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The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

SUMMARY The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

Maximillian Bacchus is the ringmaster ruler guide and owner of what he considers the greatest show in the world Traveling with a Crocodile named Malachi a trapeze girl named Ophelia a strong mane they call Hero which is short for Hieronymus a clown named Domingo de Ybarrondo who paints in a wagon pulled by a giant Ibis bird the troupe wanders from adventure to adventure with mythic aplomb Fro 35The ringmaster of the circus Mr Maximilian Bacchus decides the circus needs to go to Xanadu and attend the court of Kublai Khan The overall story is made up of the adventures of his troupe along the wayThe first story is about the wedding of Indigo Murphy a bird handler to the Duke Lorenzo de Medici It sets up the different characters in the book and also sees a new troupe member Angelo join the ranks Overall this wasn't the best story and I was worried that every story was going to be this forgettableThe second story introduces the orang outang Bathsheba who has run away from a rival circus When the cruel ringmaster Dr Jozabiah Bentham comes looking for her Bacchus concocts a scheme to ensure her safety This story was much engaging and it was evident of Barkers wonderful imaginationThe next is about trolls and the circus clown Domingo The troupe stop at what looks like a deserted town and find that all the townspeople are living in fear of trolls who live near 'Where the world ends' The townspeople are coaxed out to a performance but the trolls attack and Domingo pays the price for trying to interveneThe last story sees them reach Xanadu to perform for the Kublai Khan Whilst there the Khans niece is kidnapped by a sinister figure and Angelo who has fallen in love with the princess leads the troupe through the underground caves to try and rescue herThe read improved as it progressed and I was thoroughly enjoying it by the end The characters are all interesting my favourite being Malachi the lazy cowardly but very funny crocodile Barker wrote this when he was much younger and whilst it's not the strongest story it's easy to see his future potential as a master of dark fantasy fiction

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He mythologies and dreams of the world Though written forty years ago these pages are littered with the same magical side steps that have always been woven into Clive Barkers fiction Worlds not uit our own and yet so real they ring with truth and leave you wishing you could step from your mundane life into that other place into those caves of ice if only long enough to catch Maximillian's sho I love Clive Barker for his horror but reading this novellette written by a seventeen year old Barker I was enchanted by his ability to tell a fantasy story like a folk tale It was strange ethereal and lyrical a modern day Grimm fairy story that seemed real enough to me that I was enchanted from the moment I picked up the bookA ringmaster a talking crocodile a boy with sunlight in his eyes So many stories rely on explanations but in Mr Maximillian Bacchus you don't need explanations and you aren't offered them Because a boy thief can save a princess just as much as a strongman can be an artist and a Nile crocodile can singIt's been a long time since I was so enchanted with Barker not since I first read Books of Blood Volumes One to Three did I so vastly enjoy Barker's work Not to say this is the perfect novel it suffers some mostly in stylistic choices and the first story was weak but is it a wonderful oneAs a bonus the illustrations are beautiful I only regret I own the ebook not a proper hardcopy; although once my finances settle after I move I suspect I might try to get myself a copy

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M the first story in which Indigo Murphy the best bird handler in the world leaves the show to join in matrimony with the Duke Lorenzo de Medici to the fabled court of Kubla Khan the magic never stops You will meet a young apple thief named Angelo with magic eyes and an orang outang named Bathsheba and a host of other amazing characters with names and personas cut like a patchwork uilt from t I love Clive Barker a lot I liked his imaginations for this short stories But not as much as i loved his other books like Tortured Souls and Hellbound Heart

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About the Author: Clive Barker

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool England the son of Joan Rubie née Revill a painter and school welfare officer and Leonard Barker a personnel director for an industrial relations firm Educated at Dovedale Primary School and uarry Bank High School he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department It



10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

  1. says:

    35The ringmaster of the circus Mr Maximilian Bacchus decides the circus needs to go to Xanadu and attend the court of Kublai Khan The overall story is made up of the adventures of his troupe along the wayThe first story is about the wedding of Indigo Murphy a bird handler to the Duke Lorenzo de Medici It sets up the different characters in the book and also sees a new troupe member Angelo join the ranks Overall this wasn't the best story and I was worried that every story was going to be this forgettableThe second story introduces the orang outang Bathsheba who has run away from a rival circus When the cruel ringmaster Dr Jozabiah Bentham comes looking for her Bacchus concocts a scheme to ensure her safety This story was much engaging and it was evident of Barkers wonderful imaginationThe next is about trolls and the circus clown Domingo The troupe stop at what looks like a deserted town and find that all the townspeople are living in fear of trolls who live near 'Where the world ends' The townspeople are coaxed out to a performance but the trolls attack and Domingo pays the price for trying to interveneThe last story sees them reach Xanadu to perform for the Kublai Khan Whilst there the Khans niece is kidnapped by a sinister figure and Angelo who has fallen in love with the princess leads the troupe through the underground caves to try and rescue herThe read improved as it progressed and I was thoroughly enjoying it by the end The characters are all interesting my favourite being Malachi the lazy cowardly but very funny crocodile Barker wrote this when he was much younger and whilst it's not the strongest story it's easy to see his future potential as a master of dark fantasy fiction

  2. says:

    To say this book is atypical for Barker is an understatement but it is still very good and probably my favorite of his worksTo begin with this is a collection of four short stories linked by the titular circus The circus heads to Coleridge's Cathay to entertain the Khan known as Kublai and the stories detail their adventures along the way These are tall tales with talking animals people with strange gifts and mythical creatures and are much gentler than any of Barker's work I've read previously There are few if any horror elements and the vast majority of the characters are good kind and supportive They are good folks to spend few hours withThe stories have definite roots in fairy and tall tales but are original and entrancing The tone again is gentle and also humorous This like his The Thief of Always before it can be read by older children but I have no problem recommending it to adults as wellAs good as it is I think this is not uite a five star read If it sticks with me I may reassess it but I think it's just a little too frivolous to clear that bar Still I would definitely suggest it to anyone intrigued by it's concepts It's a whole lot of fun

  3. says:

    I just finished listening to the audio book version of this I've never listened to an audio book before but overall it was okayThese stories were written by Clive when he just started writing and was very young Do not expect to find any horror in this book The stories were uite enjoyable and the characters very likeable Especially Malaki the crocodileIt's a very short readlisten of just over 2 hours and I know the physical copy has just over 100 pages If you are a Clive Barker fan then I do recommend this as it shows how much he has developed as a writer over the years

  4. says:

    I am a massive fan of Clive Barker and reading ‘The Adventures of Maximillian Bacchus His Travelling Circus’ was like catching up with an old friend I love his style of writing the possibilities that anything and everything can happen within his universeAll of the characters are wonderfully written glorious in fact my favourite character was Malachi the crocodile I loved his stories he was uite the traveller and I loved the fact he was not what you expected a crocodile to be All of the characters were vibrant likeable individual and fantastic to read The illustrations by Richard A Kirk are wonderfully done I hope I get read tales of Maximillian Bacchus His Travelling Circus

  5. says:

    I love Clive Barker a lot I liked his imaginations for this short stories But not as much as i loved his other books like Tortured Souls and Hellbound Heart

  6. says:

    Book Reaction 25 Stars far from hate but not uite a like

  7. says:

    The Adventures of Mr Maximillian Bacchus is a short children's novel written by Clive Barker at around eighteen years of age The writing is uite remarkable for someone so young and reading this lightweight whimsical tale it isn't difficult to see this as the beginning of what would prove to be a major talent Max Bacchus and his circus travel through a strange country delivering their entertainments to those who ask for them and meeting various bizarre characters The plot is simple and the people who make up the circus give it life There are lots of unusual goings on as readers of Barker's later works will expect but this is a very lighthearted story and features none of the spookiness or demons of his later workThe book was published in a limited edition and is worth seeking out for Barker completists

  8. says:

    I love Clive Barker for his horror but reading this novellette written by a seventeen year old Barker I was enchanted by his ability to tell a fantasy story like a folk tale It was strange ethereal and lyrical a modern day Grimm fairy story that seemed real enough to me that I was enchanted from the moment I picked up the bookA ringmaster a talking crocodile a boy with sunlight in his eyes So many stories rely on explanations but in Mr Maximillian Bacchus you don't need explanations and you aren't offered them Because a boy thief can save a princess just as much as a strongman can be an artist and a Nile crocodile can singIt's been a long time since I was so enchanted with Barker not since I first read Books of Blood Volumes One to Three did I so vastly enjoy Barker's work Not to say this is the perfect novel it suffers some mostly in stylistic choices and the first story was weak but is it a wonderful oneAs a bonus the illustrations are beautiful I only regret I own the ebook not a proper hardcopy; although once my finances settle after I move I suspect I might try to get myself a copy

  9. says:

    This is a collection of four short stories which connected tell a larger narrative It's a fairy tale feel full of improbabilities told with a reassuring voice I would read of these characters especially if they included that other traveling showwhat was the name of it again? Regardless I wasn't ready to be done with this cast of charactersFavorite uote from this one? Reality is a schizophrenic unstable target It exists only in the moment; anything after that is suspect

  10. says:

    Another book I bought for the kindle that took me forever to finish It's ornately written but couldn't hold my interest even though I love circuses fairy tales and Clive Barker short stories It is poetical enough to be glittery and cold but not original enough to be compelling

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