Dog Blood

Dog Blood

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by David Moody
     
 

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On the heels of Patient Zero and Pride and Prejudice with Zombies— the electrifying sequel to Hater where humanity fights itself to the death against a backdrop of ultimate apocalyptic destruction

The Earth has been torn into two parts by an irreversible division. Whether due to nature, or

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On the heels of Patient Zero and Pride and Prejudice with Zombies— the electrifying sequel to Hater where humanity fights itself to the death against a backdrop of ultimate apocalyptic destruction

The Earth has been torn into two parts by an irreversible division. Whether due to nature, or the unknown depths of the mind itself, everyone is now either Human or Hater. Victim or killer. Governments have fallen, command structures have collapsed, and relationships have crumbled. Major cities have become refugee camps where human survivors cower together in fear. Amidst this indiscriminate carnage, Danny McCoyne is on a mission to find his daughter Ellis, convinced that her shared Hater condition means her allegiance is to people like him. Free of inhibitions, unrestricted by memories of peace, and driven by instinct, children are pure Haters, and may well define the future of the Hater race. But, as McCoyne makes his way into the heart of human territory, an incident on the battlefield sets in place an unexpected chain of events, forcing him to question everything he believes he knows about the new order that has arisen, and the dynamic of the Hate itself.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Set in a madly grasping modern Budapest, literary critic Ervin’s debut mines very different ways of achieving personal and artistic freedom in three neatly polished, interlocking tales. In “14 Bagatelles,” world-renowned Hungarian composer Harkályi Lajos, a WWII concentration camp survivor who emigrated to America at 15, returns to Budapest for the premiere of his opera, The Golden Lotus, and finds the city shockingly hostile, criminal, and deeply anti-Semitic. “Brooking the Devil” follows the plight of a young black American GI, “Brutus” Gibson, rescued from skinheads by Harkályi, who is framed by his superior officer. Set up on a dangerous gun-running mission, Gibson recognizes his two choices: submit or refuse and risk court-martial. Finally, in “The Empty Chairs,” a second violinist in the Budapest orchestra, a young American expatriate performing Harkályi’s opera on the night of the premiere, deviates wildly from the score in a surprising and transformative reaction to the work--to the conductor’s horror and the composer’s great delight. With dexterous sensibility and fluid prose, Ervin’s protagonists find liberation from the onerous strictures of Budapest’s Nazi and Communist past. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
The war between the Haters and the Unchanged rages on in the follow-up to Moody's taut horror/suspense debut Hater (2009). When readers last saw Danny McCoyne, he and a bunch of his fellow Haters had just escaped certain death in a facility set up by the Unchanged, the people who were not affected by whatever it is that causes the Haters to feel an urgent need to kill those who are not like them. Now, several months later, war has broken out, with the Haters running free in the countryside while the Unchanged have withdrawn to cramped refugee camps in major urban areas. The Unchanged have greater numbers, a semi-functional society and a military on their side, while the Haters have single-minded focus, brutality and an unquenchable lust to kill going for them. Which isn't to say that some Haters-Danny included-can't still use their brains. Danny is currently on a quest to find his daughter, Ellis, who, unlike his wife and two sons, is also a Hater. Then, he is captured and tranquilized by a small group of Unchanged. He wakes up chained, under the "care" of Joseph Mallon, an Unchanged who attempts to train Danny to keep his need to kill in check. Mallon's techniques seem to pay off. Eventually, with some effort, Danny can just manage to be unrestrained in the same room as Mallon without killing him, which is a significant accomplishment for a Hater. Mallon decides that Danny is ready to meet Sahota, the man in charge. But can a Hater really stop hating? If Moody's Hater books follow the familiar zombie story of civilization rent to tatters by mindless, bloodthirsty former humans, they turn it on its ear by speaking with the voice of one of the zombies rather than one of their victims. Readers have seen a pre-Hater Danny head off to his dead-end job, get frustrated with his kids and engage in other everyday activities. That, along with Moody's spare prose, makes the book's scenes of brutal violence all the more affecting. Lean, relentless and terrifying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312577414
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Series:
Hater Series , #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
392,511
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Moody is the author of Hater, Autumn and Autumn: The City. He grew up in Birmingham, England, on a diet of horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction. He started his career working at a bank, but then decided to write the kind of fiction he loved. His first novel, Straight to You, had what Moody calls "microscopic sales," and so when he wrote Autumn, he decided to publish it online. The book became a sensation and has been downloaded by half a million readers. He started his own publishing company, Infected Books. He lives in Britain with his wife and a houseful of daughters, which may explain his preoccupation with Armageddon.

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Dog Blood 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
Dave_Lightfoot More than 1 year ago
David Moody has managed to accomplish something that very few others can. He has created an outstanding sequel. This book is equal to if not better than Hater (the 1st book of the series). He has managed to evolve the story of Danny McCoyne, keeping true to the original but he has writen a completely new story. By this, I mean he hasn't just rehashed the original story. This is a sequel that adds a completely new dimension to the story. I loved it. The sequel finds Danny a changed man. No longer scared of the present or the future. He is now a Fighter. Fighting for his very exsistance in a world that has gone mad with rage. He will do anything and he will kill anyone to succeed in his new environment. He has set himself a task, he will find his daughter and he will free her from the grasp of the unchanged. To do this Danny must not only fight his enimies but he must deceive his comrades in war. In a world that is split into two armies. Danny must be resourceful and brave to achieve his goals. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a thrilling, terrifying read. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to end, just like the first book HATER. Once again, David Moody has proved himself as a leading contender in horror fiction.
Luckeechikee More than 1 year ago
After finishing Hater I was so mad I had to wait almost a year for the 2nd part. Was it ever worth the wait!! Focusing on the protagonist's desire to reunite with his daughter is delivers not only gruesome, graphic infected fighting but also heart. This man has earned top shelf in my library with his ability to make me want to jump out of my chair and shout at a book as if it were a movie!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Questionably my favorite. So much happens in this book, so be sure that you've read Haters first. I ran through this book in about 2 days; so if you love a great dystopic trilogy like I do, pick this up ASAP!
Galaxy1-- More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book Hater, this one is just as good. Scary to think this could happen on this planet. Read this book.
leimana More than 1 year ago
Well done. This is where the series really took off.
Shannon Stratton More than 1 year ago
riveting, brilliant, spooky. this book definetly had me looking over my shoulder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I finished Hater shortly after it came out, I waited with bated breath for Dog Blood—the back of Hater SAID the sequel would be coming out soon, but it just wasn’t soon enough for me!  Dog Blood returns us to the world of the Haters and the Unchanged. Chaos is still unfolding, and Danny is still hot on the trail of his daughter, Ella. This was the storyline that sucked me in the most—I needed him to find his daughter! Danny is now wrestling with the fact that he is a Hater, but, unlike most Haters, he can control the Hate, allowing him to sneak into Unchanged camps and go on missions. But the one thing that still drives him is his daughter. He knows she is a Hater, and he needs to find her.  By the time Dog Blood came out, I was in college. I lent Hater to a friend while I read the sequel. I gave her Dog Blood to read, and when she finished, she threw it at my head and shouted, “Why would you do that to me?!” I think that accurately describes David Moody’s writing. You get sucked in; you fall in love with the characters and become wrapped up in this world that’s utter chaos. But David Moody is a realist at heart—he doesn’t coddle his characters. Brutal things happen. Your heart will break (and race!) reading this book. If you like blood, gore, intense action, and biting your nails down to the nub, I definitely recommend Dog Blood.  The world of Hater becomes so much more complex in this book—the details that emerge, not only about the setting but about the way the Haters and Unchanged now function, make this book one to remember. It’s the perfect sequel to Hater—it answers just enough questions to satisfy you, but raises even more to keep you guessing. 
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Could you not say that...it affends me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont rate the book badly because of some animal violence. Gods, worse things
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOLY CRAP THAT WAS AN AWESOME yet sad BOOK I LOVED yet i hav to admit i sheded a tear or two OK OK I CRIED OK GOSH DONT JUDGE ME!!!!!!!! Gasp im srry im sick i dont feel good im sorry i snapped at you. ~Hetha 11 CA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good sequel,but a bit slow first half
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Loved this series!
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Dog-Clan trainingplace to fight
BaileyMN More than 1 year ago
Very gripping page turner ! A must read series !
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What a unique twist on an apocolypse scenario. So vivid and makes you think, what would you do.
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This book is better than good.
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warriormomma2 More than 1 year ago
David Moody did it again! Great storyline, cant wait to read the last book of the Hater trilogy next month!!
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