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Abarat with Bonus Material
Abarat with Bonus Material | Clive Barker
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Discover the magical and illuminating world of Clive Barkers bestselling Abarat. This ebook also includes excerpts from the sequel, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War, and the long-anticipated third installment: Abarat: Absolute Midnight. It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away. Where? To the Abarat: a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day, from The Great Head that sits in the mysterious twilight waters of Eight in the Evening, to the sunlit wonders of Three in the Afternoon, where dragons roam, to the dark terrors of Gorgossium, the island of Midnight, ruled over by the Prince of Midnight himself, Christopher Carrion. Candy has a place in this extraordinary world: She is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heart. Forces older than Time itself, and more evil than anything Candy has ever encountered.
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IndyHannaJones
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More people need to read the Abarat books. The artwork is painfully beautiful.

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madamereadsalot1
Abarat | Clive Barker
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 2
@vivastory @Kayla.Adriena

Tagging @gradcat bc I know you love to be tagged and I don't recall if I've seen you post these yet! Just in case you haven't, 7 days of favorite covers without any explanation. 😘

vivastory Excellent choice 👍 I haven't read Barker in years, should remedy this 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I chose this cover too! 🤘 4mo
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory if you haven't read this series yet, you definitely should! 4mo
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madamereadsalot1 @GrilledCheeseSamurai you have excellent taste too! 😆 4mo
gradcat I have been tagged, but I thank you very much because you‘re RIGHT—I love to be tagged!! ♥️ I really love your cover choice today—it‘s beautiful—I haven‘t read the book, though...I‘m assuming you liked it? 🥰 4mo
madamereadsalot1 @gradcat it's the first book in a YA trilogy. They're really wonderful and smartly written. Barker has some of the most beautiful writing ever! And the weirdest brain.... 4mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Abarat | Clive Barker
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

@Sweetkokoro would you like to play?

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation. Tag someone new each day to play along.

Thx for the tag @robinb ❤️

Leftcoastzen Wow ,some of those Barker covers are amazing! 4mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻💜😍 4mo
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alexa_d
Abarat | Clive Barker
Mehso-so

I'm not someone who usually intentionally #DNF's books, but I'm doing it now. This is just one of those MG/YA books that doesn't appeal to me as an adult. The writing is good, but the story isn't offering me anything I haven't gotten from other books over the years. I'm giving it a So-So instead of a Bail because this mostly an audience mismatch, but figure even a well-read teen could have the same issues, so it still feels fair to rate it at all.

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alexa_d
Abarat | Clive Barker
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The Abarat #audiobook is super frustrating, track breaks have no relation to chapter breaks whatsoever. Is this just the #cloudLibrary version or is the audiobook just like that?

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alexa_d
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Hoping lightning will strike twice on the whole "books I've owned for half my life without reading yet" score ?

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writerlibrarian
Abarat | Clive Barker
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1️⃣ Mystery historical, paranormal or modern; Romance historical or contemporary; non-fiction art history
2️⃣ Biographies
3️⃣ Horror and New Adult
4️⃣ Historical romance
5️⃣ More an author than the genre Clive Barker's Abarat
6️⃣ Da Vinci Code
7️⃣ @tournevis @gradcat

tournevis 😘😘😘😘 9mo
writerlibrarian @tournevis pas nécessaire de faire le questionnaire c'est plus un ? 9mo
gradcat @writerlibrarian Merci, mon amie...est-il trop tard pour faire le questionnaire? Tant pis, c‘est la vie. 👋😂🥰 9mo
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ruskigurl16
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Mehso-so

I know this is fantasy, and I know this is young adult. This gives the author free reign to create a fictional world and incredibly unique characters. But, honestly, some sections of this book read like someone having fun stringing words together. There is a story. There is a world. And there is substance. But some of it is just a little too much. Anyone else feel this way? #whatdidIjustread #newdimension #fantasy #mixedemotions 🤔😱

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ruskigurl16
Abarat | Clive Barker
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We went to the park for a walk and it always makes me smile when I see one of these. 😊❤️
Tagged is the book I am currently reading. And all I can say so far is that it has been a long time that I have read something so creatively weird and out of the ordinary. #littlefreelibrary #naturewalk #currentlyreading #extraordinary

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madamereadsalot1
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#tarottakeover #death Clive Barker always writes novels where broad sweeping changes occur. Some good, some bad. But Miss Candy Quackenbush from Chickentown, Minnesota has her entire life flipped upside down when she discovers Abarat and is reborn into someone much braver and with a far bigger purpose than she would have ever expected. This is one of the most magical, beautiful storybooks ever.
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Scott_BookInvasion
Abarat | Clive Barker
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#thriftstorebookhaul !! I scoured around for the third one but didn‘t find it 😩
Hardcover on the left. Hefty paperback on the right.

MStew Major score!!👌 1y
IndyHannaJones I just found the third one in our used book store! 1y
Puredragonstar I just want this series to have an ending 💔 I‘ve been waiting since I was 16 and I‘m now 30... 😞 1y
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magicalshelves
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Underrated book appreciation post! Abarat has always been one of my favorite series and not many people that I‘ve talked to have read it or even heard of it. All of the books are feature painting by the author and the world is so amazing! I wish more people could appreciate this series. What is a series you wish more people knew of?

#underratedbooks #underrated #mustreads #illustratedbooks

Scott_BookInvasion I‘ve heard a lot of good things about this. I don‘t read many series books that aren‘t comical/humorous - Magic 2.0 by Scott Meyer, Space Team by Barry J Hutchinson, Critical Failures by Robert Bevan 1y
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madamereadsalot1
Abarat | Clive Barker
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#readingresolutions day 10 #endpages @jess7

"Perhaps a wiser eye than hers would be able to read tomorrow in tonight's stars, but where was the fun in that? It was better not to know. Better to be alive in the Here and the Now--in this bright, laughing moment--and let the Hours to come take care of themselves."

I'm a day late! Abarat has some of the best illustrations and an amazing story. Clive Barker does YA almost better than anyone else!

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mcipher
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My flight got delayed from 9:20 pm to 2:00 am (luckily before we left for the airport!) Getting close to boarding time, finally.... I‘m exhausted!

CouronneDhiver Safe journey! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Sucks things got delayed, but hope your travels go smoothly from here on out. 2y
Texreader Yikes! That‘s a wicked flight time! 2y
Reviewsbylola That‘s rough!! Have a safe flight. 2y
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mcipher
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Beach this evening with my mom and sisters- we swam and then laid out in a row with our books. And later had ice cream, of course. It‘s my baby sister‘s 30th birthday today!

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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hissingpotatoes
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Mehso-so

3/5 ⭐ Really enjoyed the worldbuilding & fantastical elements. (I don't think there's a more delightful place name than Yebba Dim Day. 😄) Probably would have liked it even better when I was younger. Prose presented events & creatures in a beautiful and engaging way. However, there's not much dimension to the characters or plot beyond the interesting world, so I won't be continuing the series. Thanks @briary for the #projectTBR rec! #projectnew

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hissingpotatoes
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Settling in for the night with my book and one of my favorite recipes: coconut curry lentils on naan. #projectnew #projectTBR #food

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hissingpotatoes
Abarat | Clive Barker
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"For some reason, the doodles that she had drawn in her workbook came back into her mind. Only this time, instead of being black lines on gray, recycled paper, they were bright in her mind; very bright. And all kinds of colors, the way the sun appeared in your mind if you looked at it for a moment and then closed your eyes. Dozens of little suns: green and red and gold; then colors, too, that you couldn't even name.

#projectnew #projectTBR

hissingpotatoes That was the way the lines looked in Candy's mind's eye.

And they were moving. The wavy lines were rolling across the darkness inside her skull, rolling and breaking, the brilliant colors bursting into arabesques of white and silver."

This entire scene was written so well it was like I was watching a movie. I could sense the heartbeat-metronome getting louder over the thematic contrast between Candy's thoughts and the reality of the classroom as she blooms into color alongside the lines in her mind. So, so good.

I didn't realize I had an ARC of Abarat (have no recollection where or when I got it). I don't like reading ARCs because I feel compelled to read the final version, and I don't have time or inclination to reread books that may or may not be 90% the same. I prefer to experience the final version. So I'm reading a library ebook copy and following the illustrations in the ARC as I go.
2y
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MrBook
Abarat | Clive Barker
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After a few minutes, I had to replace two of the books on the #WorldFolktalesAndFables display. These two were up next! Hopefully, it's a very popular display 🤞🏻🤞🏻. #LitsyLovesLibraries

DivineDiana A good indication that it is! 😉👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
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magicalshelves
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The world of Abarat is very dreamlike. I feel like not many people have heard of this series. It is incredible, similar to Alice in Wonderland in which the main character is transported to an unbelievable world. The books also feature artwork created by the author.

#noteworthynovember #dreams #abarat #clivebarker #recommendation

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"Three is the number of those who do holy work;

Two is the number of those who do lover's work;

One is the number of those who do perfect evil

Or perfect good."

#currentread

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writerlibrarian
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Cliffhangers... I'd rather jump off a cliff than read or suggest series that are not completed again. Two names : Michel Folco and Clive Barker. Both wrote amazing first books that ended with a to be continued. One took 6 years of going no it's not published yet ad nauseam to patrons. One is not even now completed in French. Dante's Hell for cliffhangers. George R R Martin who? #maybookflowers #cliffhangers

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Jamesmelvinmitchell
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Pickpick

The mental visuals in this book are awesome. I enjoyed the book, the characters and the plot and of course Mr. Barker's imagination. Thinking of how great it would be to go on vacation there.

Laalaleighh 📚 3y
Roebbe And how great it would be to read the next book! 😬 3y
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Jamesmelvinmitchell
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Not sure if any of you have read this, I'm starting it next and just wondered if it was something you enjoyed.

ClairesReads Yes! I read this about ten years ago- very odd but very interrssting 3y
Laura317 I never have even heard of it, but the illustration you posted is beautiful and whimsical. 3y
lilycobalt I read the first two books and was fascinated. 3y
Fortifiedbybooks I read it year's ago and loved it! 3y
Jamesmelvinmitchell @ClairesReads @Laura317 @lilycobalt @Fortifiedbybooks thank to you all for the comments. I think I will enjoy it. 3y
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TheatreSpaz
Abarat | Clive Barker
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"The Division of the Hours"

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TheatreSpaz
Abarat | Clive Barker
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A little fantasy is the, perfect way to start the day.

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pppooraikul
Abarat | Clive Barker
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John Mischief and his seven brothers win the title of my #bestcharactername. What are the names? John Fillet, John Sallow, John Moot, John Drowze, John Pluckitt, John Serpent and John Slop. So I simply call them the Johns. 😉 That's Abarat for you. #booktober

Broke_Girl_Reads I've always thought Mendelssohn Shape is an incredible villain name too! 3y
pppooraikul @Broke_Girl_Reads Couldn't agree more! 😁 3y
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TheatreSpaz
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Reading by candlelight due to the hurricane. Well, REreading, but this is a story with a few extra looks.

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

Some of the most imaginative creatures I've ever read about! Leaving her disappointing life behind, Candy finds herself in a new world--one that seems quite familiar.

JenFowler Have you ever read 'The Thief of Always' by this author? I saw it on a must-read list. 3y
Nebklvr No. This was the first book i've read by him 3y
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Nebklvr
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Oh, boy! Hopefully he has curtains....

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Nebklvr
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Humanatea
Abarat | Clive Barker
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He had not had pleasant experiences where love was concerned. It could break your heart, if you weren't careful. It could make you feel so lost, so confused, and so worthless that life didn't seem worth living. This wasn't something he knew from books; these were the bitter lessons of his life.

ipushbooks Love, love, love this series. Can you even believe that a mass market paperback was published WITHOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS? Unforgivable. 4y
Humanatea @ipushbooks I know! Just not the same books without his paintings. I've only read the first two, so I'm excited to catch up on the series 4y
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lidianams
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Help me pick my next reading! The nominees are:

1- All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
2- Abarat (book one) - Clive Barker
3- Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
4- The Secret History of Costaguana - Juan Gabriel Vásquez
5- The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

#helpmepick #nextreading

Amandajoy All the Light We Cannot See is by far one of my favorites. Absolutely lovely. 4y
IndyHannaJones ABARAT!!!!! Hopefully though you have a copy with Barker's unbelievably beautiful paintings. I haven't read the third book because I can't find a copy with paintings 4y
nishaprakash Things fall apart. An absolutely brilliant book!! Fell in love with it!! 4y
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Gezemice All the Light We Cannot See is great. I have not read the others. 4y
ChristieStratos I know you already picked, but Thing Fall Apart should be after All The Light We Cannot See. It's a whole other experience. Wonderful book. 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I'm throwing in my 2 cents for The Remains of the Day. It's a quiet, slow book. Very subtle and SO good. 4y
Peaceful_Reader This is a stack of amazing choices. 4y
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Anton
Abarat | Clive Barker
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My #TBT book is Abarat, the first book in Clive Barker's young adult fantasy/horror series. Written for his daughter, each book (three so far) is filled with Barker's artwork. The downside: he's taking his time writing, and there are two more books in the series, so who knows when it'll be complete.

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RobinBryan
Abarat | Clive Barker
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Was recommended this book due to being s fan of Harry Potter. I enjoyed it immensely and am wrapped up in the world of Candy Quackenbush!

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Puredragonstar
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Pickpick

Let me tell you how good this story is!! And how disappointed that he hasn't finished this series!!! I have been waiting since I was 16 I'm now 28, maybe I shouldn't hold my breath for this guy anymore. It's just that they are so GOOD!

thelizflynn I can't wait to read the second one! 4y
bookish.hummingbird I remember reading this a while ago! The world is so interesting! 😊 I need to read the 2nd and 3rd one too. 4y
Puredragonstar @bookish.hummingbird and @thelizflynn just remember guys that it's supposed to be a 5 book set but he's dragging his feet writing the last two. Just a warning before diving deeper in, but it's so worth it! 4y
bookish.hummingbird @Puredragonstar 5?! O_o It's been forever since the 3rd book was released. Ooooh. Have you heard of the nightworld series by LJ Smith? People have been waiting for the last book since the 90s! 😭 I'm one of them! 😭 4y
Puredragonstar @bookish.hummingbird I didn't know that 😱 why do they have to get writers block for so long!!! 😢 I think I'm going to write him, maybe he thinks no ones interested so he isn't writing them. 4y
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thelizflynn
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"But intelligence without love is an empty thing, I think."

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