This book, that was made into the legendary "Hellraiser", is an incredible read. I love the movie, but have to say after reading the book, it's now a toss up as to which I enjoyed more. Darkness, pleasure and pain, and LOTS of blood flow from these pages. I feel a bit silly mentioning anything about Barker's prose style or how great he can craft a tale, because really, I think we all know that by this point in time. If you want to get creeped out late at night, there in your bed with just that small reading light on, the only sound the wind outside your window, then this IS the book for you. And if you're a fan of the movie that gave us Pinhead and The Cenobites, you owe it to yourself to read the source material. ... and Jesus wept.