"Barker's eye is unblinking; he drags out our terrors from the shadows and forces us to look upon them and despair or laugh with relief."
The Washington Post
"Mixing elements of horror, science fiction and surrealist literature, Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and South American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams."
"Mr. Barker is much more than a genre writer, and his extravagantly unconventional inventions are ingenious refractions of our common quest to experience and understand the mysterious world around us and the mysteries within ourselves."
The New York Times Book Review
"Clive Barker assaults our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether."
Los Angeles Times
"Outstanding ... a powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination."