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Mister B. Gone (Audio CD)

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Author: Clive Barker / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Mystery / Narrator: Doug Bradley

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      30.07.2008 23:51
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      A demon is trapped in this book and he will do anything to get you to burn it

      I read the paper version of the book, didn't listen to it. I think that listening to it would be nothing like physically reading it, the experience of having the book in your hands is what makes this enjoyable.
      This is a very interesting idea. The opening sentence of this book is "Burn this book". The reader is being spoken to by Jakabok Botch, demon trapped inside the book, pleading, threatening and entreating you, trying to get you to burn it. He tells you his tale of how he came to the world from hell, how he travelled and murdered, how he found a great secret. And all the while he asks you to burn the book and be done with it. It's not interesting he says. I'll slit your throat he says. I'll give you a big house he says. But you know that it's just a book, right?
      Well a few times I did get a little freaked out, when he tells you that he can feel your fingers on the pages, he's watching your eyes reading the words, that for every page you turn he is taking another step towards you. Very creepy. This isn't horror exactly as it is described, but it was nicely atmospheric and creepy. And a nice look at the battle between Heaven and Hell. I'm glad I read it.

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