The Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train Review

In 1984 the Books of Blood by Clive Barker were published and quickly gained a following worldwide. Literary eminences like Stephen King noticed early on the creativity and powerful prose throughout the Books of Blood, bringing Clive Barker's stories to the forefront of horror fiction. One of these stories was "The Midnight Meat Train" following one Leon Kaufman as he discovers the origins of a series of grizzly subway train murders in New York City... and the controlling forces behind it all.

Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition brings the original story back with all-new material: a new afterword written by Clive Barker, seven color paintings based on the story by the author, a new introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes, a foreword by the movie screenplay writer Jeff Buhler, storyboards from the film, never-before-seen photos, notes, sketches and more.

Please note that because the official movie script was in image format we had to remove it from this ebook edition. Many materials from the major motion picture are still in this edition.

"What Barker does in THE BOOKS OF BLOOD makes the rest of us look like we've been asleep for the last ten years. . . He's an original." - Stephen King

"Clive Barker assaults our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether." - Los Angeles Times

"Mixing elements of horror, science fiction and surrealist literature, Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and South American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams." - Boston Herald

"Barker's eye is unblinking; he drags out our terrors from the shadows and forces us to look upon them and despair or laugh with relief." - The Washington Post

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    The Midnight Meat Train Reviews

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    I have the BOOKS OF BLOOD Vol. 1-3 and I read the story there, but I want to be able to review this story by itself since I don't have plans to keep reading all of these stories at once. I want to be ...

  • Horace Derwent

    My favorite Clive Barker's taleWorlds need balance and the poise between the worlds which must be well kept and maintainedSo who's gonna give up his all to do this? I guess noneEvery day when he's rea...

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 3.5* of five, rounded down because.It's a very average sort of horror story, creeps galore that all lead to the place you'd like to have them go. Gore, blood, chills...and a twist at the end a...

  • Gianfranco Mancini

    Well, having loved the movie it was really time for me to read this gory and disturbing masterpiece by Clive Barker.A tale about a lonely man, on a lonely train, in a lonely night, to an unpredictable...

  • Douglas Castagna

    The story itself is fantastic. I remember getting the first volume of Books Of Blood at Waldenbooks and could not wait to tear into it. Clive Barker started this rather thin volume off with this tale ...

  • Rick Slane

    Especially recommended to night time mass transit users....

  • Lindsay

    Well that was much shorter than I anticipated it being. I read some special version of it from kindle unlimited that had some forwards, the story, then went into information about the movie, some stor...

  • Brandon Petry

    3.5 stars for the book itself as it is packaged, 4.5 for the story and the actually interesting and relevant bits.First, I'd like to address that this "Special Definitive Edition" is definitely worth ...

  • Matt

    I can see why this is a classic of modern horror. I'll be reading more Barker in the future....

  • Christian

    3,5 stars...