GoodReads Monday – The Great and Secret Show


I stumbled upon a link up to Goodreads Monday, a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners and decided to participate today. I thought this would be a great way to help me share some titles (old and new) that I am excited about and maybe clean out my “To Read” stack a bit.

To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s Page turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick 

The Great and Secret Show (Vol. 1)
By Clive Barker
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN13: 9781600100291
Pages: 136
Genre: Horro/Fantasy Graphic Novels


Collected here in one deluxe edition is the complete 12-part saga that comprises the comic book adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker’s epic journey into the fantastic, The Great and Secret Show. Adapted by Chris Ryall and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, this collection presents the ultimate battle between good and evil that spans many decades and dimensions.

Also featuring complete art galleries by Gabriel Rodriguez and Clive Barker, full issue-by-issue annotations by Ryall and Rodriguez, and more!

I happen to have a copy of:


The Great and Secret Show (Book of the Art)
By Clive Barker
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN13: 9780060933166
Pages: 658
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Horror


Clive Barker’s bestseller Weaveworld astonished readers with his visionary range, establishing him as a master of fabulist literature. Now, with The Great and Secret Show he rises to new heights. In this unforgettable epic he wields the full power and sweep of his talents. “Succinctly put,” says Barker, “it’s about Hollywood, sex and Armageddon.”

Memory, prophecy and fantasy; the past, the future, and the dreaming moment between are all one country living one immortal day. To know that is Wisdom. To use it is the Art.
Armageddon begins with a murder in the Dead Letter Office in Omaha. A lake that has never existed falls from the clouds over Palomo Grove, CA. Young passion blossoms, as the world withers with war. The Great and Secret Show has begun on the stage of the world. Soon the final curtain must fall.

In this, the First Book of the Art, Barker has created a masterpiece of the imagination that explores the uncharted territory within our secret lives and most private hearts. Sprawling, ambitious, triumphantly magical and satisfying, The Great and Secret Show is what the rest of life is all about.

So this week turned into a bit of a double feature of a world that I have yet to explore.Have you read the graphic novels or this collection of books? I happen to own the first book, but have yet to discover the graphic novels. What are some titles on your GoodReads list that you are looking forward to?

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22 thoughts on “GoodReads Monday – The Great and Secret Show

  1. Ohhh! The artist behind the graphic novel is Gabriel Rodríguez! The artist behind the whole Locke & Key series written by Joe Hill! I’ve never heard about this book though, but I’m definitely curious now! I’d definitely give it a shot (or even just the graphic novel to see if it would be my cup of tea). Great pick. 😀

    – Lashaan

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  2. I had no idea Clive Barker wrote anything *other* than horror! I personally don’t read horror (#Nightmares), so I’ve never read his works. Is this more of a dark fantasy? I can read Sandman by Neil Gaiman, but I am always hesitant when I look into darker fantasy graphic novels. Some have certainly left my queasy.

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