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11 out of 13 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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4 out of 8 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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  • Posted May 5, 2011

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    Hard to put down.

    I finished this book in a day, its that good. Looking forward to reading more Moody.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    Great

    Reminds me of Romero's The Crazies

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  • Posted June 3, 2010

    Sparked My Flame for Reading Again!!

    I haven't been able to find a book that grabbed my attention from the first page in a very long time. I am so tired of the same ole same ole, but this book was the best book I've read in ages! Couldn't put it down. It was a total page turner and I am eagerly awaiting the sequel Dog Blood that comes out on 6/8 so that I can bury my head in another great book and escape into this strange and frightening world once again!

    If you like being on the edge of your seat, this is the book for you!

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Could not put this down

    I read this book in just a few hours because I just could not put it down it was way better than I thought it was going to be and I had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next. David Moody really wrote this well and I can't wait for the next installment of the series

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    Posted February 14, 2010

    I'm glad I bought this book. I was pressed for something to read and saw this. Was not disappointed at all. Great read. Can't wait for the next book to come out. I think I've found another favorite author

    As someone else mentioned, it would be a good idead to read the book before the movie comes out. Hope the movie will do the book justice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2009

    Very entertaining

    Just bought this book. Thought this it was a good read. Worth the money.

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