Clive Barker always delivers in the creative department and this collection is no different.
Clocking in at only 88 pages, these short stories really pack a punch, yet as a whole, it feels like something is missing.
I think my favorite stories in the bunch were The Sabbaticus and The Golem, Elijah. Both could be interpreted as cautionary tales, as could Bethany Bled , and who doesn't like those? Be careful what you wish for and all that. These stories did make me miss (and long for) the Clive Barker of old with big old door-stopper books like Imajica or Weaveworld, where there was plenty of time for Mr. Barker to weave his spell. However, Infernal Parade did give me a taste of the wild imagination and words of Mr. Barker, so how could that be bad?
Recommended for fans of the Clive Barker of old!
*Thanks to Subterranean Press and NetGalley for the e-ARC of this collection in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it. *