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Mister B. Gone

Mister B. Gone - Clive Barker I thought this book would be something else. The story's description promised something innovative and new, and what I found instead was nothing more than a pathetic narrative ploy. The narrative itself seems to be the biggest problem with the novel. It's first 18 pages are repetitive and boring, consisting in their entirety of entreaties by the book's possessed pages to be burnt....over and over and over again. When the author finally gets to telling the story, he stops his narrative to again ask that the reader burn the book. Needless to say this creates choppy story telling. I felt I was being talked at rather than told anything. The only reason this gets two stars is because the idea itself was creative, even if the execution was horrific.