The Thief of Always

The Thief of Always

Book - 1992
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Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied...

There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face -- when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows -- that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.

The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitious for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years...

Publisher: c1992.
ISBN: 0061091464
Branch Call Number: Barke


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Oct 21, 2017

One of my favorite all time books, The Thief of Always is a chilling story of Harvey, a bored young boy who opts to travel to a land where everyday is a holiday, every meal is a feast, and life is dedicated to fun. All of this does not come without a grave cost. The book is indeed written for a young adult reader, but the themes are very dark, and adults will enjoy reading just as much if not more.

May 02, 2017

Once again, I was too hasty in my book requests. I didn't realize that this was written for kids so I was very very disappointed and put this book down after 50 pages or so.

Dec 28, 2016

A children's book written by Clive Barker about a forgotten child who fights through supernatural temptation to save himself. Very dark themes. The story harkens back to a time before children's stories had airbrushed characters and plot twists with protective bumpers. Think Coraline, but with more sinister undertones. Enjoy!

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Oct 21, 2017

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