bit for me to warm to it, as it seemed a tad contrived from the start. But once I found the rhythm, it started to hum. I did like Barker's take on the war between the Heavenly Host and the Fallen, the way they went about it, and the reasons, especially as it pertained to one of the most important and powerful human inventions in history. I also appreciated the injection o [...]


  • Joey

    Why all the hate for this book? It's the best Clive Barker book that I've ever read. Jakabob asking me to burn the book repeatedly after every 10 pages or so got somewhat old and the last 50 pages got a little boring but the rest of the story more than made up for it. Otherwise I would have given it a 6 star rating. It was a delightfully evil book that I'm glad I didn't burn after the first page as I was asked to do so again and again and again. And as Jakabob Botch has asked me, I would like to [...]


  • Eva

    Bueno, no está del todo mal. El estilo de narración me ha parecido muy curioso, nunca había leído nada que se me dirigiera tan directamente a mi y me ha gustado mucho. Respecto a la historia La verdad es que es bastante mediocre, es como si hubiera dejado el libro a medias o lo escribiera deprisa y corriendo.


  • Alan Baxter

    A quirky and superbly done little play on the very nature of books, with a few moments of Barker's sheer brilliance shining through.


  • Jasmine

    listen to the narrator BURN THIS BOOK!I don't believe I was ever insulted or threatened this much my entire life, and I live in a war-zone!!!


  • Maciek

    I really wanted to burn it, but the package is just too neat.


  • Will

    There are a lot of mixed reviews about this book, and after reading it, I have no idea why anyone would give this book less than 4 star! Clive has created something that's really unique. A book that literally talks to you.We are introduced to Jakabok Botch from the first 3 words, "Burn this book.". From there, we are told the story of Jakabok and some of his events here on Earth. Which are full of horror, gore and torment. This has the perfect balance of Jakabok's tale and the direct interaction [...]


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