Imajica. El Quinto Dominio

ISBN: 8498002451
ISBN 13: 9788498002454
By: Clive Barker

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John Furia Zacharias, alias "Cortés", experto falsificador cuya vida se ha convertido en una sarta de mentiras; Judith Odell, cuyo poder para dominar a los hombres es mayor de lo que ella misma cree; y Pai`oh`pah, un misterioso asesino procedente de otra dimensión, se ven envueltos en una compleja trama situada en Imajica. Un universo poliédrico y oscuro, regido por leyes más allá de nuestro conocimiento; lejano pero a la vez, a nuestro alcance. Una historia donde el erotismo y la pasión se entrelazan con el terror y la ambición.

Reader's Thoughts


i picked this book up at a flea market in wisconsin. last night i was trying to decide what book to read and i decided to wait on this one until after christmas b/c as i understand it, this is book is giant and daunting and time consuming but it sounds awesome.

While admittedly boasting Barker's very unique and different imagination, I personally couldn't finish this.


he is my favorite and this is my favorite of his works, hard though it is to choose.

Nikos Sekeroglou

His best work. Read!


Really good story but something that I can't explain is missing - maybe that something that keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next, I'm not really sure, just can't put my finger on it... Worth reading though...

Wrey Fuentes

I'm not going to wax rhapsodic. It was a good read, and this from someone who rarely enteres into the realm of fantasy (in this case, an urban fantasy). What I will say is that, Clive, poppet, you dangle prepositions like fruit from a most laden tree just before harvest!

Christine Quiampang Rader

My imagination went wild with awesome imagery.


Favorite QuotesA man kills the thing he loves, and he must die a little himself.His body and his mind went about their different businesses. The former, freed from conscious instruction, breathed, rolled, sweated, and digested. The latter went dreaming.We’re too much ourselves. Afraid of letting go of what we are, in case we are nothing, and holding on so tight, we lose everything else.


I am exercsing my (rarely used) right not to finish a book. I've read Clive Barker before, and routinely been unimpressed. After 150 pages (which is about 80 pages more than the hundred page rule- if you don't know, that rule says you should read 100-your age of a book before deciding not to read more of it), I've decided that I don't care if I finish this 500+ page monster, especially given that this is only half of the overall story that just wouldn't fit in one paperback edition. The place I do feel a bit bad about this is in that Barker claims that this book is his magnum opus, written about Jesus and England. Of course, it was also published in the early 90s, so he may very well have moved on from there.The book still gets two stars, however, since the introduction is interesting. I always find it fascinating to hear authors talk about where their ideas come from, why they write what they do, and what they think about the work in question. And maybe that ultimately prejudiced me against the book (given how much I disagree with Mr. Barker), but that part was worth the read nonetheless.


It's been so long since I read this that I've no clear recollection of it. I do remember being perplexed or confused or maybe frustrated by it. I think I read it as a teenager. Time for a re-read.


The first half of a vast and very complicated book, about other dominions and stuff like that. Very inventive and as usual, beautifully written. The length is slightly indigestible though.


Sounds daunting.. but... I'm not reading anything else so why not? I wish I could take a highlighter/annotate this.

Strider Jones

Barker's poetic prose and convincing characterisation parachutes the reader into his imagination. You become part of his landscape and plot and don't desire the return to your own realm until the adventure is over. I prefer Weaveworld and The Great And Secret Show..but all are different and all unique trips into believable fantasy.


For some reason, Clive Barker always takes me forever to read. I think he gets a bit lost in descriptives for my taste. Which isn't to say I don't like his writing, it just doesn't speak to me as much as others. This particular story was apparently chopped in half because of the size of the paperback and print involved in the whole story. Oddly enough, it seems as if the plot could easily be summed up in the next hundred pages from the end that part one had. But I guess that brings us back to the issue of description. Anyway, I can pretty much see where he's going with the plot, but will someday pick up the second half and finish it


Awesome book. I loved this one and can't wait to continue in book 2 (which I have actually already started). It's an excellent story. It took me about 90-100 pages to get into into but once I was there was no stopping me. Thanks Dave!

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