Absolute ​Midnight (Abarat 3.) 1 csillagozás

Clive Barker: Abarat – Absolute Midnight Clive Barker: Abarat – Absolute Midnight

I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,” Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. ​“ The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal.”

     And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems.
Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2011

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HarperCollins, London, 2011
570 oldal · ISBN: 9780060291716 · Illusztrálta: Clive Barker

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Clive Barker: Abarat – Absolute Midnight

És elérkezett a Vég, minden létező tekintetben. A megoldás is Barkeres, egyedi és nem annyira napfényes, mint egy népmesei befejezés. Inkább homályosan mítoszi ez, ahogy illik. Pont nekem találták ki ezt a fickót, és ő meg a világát. Külön öröm ez a dionüszoszi újjászületés, az örök körforgás, az önmagába visszatérő – végtelen – történet.

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     „But she has powers, Fatha. She was seen wielding them.”
     „So maybe she saw them is a book. Wasn't she with that idiot Wolfswinkel for a time? Whatever she may have learned, she'll forget it. Humankind can't hold on to mystery.”

29. oldal


     „Every rational man is allowed a few irrational dreams, wouldn't you say?”

47. oldal


She had witnessed in nauseating detail how the human world worked: its rituals of comfort (television, food, religion); its appetite for poison (television, food, religion); and for the monstrous edifices of desire (television, food, religion): she understood them all.

160. oldal


„You opened their eyes to another world, darling. They'll never forgive you for that.”

188. oldal


     „I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,” she said, using that voice that, thought it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. „ The waiting is over. Rise, all of you! And give me my Midnight!

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     Cries of terror and panic still rose up out of the islands that were newly overtaken by darkness. But out of those that had first fallen under the influence of the shadow-shroud the fear was punctuated with a new and very particular sound: that of accusation. Who had done this, and why? Why? Somebody needed to own up to this crime and do so quickly or there would be consequences. On island after island, in Hour after Hour, people started to seek out anyone that was in some way odd, and found, in mere distinction, evidence of guilt. The signs were usually very small – a harelip, a slow eye, a tic, a stammer – but all that mattered was that the voices of accusations were able to rouse a mob into believing that these innocents were in some way responsible for this terror.

277. - 278. oldal


     By now the darkness had reached the eastern limits of the Abarat, as it had to the north and south. It was as though the Abarat was a coffin and the sacbrood its lid.

279. oldal


     Don't listen to doubt, Candy, Joephi said. All great things come of paradox.

309. oldal


     „The answer to how is to do,” Candy said. „That's all there ever is.”

456. oldal


Hopelessness is reasonable.

But nothing of worth
     in my life
came of reason.
     Not my love,
     not my art,
     not my heaven.

So I am hopeful.

     —Zephario Carrion

571. oldal

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