Well done ... Weaveworld
is my favorite Barker novel as well
I think the fact that I lend out my copy of Weaveworld
to people I know who never read Barker speaks to that. Speaking of which, the last person I lent it to (about a year ago) moved and never returned it. Which makes it second lent Barker book stolen that way (Damnation Game
was also stolen years ago)
Shit like that puts me off lending people my media (which unfortunately is one of the reasons I thought I was holding onto so many books/DVDs/Blu Rays).
With advances in special effects technology, I'm surprised we have to see an adaptation of Weaveworld
get off the ground (for either movie or tv). Various versions have been in "production hell" for over 20 years.
is my favorite Barker novel, the short story collection Books of Blood
is my favorite book (at least if you consider it to be a single book). The scope of imagination contained there is just mind-blowing. That's what turned me onto Barker in the first place.
Honorable mention Barker books are The Great And Secret Show
... not coincidentally because they are similar to Weaveworld
in that they're epic imaginative stories that combine fantasy and horror.