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Hater

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

An Instant Classic

WOW. The first thing I will say is, you don't need to read a review of this book. You just need to read it for yourself. This story is fantastic. David Moody has created a story that could possibly be one of the best modern "situation horror" stories ever written. I was...
WOW. The first thing I will say is, you don't need to read a review of this book. You just need to read it for yourself. This story is fantastic. David Moody has created a story that could possibly be one of the best modern "situation horror" stories ever written. I was hooked from the first chapter. This book starts at a fast pace and just continues to gain momentum right until the end.
This isn't your run of the mill "horror" story. There isn't a monster, no vampires or werewolves. The fear comes from our own humanity, or what will happen if we lose our humanity. The author has created a world were a proportion of the population becomes affected by a "new" kind of disorder. Once affected they lose all humanity towards those not affected. They fear those who haven't changed and they HATE those who haven't changed. They find only one way of fixing this situation. Kill the unchanged.
The horror in this book comes at the reader from three different angles. Firstly, we have the violence that is carried out throughout the whole story. It is relentless, in your face and most of all, it is believable. Every attack resembles something we could possibly read or see in the news on a daily basis. Secondly, we have the simple horror of normal people being trapped and confused in this situation. The author really creates a spine chilling experience by making us feel empathy with those not affected and from this we get a feeling of the fear that they must be feeling. Thirdly, the horror, at its best, comes from the very realistic way that David Moody has shown us how humanity, love and empathy can easily be destroyed once fear is added into the world. How friends can turn on friends once they are shown the difference. How we fear those who are different from ourselves and the lengths we are willing to go to get rid them.
The story is easy to read, captivating, brilliant, scary and worryingly mirrors the world we live in. Expect a few shivers down your back and after reading, try not to judge those you walk past in the street. After all, it is only a story........ but it will make you think!!!

posted by Dave_Lightfoot on June 3, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

It didn't work for me ...

I read the whole thing and its just bad on many levels. Its looking for a metaphor and the author should of stated it in an abstract so that we might pin him down on it with Elmer's glue and get it over with.

The previous reviewers alluded to a fast paced novel ......
I read the whole thing and its just bad on many levels. Its looking for a metaphor and the author should of stated it in an abstract so that we might pin him down on it with Elmer's glue and get it over with.

The previous reviewers alluded to a fast paced novel ... nope. Its kind of like Dawn of the Dead but you never get to the Mall. All character development kinda stops half way through and we are on a long wrap up for part two.

I really liked the beginning of the book. The main character was developing nicely and I liked how the author gave us the hater's perspective when they changed. From there everything is miserable and self centered for the most part. If your not a hater, you do nothing but what good for you and skip everyone else. When your a hater, once you get past the initiation part of killing some innocent sucker just cuz its the most logical path to follow, your palling around with the bestest most magnanimous altruistic bunch of self center people that do everything for one another but kill everyone else as long as the timing is right and if its not, we act like we did before; whine and wait ... wait, mmm.

I have a hard time with irrational acts leading to rational pacts of irrational people that have a global goal that must lead to nothing in the end because they are a disconnected people with no other goal. Did I just say that out loud? Maybe its a Gaea thing. Maybe its a Nietzsche "become what you are" thing, which I'm all for but it was never meant in this vein. Maybe its a I don't care because its boring thing. Hater/non-hater ... whats the difference with the exception of kill, kill, kill for different self centered reasons ... which kind of sounds like we are hitting a metaphor, but its not that easy in this book, and the journey isn't worth wherever this story goes, part two goes and beyond. I'm skipping the boat ride.

posted by divideByZero on July 9, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Hater

    Hater was a good book, however the rest of the series sucks and just felt like a waste of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Love

    I love the hater series. Its absolutely amazing and different. Will keep you on edge

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Not what I was expecting...it was better!

    This book surprised me I had expectations of a familiar story about zombies but this quickly took a turn to something different. I don't want to give anything away but I highly recommend reading this book. If you are a fan of Mira Grant or movies like The Crazis, then you will love this. I can't wait to read book 2!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    When zombies are not zombies

    I loved this book. It's a refreshing new take on the "us against them" apocalypse genre. Fast-paced, intelligent, and thought-provoking. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    on the fence

    The main family is alittle bit whining and danny is not somebody you can really root for but the plot keeps you interested enough that you want to know whats going on but at the end of the book i dont knnow yet if i am interested enough to buy the second book

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    This series is so fun to read. As long as you dont mind reading

    This series is so fun to read. As long as you dont mind reading a bit of disturbing styled writing it a great read. I like that this book and the whole series can be thought of as actually happening, then to imagine what would happen to you if these horrific events took place in our own lives. I told a frined of mine to read the series and he loved it as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Dreamwhisper

    May I join? And whats ur name?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    cool

    Its prerty cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Good, But not Great

    Moody wrote a good story that kept you on your toes. The storyline is riveting yet it lacked details and immersive content. The concept of the apocalyptic scenario was well executed and unique. I think the author did a good job and had the potential to write a good story but fell a bit short in the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Stupid

    It was ok in the early going but became more and more rambling and disconnected. Are we supposed to root for this guy? He wasn't very likeable when he was well and sure wasn't later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Excellent

    Love everything I've read by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Alright

    It started really slow, but around the 150th page is started to get better. Not the best I've read but it was pretty good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Great Hate

    David Moody is a genius; I wasn't sure about the "British undertones" at first, but boy was I wrong. This needs to be a series on HBO, it's that good! I don't know which book in the trilogy is better? READ THIS BOOK ... I just purchased his Autumn novel and am hoping that it's as fast-paced a read as the Hater Trilogy! Marry me David Moody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Do not buy!!

    I purchased Haters because of the great reviews it has. It has a good story with much potential. But the charaters are so lame that its sad. Do not buy it unless you want to waste your money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Thought this was a well writen book. Two thumbs up so to speak.

    Thought this was a well writen book. Two thumbs up so to speak. The only
    downfall to the book is that it ended to soon. Kept my battention well
    enough that I was more then willing to read more, if only I didn"t
    have to wait for the next book in the series! Would. and have
    recommended this book to many.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Disappointing

    Long and drawn out.....no conclusion

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    Wonderful Book!

    I really enjoyed reading this book, wonder if this could really
    happen someday. You never know?

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    I found this book to be a bit boring till the end. Book 2 and 3

    I found this book to be a bit boring till the end. Book 2 and 3 are awesome. All and all a decent series and worth the read if you liked 28 Days Later and/ or Apocalyptic story's.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    HATER is amaza-phenom-awesome...and that's a mouthful. It's beyo

    HATER is amaza-phenom-awesome...and that's a mouthful. It's beyond what one woul imagine as an apocalyptic situation. The writing, imagery, and realword scenarios are phnomanally written. I don't think that I've ever read a better horror novel. David Moody is the next horror icon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Y Typically british but still good.

    This is good book that is a page turner from start to finish. My only complaint is that it is typically british and by that i mean some parts are extremely long on talk and not much else. But other than that this is worth your time.

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