The Great and Secret Show, Paperback
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In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America.

In this New York Times bestseller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil.

Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780006179085



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It took me a year to finish this book! Disturbing, long, but undeniably imaginative this is my least favourite of Barker's books I've read to date. I enjoyed aspects of this story, the plot is such that's impossible to summarize, I did try but it was getting so long I gave up. I'm still not sure what exactly happened, but it had it's moments and it's yet another of Barker's book's where the extra-ordinary is just under the surface of everyday life, but he's done it better.

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