by Clive Barker
October 30th 2007 by HarperCollins
Hardcover, 248 pages
Description via Amazon.com
Mister B. Gone marks the long-awaited return of Clive Barker, the great master of the macabre, to the classic horror story. This bone-chilling novel, in which a medieval devil speaks directly to his reader--his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next--is a never-before-published memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. The demon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror, turning the book itself into a dangerous object, laced with menace only too ready to break free and exert its power.
A brilliant and truly unsettling tour de force of the supernatural, Mister B. Gone escorts the reader on an intimate and revelatory journey to uncover the shocking truth of the battle between Good and Evil.
Mister B. Gone is a genuine tale within a uniquely designed book. Meet Jakabok Botch, trapped within the pages of the book you are holding. After being asked, begged, and finally threatened to burn the book immediately upon starting it, the demon reluctantly shares his story in exchange for hopes of freedom by flame. The tale begins with Jakabok being captured from the circles of hell via a trap left by those on the surface. He meets another demon who is on his way to see Johannes Gutenburg in regards to his amazing invention that has grabbed the attention of agents from both Heaven and Hell as it is sure to change the world.